Color Me Happy

Color Me Happy

Apr 17

Shelby: “My colors are blush and bashful”. M”Lynn: “Her colors are pink and pink.” — Steel Magnolias According to environmental psychologists, the colors with which we surround ourselves really do have a dramatic effect on our moods, emotions, and overall wellness. It is called chromotherapy {or color therapy}. Being a color-lover myself, I feel better...

Twenty-Year Survival Plan

Twenty-Year Survival Plan

Apr 16

{Image via Bear Robot’s Etsy shop} …that’s what Jennifer prescribed during our last session. Part of me wished I has misunderstood and she really had said milligrams, but no. She said Clark and I needed to put together our twenty-year survival plan for raising a child with Autism. I have practiced a few Nervous Breakdown Prevention Methods over recent months, but I have learned...

What’s Under the Hood?

What’s Under the Hood?

Apr 14

Do you see a therapist? For years, I thought that admitting to seeing a therapist was like admitting to still being in possession of a Creed record. There’s just some things that are better kept to oneself. I can’t remember who said it {it was no doubt someone older and wiser}, but while we are discussing the topic of healthy living, we can’t neglect our mental health now...

April Giveaway

April Giveaway

Apr 11

{Image via No Minimalist Here} This is the way that I start most of my weeks… with a big, fat, blank menu that I scramble to fill before someone asks inevitable question, “What’s for dinner?” Then all of my anxieties start to spill over because A. I don’t have a plan. B. If I have a plan, it too closely resembles the last plan that I planned and C. Why can’t I...

Happy Sleeping

Happy Sleeping

Apr 10

If rest and renewal is key to overall good health, then we ought to at least be inspired by our sleeping spaces {not too inspired that we stay awake though, right?} I have to admit, the room in my house that I currently feel the least inspired by is our master bedroom. With two small children, it seems I spend more time in every room but my own, therefore it has been sadly neglected. Lately, I...

Practicing Renewal

Practicing Renewal

Apr 09

{Dream Until Your Dreams Come True Image via Julia Davila Lampe} Do you take daytime naps? I haven’t napped regularly since I was four, but during the Lent season, I began paying closer attention to my body’s stress signals. Around 2pm every day, I approach the “afternoon slump”. So, instead of brewing another pot of coffee, I forced myself to lie down for 30 minutes. At...