Remembering My Dad

Today is Father’s Day here in the US and that brings back a lot of memories of my Dad. I don’t know what it is about Daddies and their little girls. I was blessed to have both a good Mom and a good Dad but guess who it was that I used to follow around.

My Dad was a man worthy of a lot of respect. He believed in using honesty and integrity in all his dealings. He was part Irish and it showed in his sense of humor and his ability to tell a good long story. He was able to keep people intrigued with what he had to say next. I still remember many of those stories but they are just too long to tell here. [Continue reading]

Sympathy versus Empathy – Which Do you have

 Sympathy versus empathy - which do you have when someone you know or meet is experiencing difficulty or loss? When thinking of Sympathy, what comes to your mind? Many people think of it only in terms of feeling sorry for someone because … [Continue reading]

Help For Overspending At Christmas

Has Christmas and holiday shopping thrown your budget out the window? If your family celebrates the holidays you may feel pressured to purchase things for your loved ones that you really cannot afford.  There is help for overspending. Ideally, when … [Continue reading]

Giving Thanks

Today is the day before Thanksgiving. As I write this I am reminded of all the things that have happened this year for which I am thankful. Some were personal, some were financial and some were in the lives of my friends and loved ones. It has been … [Continue reading]

What Is Coloring Books For Adults?

Coloring books for adults - You might be asking yourself, "why?" This is a surprising new trend that really should not be so surprising. Adult coloring books are a fairly new thing. It is only in the last couple of years that it has caught on in the … [Continue reading]

Aging Gracefully

Aging gracefully is something that we all hope to be able to do. We hope that we will be able to maintain good mental and physical health until our dying day. Then with loved ones by our side we hope to just gently slip over to the other … [Continue reading]

The Dance

 The Dance is a song made popular by Garth Brooks. It relates to the pain of a loss that might have been prevented had he just known how a relationship would turn out. But in order to miss the pain he would have also had to miss "the … [Continue reading]