It's a beautiful day in Florida! No matter when you read this, that will probably be true. This is the "sunshine state" for good reason and this time of year it's still fairly cool at night and not terribly hot during the day. I'm unexpectedly spending a month here with family. My original intention was to swing through Florida to see my 92-year old dad for a few days before heading north and ending up in Boston the first of May. Part of my annual "budget" depends on a nursin
Do you like doing things all by yourself? I personally really enjoy some "me" time, however I prefer to take on a project with someone else or even a small group. It's such a good feeling to know others are rowing in the same boat with me. Misery might love company, as the saying goes, but I believe pleasure and excitement love it even more! It's especially satisfying when we're learning or trying something new. Healthy habits can be an area of experimentation. Trying new foo
A big Hello from a big state! I'm writing this a few days before you read it since I am in the middle of my cross-country drive from S Oregon to Florida. I have been in Texas with a wonderful friend while I'm adjusting to "losing" two hours as I travel from west to east. By the time you read this, I will have journeyed on to New Orleans and Tallahassee, Florida with my final destination being the Treasure Coast of that state (Atlantic side). It will be nice to spend time with
One of the most important cornerstones of well-being is the healthy habit of good sleep. We are a sleep-deprived nation. Often, when I first start a stress management course and introduce the "body scan", several people will fall asleep. Even if we seem to be getting enough hours of sleep, the quality is often not as good as it could be. There are many possible contributing factors to this state of affairs. Here are some things to consider: Try to have a consistent bedtime. I
One more "Hiya" from S Oregon before I hit the road. My ETA for Florida, where I'll settle in for some family time, is mid April. I've got my route planned with stops in various cities along the way where friends welcome me for a night or two. I always love seeing them and spending a little time catching up. Of course, it also makes my long drive much more enjoyable. Having stayed in one place for the last six months and especially spending time with my daughter, I'm finding
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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN,
the Mindful Maven, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support.