Don’t Worry

“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” Bob Marley   This is perhaps the most touching and yet often quoted lyric by Bob Marley, and it sums up a great way to think about worry, stress, and anxiety. When times are tough it is easy to get caught up in…

House verses Home

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” Anthony Liccione Something to remember: You can live in any house, but a loving and supportive family is what creates a home. Without laughter, joy, or companionship, a house is but an empty shell. Giving and receiving support from…

Carrot Cake

I LOVE carrot cake! Its one of my favourite so I want to share it with you 🙂 This is a great carrot cake recipe that is easy to make. The cream cheese icing method is simple to make and delicious. I tend to reduce the amout of sugar in the recipe due to the cream cheese…

A Beacon

When a helicopter crashed in a cold, mountainous wilderness, the pilots survived but were seriously injured. The frozen afternoon turned into a colder night. The situation seemed hopeless; until a rescue helicopter appeared, its searchlights illuminating the darkness. It spotted the wreckage, landed nearby, and carried them off to safety. “How did you know where…

Responding to Life

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”  Charles Swindoll This is an important quote to remember whenever that you think life is against you. Life presents you with experiences and it’s you that makes them positive and/or negative. Try to not get into the mentality that…

Listen To Your Heart

What does that little voice tell you right before bed? Or, when you are making plans? Or, when you are inspired by a life experience, something you read or by something someone said? Does it seem to whisper that you are not good enough or that you will never reach your goals? I think we…

Anger Control 

I want to share with you this story, it was told to me by my mum when I was small and I think there are some lessons here that we tend to forget even as adults. Once upon a time there was a little boy who was talented, creative, handsome, and extremely bright. A natural…

Don’t Stomp on People

“It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” Taylor Swift   Most people think that the rich and famous have trampled over lots of people to get where they are. Taylor Swift is trying to set the record straight here to say that it is possible to accomplish big things without…

Measuring Life

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Maya Angelou Here’s a great motto for life, not the number of years that we accumulate but the number of times we have those moments of awe that make life worth living. Be sure that…

Depression

Unless you have suffered from depression, it is nearly impossible to know what it’s really like. Even if you grew up with someone who suffered from it, you don’t know what it’s like to be depressed. You just know what it’s like to live with someone who is depressed. From the outside looking in, depression…

Understanding & Forgiving

I feel sometimes resentment and anger seem involuntary, like reactions you have to indulge for a length of time proportionate to how badly you were wronged. It might even feel like your anger is a justified retaliation, and you would be weak if you just let it go. The irony is that after we have…

Ohana

“Ohana means family – no one gets left behind, and no one is ever forgotten.” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois You might recognize this family quote from the animated movie, Lilo & Stitch. Though it is a children’s film, the message is a strong one of family. Family does not necessarily have to be your…