Category Archives: Self-Care

Mary Kate’s Awesome Salad Shooter
Tower Garden by Juice Plus+

Mary Kate’s Awesome Salad Shooter  (Tower Garden by Juice Plus+) Dear Beautiful Blossom! “What is this glorious salad shooting thing I speak of?” you ask. OH MY YUMMY GREEN-EATING GOODNESS!  So glad you asked. Let me introduce you to my affectionately dubbed “Salad Shooter”!  (I name everything: my trees, my computer, my phone, … it… Continue Reading

A Hint of Fall Color!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Hint of Fall Color! A hot summer sun blazed high in the sky, brightening the day and keeping spirits high.  On the Bog, Kat, Bear, and Wogs were out for an exploration trek and enjoying the incoming fall breeze keeping them cool as they hiked on.  Bear was excited for the wagon ride through… Continue Reading

The Power of a Smile!

The power of a smile! Okay Beautiful Blossoms … let’s not complicate this one.  A smile is POWERFUL!  It is an instant pick-me-up!  Even if you fake it, a smile will do good things to your body!!! Aaaaaaaaand … if you Share Your Smile With Someone Else … now you both feel better! It’s chemical,… Continue Reading

Overcoming Negativity Pep Talk

Overcoming Negativity Pep Talk Negativity talks loud.  Let’s be louder! Ever notice how loudly negativity talks? Whether it’s the voice in your head sprinkling, or worse, showering you with toxic thoughts, the voice is loud.  It resonates.  You hear it.  It confirms your fears and fuels your anxieties. In the world around us, mean people,… Continue Reading

Be the Change

“Be the Change you wish to see in the world!”  Mahatma Gandhi Dear Sweet Blossoms! Mahatma Gandhi got it right! If I’ve learned anything in this life (and I’ve learned lots), it’s that you can’t control others.  You can’t make them be anything.  For instance, you can’t make someone else be happy.  You can’t make… Continue Reading

Comedy Night at Froggy Bog!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Comedy Night at Froggy Bogs! The darkness of night had fallen On the Bog, lit only by a faint crescent moon tucked behind thick clouds, some gently twinkling stars, and lots of blinking fireflies. The pleasant summer day had been sunny and warm with a happy, cooling breeze to make their playtime an absolute delight! … Continue Reading

Art as Self-Care:
Lights Digi-Painting

Art as Self-Care: Lights Digi-Painting About a week ago, I had a really scary experience.  A something that triggered my anxiety/panic-button in this COVID pandemic time.  Irresponsible, disrespectful, self-righteous behaviors of others that put my improving-but-still-fragile health at risk.  I never saw the danger coming.  I was in a supposedly trustworthy medical environment for a… Continue Reading

A Scary Time!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Scary Time! It was a scary time On the Bog!  Lightening struck, and thunder shook the very walls of Starry Cottage! Dark skies roiled.  Heavy rain blew and blustered, drenching everything in sight and obscuring the usually chipper sights of the Bog.  All the creatures were silent and still, hiding in their homes and… Continue Reading

Living an Inspired Life
Making It Happen!

Living Your Inspired Life: Making It Happen! For those of you just joining in on this blog mini-series, there are 2 other posts to catch you up to speed and get you Living an Inspired Life: Living an Inspired Life: Welcome! Let’s Get You Started!  (Introduction all about who, why, what, when, where, and how… Continue Reading

Living an Inspired Life
Time to Reflect and Imagine!

Time to Reflect and Imagine!!! For those of you who missed the first post in this blog mini-series: Living an Inspired Life, click here to see the post and get more details! For those of you who have been waiting patiently for this next step, go grab all your doodle-thinking pages from wherever you’ve saved… Continue Reading