There are hundreds of different variations of smiles expressing the full range of human emotion. From Charles Darwin’s facial expressions interpretations to Stanford University’s “Happiness” class — smile scholars have puzzled over the range of emotions smile depict. Experts including anthropologists, biologists and psychologists agree, the smile is recognizable worldwide and can be viewed as […]
A new blogging friend, melodiousgarden posed the question: “What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?“ Something akin to a slide show of memories began to display in my mind’s eye as I reflected on the beautiful moments I have experienced in this life. There were so many. Which one to choose?
The death of a loved one is a painful event. The loss of a loved one means the world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we in turn adjust to a new “normal.” As time passes and more people we know pass away and we are reminded of our own […]
Homemade bubblebath is easy to make and I have two seasonal homemade bubblebath recipes to share in this post. The color blue is a mentally-relaxing color that has a pacifying effect and encourages relaxation. It’s frequently used in bedrooms and hospitals for calming hyperactivity and evoking sleep. The calming effect is also uplifting on a […]
We are well aware that depressed people have a brain chemical imbalance that requires clinical treatment, yet we all have blue moods. Pacification and distraction form the foundation for making the choice to think and do what helps us lift our spirits and change our moods from negative to positive.
Our hearts all yearn for a better tomorrow, but hope is not simply wishful thinking. Hope is ‘confident expectation in a change in direction’. Sherwin Nuland, is a surgeon, author and inspirational speaker. In this TED Talks presentation he mentions that the Oxford English Dictionary lists 14 definitions of hope but none truly hit the […]
These collages are my attempt to communicate with my readers from the inside of the chrysalis I am in. You can make a collage to represent who you are and where you are at. And I have been dealing with a personal situation that is blocking me from blogging. Though I have not been publishing I […]