A new JOURNAL for you!

First, thanks for visiting to read today’s post.Ā Did you see the one on Journaling I shared recently? In it, I share photos from my main journal, and insight on the helpful tool for personal growth that journaling is. Feel free to share your own experience with this, and it’s always good to share and encourage…

Lessons learned along the way – gratitude booster

Each day I learn to be more grateful and keep a smile in my heart, no matter the season or circumstance. God is good all the time, and we are all made with love. It’s in our essence. Lessons along the way: Be a blessing to someone, whether they recognize and appreciate it or not….

Healthy & refreshing snack: cucumber salad.

The facial cleanser that works well in a scrumptious salad!Ā  Cucumber slices often serve as revitalizing eyelid covers and wrinkle removers, in home and spas everywhere. Many skin-care products contain, or are derived from things found on trees, in the earth, on farms, counter tops, and fridges. Tip when making this salad: after slicing, keep…

Easy-to-make mini meal: Spinach Soup recipe

Here’s a step by step easy-to-make mini meal you can enjoy on the spot, or store in a portable hot cup to sip while on-the-go. Sometimes we want a light something that’s more filling than a cup of tea or coffee, yet not as heavy as a full meal; y’know what I mean? I like…

GRATITUDE booster: pump up the joy!

Have you ever looked around and within, and realized you have a lot to be grateful for? Maybe you struggle with gratitude most during challenging seasons, moments of confrontation, and unexpected trials. Thankfulness is a daily exercise for all of us. Our attitude of gratitude often wavers, and we celebrate most when things we desire…

The priceless gift of encouragement; giving is receiving

Encouragement: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope: Criticism:Ā the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes Everyone is going through, has gone through, or will go through something. When we become better listeners, from a place of compassion, and care, others are inspired and reassured that they…

On-the-go mini meal: Curry fish ramen dish

Sometimes, I’m not up to a whole big production to make a meal. What about you? It’s no secret Ramen is unofficially labeled as the college student and budget-friendly mini meal in the west. The little almost-ready-made package of noodles and seasoning has probably been nestled amidst other items on your kitchen cupboard in some…

Cooking is creativity: become the artist of your kitchen.

Thereā€™s a kind of gratitude thatā€™s stirred up when you prepare meals at home (for yourself or loved ones) with your own hands. Enjoying the gift of being served is sweet too, whether at a deli, restaurant, street food stall or friend’s house. Still, I’m also thankful for moments spent cooking, being involved in the…

The journey of journaling: steps to start and maintain one

Journaling, journaling, journaling. A workout for the writing mind. There’s a connection that takes place when thoughts meet paper through the instrument of a pen, and direction of a willing hand. A journal is a kind of map šŸ—ŗ, and can have different purposes. On that note, I’d love to share the new design of…

Mini-meal: Black bean wrap recipe

It’s official. Wraps are a new addition to one of the many mini meals I enjoy making. They’re more filling thanĀ a soup At the moment, I use tortilla wraps as the casing for the homemade filling. Black beans have a potato-ish consistency that works well in stews, patties, and veggie burgers, especially when steamed and…

“Running With Courage” by: Carlie Pipe

Introduction:Ā  Running shoes – check!Ā Shorts or leggings – check!Ā Motivation – here’s where many of us (myself included) can benefit from some inspiration to get up and get active, for our health and wellbeing. Distance runner, Carlie Pipe shares a page in her running story and encouragement to find daily motivation to take action, and run…

“KEEP ON BELIEVING”

You’re a star Yes you are a star Shine your light for all Take away the darkness of the world Bright bright is your destiny Shine Shine so the world can see Your love Your love   In a cold place You’re a warm embrace Like a river and the soothing rain Wash over, bless…