Welcome to The Club

By: Mary Ellen Collins When you lose a mother, you become a member of the Motherless Daughters Club, a club no one wants to belong to and yet here we are. On a journey, coping with our loss, striving to either create or maintain our identity. A life-long grief journey....

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Nibbling Away At the Holidays

By: Cara Barth “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie” ~ David Mamet, Boston Marriage Sitting to write today, I glanced over at my calendar and for a split second, I had to think about the date. All of a sudden, I became...

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5 Steps to Controlling Stress

By: Mary Ellen Collins Rick Warren, pastor at Saddleback Church in California, is someone who I connect with.  He challenges my thinking and pushes me outside of my box. Recently he has talked about worrying and the stressors in your life.  I am the “queen” when it comes to worry,...

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Happiness is a Choice

By: Mary Ellen Collins Today I am starting my day with positive thoughts.  I have realized this is a major source of my stress.  I normally wake up and start worrying about the tasks to be done today or the problems I am carrying. Instead of giving them to God...

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Dirt Under My Nails

By: Jenny Crabtree Spring is a wonderful time of year! I’m happy when my fingers are turning over soil, finding fat earthworms, planting seeds, and getting dirty. What a joy it is that just a few weeks later I am harvesting baby kale, lettuce, and radishes. Oh, I have a...

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How Well Are You Sleeping…or not?

By: Jenny Crabtree The subject of sleep (or better yet, non-sleep) has been on my mind this week.  We women juggle family, career, faith, volunteer work, and relationships, often neglecting our basic needs.  In addition to diet and exercise, sleep is a pillar of wellness.  We often overlook the value...

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