The Joy-Finding Joy in the Coffee Shop Psalm 16:11

Even when life is hard if we look around we can see God’s beauty that surrounds us.  It is everywhere. This week I found beauty in the spring flowers, my children and grandchildren, hearing the birds sing as my dog and I went on one of our many walks and the list goes on.  Thank […]

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Divorce Diversion: Taking Care of You, Ways to De-Stress…”Peel an Orange”…Aromatherapy

Ok folks, it’s time to de-stress.  Those of us going through divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress.  I never had any issues with unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, divorce rates the second highest stressor with the death of a spouse first.  I don’t […]

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Your Truth Will Set You Free….Unless You Are Gaslighting!  

I talk with people often about divorce.  Many women and a handful of men I have spoken with  have experienced, what some call, gaslighting.  How I understand gaslighting, it is the twisting of the truth and invention of new untruths. I found an article that deals with the subject, “I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My […]

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Ways to Reduce Stress. Try Reading.

Here is a quote in regard to reading and stress relief that I found online….. “Reading worked best, outshining other stress-reduction techniques like listening to music, taking a walk or having a cup of tea. Stress levels declined by 68 percent after participants read for just six minutes, leading Lewis to say, “Losing yourself in […]

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Finding Joy in the Journey. The Many Pieces of Joy in Photos July 2018

Finding Joy in Family  Happy Birthday Caleb! Finding Joy Exploring New Places Finding Joy in Reading (although this one may be a bit too dark for me:-)  Finding Joy Playing with Photoshop  Finding Joy in Good Food Finding Joy in Learning (I now can select the perfect watermelon:-)  Finding Joy in God’s Word Thank you […]

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The Joy

Finding Joy in May 2018 Erica Found a Wedding Dress! The Foster Kittens Steph, Josh, Caleb and Maggie My Zumba Buddies  Great Food is a Joyful Thing:-)  Erica Roxy and Tilly “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”  Joseph Campbell These are just a few things that […]

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Ways to Connect With Others When You Travel Solo

I love to travel.  I enjoy exploring my home state of North Carolina and across the state lines to other areas of the world.  Now that I am divorced I do travel alone.  I figure if I wait for someone to go with me I may never go, so I take the gladly accept the […]

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The Joy

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” Earl Nightingale My family does […]

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Meetup Groups vs Isolation

I am a member of many divorce sites, places where people can go to share and vent. These sites are support groups for those entering the unknown world of separation and divorce. I was reading one ladies comments.  I don’t know her story although based on her recent post I can tell she is lonely, […]

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Just For Fun…The Joy. I Went Out Searching for a Man…A Snowman

I don’t know exactly how much snow came down in our area of NC yesterday,  I have heard anywhere from 4″-12″.  I think we probably had around 8 inches here in Cary.  The snow on the ground today is the most snow accumulation I have seen in a very long time here in the south, […]

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