What to Do When Your Negative Thoughts Threaten to Spiral Out of Control

Maybe it’s late at night, and you’re lying awake with your thoughts swirling. Or it could be midday when you’re surrounded by ordinary hustle and bustle. The “when” and “where” don’t really matter. Negative thoughts can creep up and derail your mind anytime.  Insecurities, self-criticisms, anxieties, and depressive feelings can…

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Battle of the Chairs

You must visit a local coffee shop to test the waters of today’s kindness and caring. Like a movie with a Hollywood script, this has a happy ending… but one always in doubt! Picture this: a bright, beautiful day with people milling about outside a popular coffee and pastry shop.…

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5 Yoga Poses for Sciatica Nerve Pain to Give You a Relief

If you’re suffering from sciatica nerve pain, you know how excruciating it is. Fortunately, there’s a way to help deal with this pain and it’s through yoga. Using yoga poses for sciatica nerve pain is a simple, effective, and free way to treat your pain. If you have been feeling…

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Myths about Art Collecting: Debunked

The term art collector elicits the image of a well-educated man in a leather chair surrounded by invaluable paintings with a history far too complex for an ordinary person to understand. However, this could not be more false. Although there are prestigious art collectors such as Paul Getty and Steven…

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How to Have a Great Time in the Smoky Mountains

Located in eastern Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the nearby towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have just the right ingredients for the perfect vacation experience. A mix of attractions, outdoor activities, great restaurants, nightlife, and rental cabins bring people back to Gatlinburg year after year and generation…

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My Bohemian

People, like music, seem to have a certain effect on the spirit within. Some people seem to bring out the best in you, just like a great piece of music. In my life, Lebby was my piece of jazz music. She was the music of life. Lebby was my bohemian. Her large, gold-hoop…

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The Art Of Wild

This is a story of people who don’t fear Earth’s sharpest elements, but rather have established profound connections with these wild landscapes through athleticism and artistry. Follow this series as we explore the wild within ourselves and the outer edges of our planet and how these two landscapes can be…

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How to Upcycle Old Furniture

What do you do if you need some new furniture for your home and can’t afford one of those expensive pieces from a brand name store? Want to get your hands dirty while creating a beautiful focal piece for your home? You may want to consider upcycling furniture. Old French…

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Dealing With Demanding Dogs

It is summertime and Rizzo’s nose is cold.  How do I know that?  Because he keeps sticking that cold nose under my bare arm as I try to write in my summer t-shirt and shorts.  I smile and keep my focus on my writing but soon the cold nose begins…

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