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Feng Shui – Open Your Heart

Feng Shui – Open Your Heart

The Chinese word for happiness literally means “open-hearted.” If you are unhappy, try letting down your defenses. Don’t worry so much about someone possibly taking advantage of you. Let go of some of those bad memories from the past. Stop thinking about what might go wrong and start thinking about what might go right. Happiness – open-heartedness – can’t be far behind….


Feng Shui – Loving Relationships

Feng Shui – Loving Relationships


Every person in your life has a lesson to teach you. When you are having trouble in a relationship, ask yourself, “What is it that I do not understand here?” Deal gently with the other person – and deal gently with yourself – and solutions will begin to appear for the conflict that has arisen. Having deep and meaningful relationships is a primary key to happiness and well-being….

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?


I do enjoy being alone; the quietness, the solitude, the time to think. Sometimes, I turn the music up loud and bop around the house; sweeping floors, mopping floors, doing the wash, etc… At other times, I read, research, and write in the quietness, or with music, depending on my mood.

If it weren’t for my grandchildren, I think I could live happily as a hermit, or maybe not. It is my grandchildren that bring love and light to my world. It is my grandchildren that make me want to succeed at life. It is my grandchildren that bring me happiness and joy.

The hubby, and I, often talk about putting a large fence around our property and shutting the rest of the world out, when he retires, (except family, of course). We pretty much live in solitude, as it is, except for the summer months; then it can get real crowded. People flock in from everywhere. Most do not respect property lines; it is a free for all.

However, the summer months do provide some free entertainment. I enjoy watching and listening from the side-lines. A writer can pick-up some real-life drama to write about.

Overall, I do prefer the silence the fall, winter, and part of spring seasons provide.

Aromatherapy Emotion Blends

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Aromatherapy Emotion Blends

A guide to using organic essential oils to treat emotions, using an aromatherapy emotion blend to enhance a positive result.

We hope that life won’t make us feel sad, angry, or stressed out. Unfortunately, it does. Aromatherapy can help you get a clear, calm, and relaxed mind that promotes positive thinking. “Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life.”

How many of you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? I suffered from SAD for a very long time. When I was studying for my Aromatherapy Certification, I was over-joyed to find that essential oils could help with SAD. I put essential oils to work, for myself, instantly. After a few trials and errors, I found some blends that worked for me.

Try these unique aromatherapy blends to overcome your emotional situations. Blend the recommended essential oils and add 3 to 5 drops of the blend to water in an aroma lamp, diffuser, or oil burner.

Lift up your spirit :
2 drops of bergamot essential oil
2 drops of grapefruit essential oil
1 drop of orange essential oil
1 drop of frankincense essential oil

Eliminate your anger:
2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
2 drops of palmarosa essential oil

Balancing your busy life:
6 drops of peppermint essential oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil

3 drops of marjoram essential oil
3 drops of thyme essential oil

2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
2 drops of juniper essential oil
2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

You can add bergamot for reducing depression, clary sage for calming tension, or marjoram for eliminating loneliness.

Bring Happiness, Laughter, and Sunshine into your Heart and Life.


NaBloPoMo ~ January 28, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Which of your responsibilities stress you out the most?


Several of my responsibilities stress me out. Anything that I don’t want to do stresses me out; being in public, people in general, riding in a car, (I haven’t driven in nearly four years), and having to talk to people, are just a few of my many stressors. I have general and social anxiety and do my best to keep them under cover.
Family fighting is another big stressor for me. I long for happiness and peace and do not do conflict very well at all. I used to fall apart completely when family conflict rose-up it’s leery head. I wanted everyone to be happy and would try to make everyone be happy, but more often than not, the tables would get turned on me and I would fall apart. Now, through several years of therapy, and I think I have the best therapist around, I have learned to step back, not get involved anymore than I have to, and aim for my happiness and peace of mind. I cannot control others and it does no one any good to have a pity party. I turn it over to the ‘powers that be’, and go along my merry, (as merry as I can make it), way.
The biggest stressor of all has to be when my husband is sick. I know I said ‘in sickness and in health’, but come on, I didn’t realize that meant even if he turned into a whiny baby. I have a wonderful husband, don’t get me wrong, but I’m sure there are some of you that can relate. When my husband gets sick, like he has been for four days now, he moans and groans constantly, and I do mean constantly. Even when I’m trying to work, he moans and groans. It is impossible to think with that going on, so I generally give-up, but then I tend to get resentful for having to spend every minute of my day sitting beside him and holding his hand, while he moans nonsense like, ‘I’m going to die,’ ‘The doctor was wrong, I’ve got something else. Take me to the emergency room’. He went to the doctor yesterday, and the doctor said he had a sinus infection and an ear infection. He gave him a shot, a prescription for an antibiotic, and a prescription strength mucinex.
I do the loving, pampering things: get his medicine’s for him and making sure he takes it at the right time, provide him with food and drink when he asks for it, and anything else I can do to make him comfortable. It’s the fact that he wants my total attention when he is sick that stresses me out the most.
On the other hand, he holds me when I fall apart, pets and pampers me in all ways, and looks after me when I’m sick, even though I don’t want anyone near me.
All in all, I guess it is the give and take that makes a good marriage.

Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy

Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy
by michelle w. on January 5, 2014

What does “happiness” look like to you?


1 A 3 Little Girls

1 A Grandchildren 2

1 A Conner's Big Brother Shirt

1 A Phoenix I love Santa
I didn’t get a chance to get all five of them together in 2013 and we are having a new one toward the end of January 2014, so maybe I will be able to get all 6 in one picture during 2014.

Happiness, to me, is my grandchildren. They are the lights of my world. They make me sing with Joy, Joy, Joy!

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Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home

Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home
by michelle w. on July 20, 2013

If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you?

I was moved around quite a bit as a child; not the whole family, usually just my mom leaving my dad. She would load the car and stick me in, and my brother when he came along, and off we went usually to my grandparents house. We would stay there until my dad would come making his promises and talk my mom into coming back home.
A couple of times we did move closer to my grandparents, but that wouldn’t last long, and we would move back to Oneonta. My dad finally bought a house and we stayed put, until my little brother was killed. After that, we moved back close to my grandparents and stayed there until I got married.
Home, to me, is where my loved ones are, a place I can relax and be myself.
I have no desire to live a nomadic life, maybe when I was younger, but I’m settled now and work on providing a stable base of fun, happiness, and love for my husband and I, as well as our three daughters and their families. Love my grandchildren!

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