Tweet A few days ago, I ordered a drink from one of my favorite restaurants on Oahu called Up Roll Cafe. While I had my regular salad bowl that tastes like sushi, I also ordered a “healthy soda.” The owner there said it had vinegar […]
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Tweet When we go on diets, rules and words like, “Can’t,” and “Don’t,” temps the three-year-old in your brain. Suddenly, all you want is a bar of chocolate when otherwise you wouldn’t even think of it. If you’re trying to make a change in your […]
Want to do something to feel hopeful when you’re stressed out of the state of the world?
Turn off the news.
Turn on this.
It’s free and something I look forward. The famous duo do an amazing job of offering 21 days of meditation around inspirational topics. This time they’re bringing the light with, “Hope in Uncertain Times.”
If you have trouble sleeping or relaxing, or are a worrywart, try it. Listening to the daily meditation has helped me with insomnia, and inspire me to think more positively.
Tweet I’ll be honest. I can’t keep up these days with long, flowing posts. But short bursts of inspiration I can do. After reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I was inspired to think up quick and simple ways I can bring more joy into […]
Tweet Sleep. It’s the elusive thing we drool about like we used to drool over chocolate cake and celebrity crushes. But the more we hear about its importance (e.g. a deficient amount causes everything from diabetes to heart disease not to mention exacerbating anxiety and […]
I saw a beautiful beaded necklace in a catalog and wanted to get it. Until I saw the price. It was over a hundred dollars!
Taking a second look I realized I might be able to do it and possibly even get my son involved.
A trip to the craft store later and I was set.
The best part?
I had most of the materials. And if you have ribbon, paint (I used kids washable paint) and paint brush then you will have most things too.
I purchased wooden beads (make sure they have holes through them) for about $8 and then I was ready.
The hardest part?
Getting my 3-year-old to stop playing with his toys to do it.
Once he started though, like most toddlers, he was game. He painted most of the beads and then I taught him how to roll it around the paint to create a marble effect. He chose the colors and I strung the whole thing together. It was so fun-I’m definitely doing it again for grandma on Mother’s Day.