Where Is Eden? — Grumpa Joe’s Place

Dear Diary: Aug. 12: Moved to our new home in Illinois. It is so beautiful here. The scenery is wonderful. Can hardly wait to see it with snow covering the landscape. I love it here! Oct. 14: Illinois is the most beautiful place on Earth! The leaves have turned all colors with shades of red […]… Continue reading Where Is Eden? — Grumpa Joe’s Place

Unsettling — One Woman’s Quest

Have opted for a minimalist existence – efficiency dependent on accessibility – still suffering the effects of disease, age. Used to dwell in the sarcasm of fixed roots, keep-up-with-the-status-quo, thought that swapping furniture equated with renewal Now the only fitting-in we do relates to rig size and whether or not the next stop on the […]… Continue reading Unsettling — One Woman’s Quest

Investing in Real Estate — FREEDOM 101 : The most valuable currency is time – choose how you spend yours

Real estate is an excellent way to diversify your investment portfolio and build income streams. The problem is that people are often drawn to real estate investing based on misconceptions of quick returns with minimal capital investment or effort. Those situations do exist. Much like the stock market there is an endless line of people […]… Continue reading Investing in Real Estate — FREEDOM 101 : The most valuable currency is time – choose how you spend yours

Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

It’s tempting to pretend that there aren’t ritz crackers hidden deep inside my shag carpet, along with some other things I probably don’t want to know about. It’s tempting to pretend my four-year-old doesn’t rock the same “favorite” dress three days in a row, and that I don’t currently smell like men’s Old Spice deodorant. […]… Continue reading Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

HANDLING THE PRESSURES OF THE WORLD — 50 IS NOT OLD

Pressures, they seem to be everywhere. There is not a single day that goes by that some amount of pressure is applied to you. Maybe it is the pressure of being on time to work and making sure that the alarm is set correctly. That one is easy for me since we now have an… via… Continue reading HANDLING THE PRESSURES OF THE WORLD — 50 IS NOT OLD

Silver Lining….Optimist vs. Pessimist ~ 3.2.18

Finding the silver lining in difficult times can be tough, but the effort may improve your overall health, according to two new studies.  A pessimistic attitude, Finnish reasearchers report, is a strong independent risk factor for death from coronary heart disease The study published in BMC Public Health assessed the impact of attitude on heart… Continue reading Silver Lining….Optimist vs. Pessimist ~ 3.2.18

Apartment therapy

A photographic tour of the lovely and well-decorated bungalow of Elizabeth Hall Conley and family, who live in trendy Highland Park, California. via Our House Tour on Apartment Therapy — Discover