July 2016


By |July 25th, 2016|


You are the Greatest Miracle in the world, from the book The Greatest Miracle in the World written by Og Mandino. The greatest miracle in the world is you. We forget that we are miracles (all too often). Human beings tend to get sucked into mediocrity and like glue we feel stuck. This week’s […]

May 2016

Life Hack: Choked by clutter

By |May 6th, 2016|

Ever feel choked by clutter or drained by household duties.
A tidying system assists in the “get to” versus “have to” mindset.

Life Hack: Your household schedules and systems to de-clutter

I picked up and organizing tip, started using and noticed efficiency. The tip was to roll my pants instead of folding them. I’ve been […]

April 2016


By |April 17th, 2016|

Buzzing like a bee through life?

I catch myself buzzing around being very busy. Buzz, buzz, buzz.  Each week I create a new affirmation series for the Pitaiyo exercise classes.  This week I stop buzzing like a bee and we roll three weeks into one.  Three weeks ago the affirmation/mantra was: BE UNREASONABLE.  I love this […]

February 2016

4 Simple Life Changing Tips

By |February 18th, 2016|

Four Tips That Will Change Your Life, why wait for spring to clean things up?

Spring cleaning, spring is right around the corner.  Spring, a time to open the windows and air out the house.  Spring, a time of renewal and a time to clear space in your house.  How about clearing out space in your […]

Bitter Sweet – for the love [addiction] of sugar

By |February 17th, 2016|

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. – Cicero

Deconstructing Cravings
The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a […]

December 2015

Picture this: You on Your Deathbed?

By |December 13th, 2015|

An old man, in the final days of his life, is lying in bed alone.  He awakens to see a large group of people clustered around his bed.  Their faces are loving, but sad.   Confused, the old man smiles weakly and whispers, “you must be my childhood friends come to say good-bye.  I am […]

November 2015

Unique as a snowflake.

By |November 29th, 2015|

Don’t be afraid of being unique. It’s like being afraid of your best self.     — Donald Trump

You are obligated to understand that you are unique in the world. There has never been anyone like you because, of there were, there would be no need for you to exist. You are an utterly new thing in creation. Your […]

Manners Do Matter and the Mere-Exposure Effect

By |November 19th, 2015|


The mere-exposure effect is a psychological phenomenon by which people tend to develop a preference for things merely because they are familiar with them. The more we expose our youth to good manners, behavior and how to act socially the better prepared they are for life. Let’s […]

The Amazing Cauliflower

By |November 9th, 2015|

Photo by Blumenkohl on Flickr. Used by permission.

The Amazing Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables. It contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Try cooking and eating cauliflower in new ways to minimize carbs and to increase your nutrients. Try making cauli-wraps in […]

February 2015

Creative Love

By |February 15th, 2015|

Creative Love

Creative Love was a Pitaiyo affirmation from early February 2015.
Pitaiyo’ers were to express their love creatively.
This love could have been a romantic gesture or a kind neighborly gesture.

My creative love came back to me on Valentine’s Day and here’s how it started.

I had the idea for creative love while looking at the many jackets […]