Audiobooks are NOT “Fun Stuff!”

As Mel Abraham says, love what you do because you’ll be recreating it for the next 5-10 years minimum. Selling books is job which requires you to handle the same material a gazillion times. Are audiobooks fun stuff? To record, yes. To listen to someone else’s, definitely. To edit your own? The jury’s still out…

To Detox or Not?

To detox less, you need to live clean.

It seems so obvious, doesn’t it?

Yet our nation clearly misses the boat on this topic. Our water’s polluted partly because of the chemicals we use on our body when we shower, get out of the shower, and the rest of the day. Our air and food are polluted, and we pollute our minds with a constant stream of negativity.

How Yoga and Meditation Make Life Better for Seniors and Caregivers (GUEST ARTICLE)

There is so much is to be gained from yoga and meditation, and science is taking notice. In fact, these ancient practices are getting more attention than ever, as some studies show the mental and physical benefits are both important and measurable. You can improve heart health through improved circulation, lowered heart rate, and reduced blood pressure. People with arthritis can improve joint health and reduce inflammation, and those with back pain often experience relief within days of beginning a regimen. Symptoms of asthma can be reduced, stress levels lowered, risk of depression lowered, and it can boost your mood for a more positive outlook on life.  It’s a great way to improve strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance, and there are even indicators that you can lower your risk for dementia.

Wreath Making 101

I believe most Mainers’ first word is “yup.”

For Downeaster’s, their first word may be “wreath” or perhaps “tips.” “Downeaster” denotes those who come from the 2 southeastern counties along our coastline of Maine, Washington and Hancock counties. Wreath-making is often a family event, and I’d guess balsam sap may very well run through their veins…

I spent almost 2 months making wreaths and like many Mainers, can now spot the difference between a bad or “Canadian wreath,” and one made by an experienced maker. 

Get Ready for the New Year!

Stay off social media or at least reduce it to every 3-4 days. Turn off your phone notifications, too. Stop distractions whenever and wherever possible. The world won’t end if your presence isn’t known every hour or two. Quite frankly, you aren’t missing anything except drama. We all know how easy it is to harp on something you saw 3 days ago, letting our Ego get the best of a useless situation. I sometimes don’t answer a personal text or email for 1-2 weeks—my friends are aware this is normal and they’re afforded the same freedom from having to respond to me immediately.

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