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LIFTING THE DARKNESS OF DEPRESSION

Depression is an issue that affects a lot of us. I, for one, have two sides. A light and sunny side, and also a darker side that sometimes wants to hide and shut out the world. Acc...

HOW TO CREATE HYGGE

  Hygge is a Swedish word for creating a cozy atmosphere in your home and making it feel warm and welcoming, especially in winter. Long before I heard of hygge, I was good at hygge...

10 WAYS TO STAY WELL IN WINTER

Winter is challenging for me; I’m not going to lie. When the weather is cold and glum day after day, it gets old, and it’s easy for me to sink into depression and get sick. And wit...

LOVE YOU MORE

When it comes to doing special things for yourself, do you consistently fall short? If you fall short, I get it. People depend on you, and you’ve got responsibilities to show up re...

CHAI TEA LATTE

I love chai tea. But I’m not crazy about the sugar in it, or the price of it, and I want to be able to make it at home.  So, I figured out how to make a healthier version of it at ...

NO SETTLING

This morning I woke up before dawn and laid in bed noticing the quiet and stillness of the morning. The air felt cool and when I looked out the window, I discovered everything was ...

HELLO NEW LIFE

When my husband (whom I thought was loyal) told me he was leaving, it was a curveball I didn't see coming. Once I got through the initial blast of shock, I determined to be positiv...

SOUP MADE SIMPLE

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of cold weather and winter but since I do live in Utah and we have another strong month of winter ahead, I’m choosing to see the positives and mak...

LIVING RICH

I used to think being rich was all about having a lot of money, but then I got older and found out that being rich is much more than what’s in your bank account.   A couple of year...

RESTART

It's not an exaggeration to say the past three years have been incredibly challenging and soul-stretching for me. At the same time, they’ve offered opportunities for growth and tra...

BREAKING FREE

When I was 32 I snapped. My therapist called it an emotional breakdown. I didn’t see it coming because it was brought on gradually and caused by a lifetime of mounting frustration ...

WHEN SHOWING UP MATTERS

Recently my son finished the third deployment and got a police escort from the freeway exit to his house.  Usually, this sort of thing happens during the day and involves both ligh...

WISDOM FROM AN OLD TREE

Last week, my friend Amy and I went camping near Capitol Reef, and near the visitor’s center, by the creek that runs alongside the Fruita campground, there was a TREE.  I've always...

THE UPSIDE OF ADVERSITY

You know those times when you feel like you're underwater and everything is crashing down hard on you? THE TIMES WHEN what's happening to you, or what’s happening around you, is so...

CULTIVATING JOY IN A JOYLESS LIFE

  When everything is going right in your life, it's easy to be happy. I've been there. I had a lovely spell going for a while. I remember saying more than once that I knew it was a...

SERENITY PRAYER

Years ago, I learned the serenity prayer. It goes like this. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom ...

SUDDENLY SINGLE AT SIXTY

I like being married. Seventeen years ago, after three marriage disasters, I knew I was ready to find "the one" and commit for the rest of my life. When I met someone who felt righ...

DIVORCE SURPRIZE

When I got married in 2003, it was the most thought-through and prayed-about decision of my life.  I knew what I wanted and wanted to ensure I was doing it right. I knew what I was...

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS

  This is a long post about a severe health crisis that I experienced. I'm writing because my story offers hope for those with serious health issues. I'm also sharing my story beca...

HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS MORE SPECIAL

I've always loved Christmas a lot. Back in the day when Christmas sweaters were trendy and cool before they became a thing to mock and laugh at ugly sweater parties, I had some ado...

Hey, I’m Connie.

Lover of life, adventure, and beauty. I like to write about things that create total wellness including how to deal with the messy stuff of life. Because it happens. And I know how important it is to get over it and get past it, and not just stuff it. I’m here because I’m all about living my life to the fullest and helping you get more out of your life too!   

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