Category Archives: Mind (Life)

Children Learn What They Observe

Children Learn What They Observe

Most people will probably agree that children learn major life lessons from their parents. They are a product of their upbringiing and environment so we, as parents, should be diligent about teaching them good manners, proper language and right right from wrong. After all, that is what parenting is all about. Right? What blows myContinue Reading

You Don’t Need Permission To Be You – A Lesson In Self Love

You Don’t Need Permission To Be You – A Lesson In Self Love

When I saw this image it spoke to me. Actually it yelled at me … that type of in your face yelling that you can’t ignore. If it had a voice it would be saying, “YOU DON’T NEED PERMISSION TO BE YOU!” Can you relate?  Do you feel like the ‘real you’ is caged, smotheringContinue Reading

Reflecting on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

Reflecting on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

  It is 2014  and, like so many people, I am reflecting on the past year and also wondering what the New Year holds for me. Two major things come to mind: I am super excited to see 2014 come in and 2013 leave. I don’t ever remember feeling this way in previous years.  TheContinue Reading

Renee Gets Hypnotized on an Alaskan Cruise Ship

Renee Gets Hypnotized on an Alaskan Cruise Ship

How many of you believe in hypnotism, mind control, etc.? I have always believed in self hypnosis, positive affirmations and meditation so I practice the quietening of my mind every single day. Connection to spirit is vital to my overall well being and the only way to accomplish this is to shut down my conscience,Continue Reading

Raise Children With a Focus on Their Heart and Their Spirit

Raise Children With a Focus on Their Heart and Their Spirit

  When I heard the Dalai Lama quote, “It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts”, it really spoke to me because, in a sentence, he summarized something I’m very passionate about when it comes to nurturing children. I am blessed to be the mother toContinue Reading

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Have you ever found yourself feeling like there has to be more to life? Have you experienced a gnawing discontent that you can’t understand? You may ‘have it all’ from the world’s perspective … money, houses, travel …. so why aren’t you feeling gratitude, joy and content like you thought you would once you achievedContinue Reading

The Youth of Today and Their Parents Need a Reality Check!

The Youth of Today and Their Parents Need a Reality Check!

  The fact that the youth of today, teenagers and young adults,  walk around with the attitude that the world owes them a favor has been eating at me for along time. As the mother of six beautiful children, this concern is near and dear to my heart. So what do I mean when IContinue Reading

Are you Part of the Baby Boomer Generation?

Are you Part of the Baby Boomer Generation?

  Every day I run into a Baby Boomer who seems to be obsessed with their age, with their changing bodies and with their overall physical looks. Why is it that so many of them, especially women, feel inadequate and insecure about their age? Why are they afraid and/or embarrassed to tell their real age?Continue Reading

My Road Trip to Visit Rachel Jackson

My Road Trip to Visit Rachel Jackson

Every once in a while you wake up just knowing that it is going to be a great day because of the events you have planned. I had one of those special days this weekend because of a scheduled road trip to Buffalo, TX to meet up with my friend and mentor, Rachel Jackson (manyContinue Reading

Teaching Boys to Drive

Teaching Boys to Drive

People have asked me many times over the years how I’ve kept my sanity while raising six kids, five of them boys. Sanity? Ha! Who’s fooling who? 🙂 Seriously, I make no promises about my sanity but I can tell you this, I do know how to have a good time and I’m also prettyContinue Reading