Top Five Tuesday – Morning Walks

Things I Love About Morning Walks


  1. It is quiet! 

    Aah! Peace and quiet! So rare! Some folks are still sleeping when we are walking. What a shame. And the folks that are out at the same time as you, have respect for morning tranquility. A day should start quietly!

  2. You may see an animal or something special 

    Once in a while, you will stumble upon an animal. It is rare, but when it happens, it is awesome (until the dog dashes off after one)!

  3. Fresh air, no trafficNo loud cars. No exhaust fumes. Just fresh air!
  4. Starts my day off right with exercise! 

    Ok kids. I hate exercise. I hate gyms. SO walking is ideal for me. I get to see things and trick myself into exercising!

  5. Clears my head 

    No phone or emails? No dinging of text messages? No one around to talk to you? That means a nice, clear head with no distractions. Some of my best writing comes from a clear head! Too bad I can’t write and walk at the same time.

Don’t Diss Self-Help Books

Why does everyone make fun of self-help books? Most consider them a waste of time, but I disagree!! Do some self-help books state the obvious? Yes. But, quite often, we are so busy that we FORGET the obvious! I am always thankful for the reminder. I probably wouldn’t buy self-help books unless they really speak to my soul. But I sure read a lot from my local library.

There have to be a million books about mindfulness these days. There’s your proof we need to slow down and actually think. And what better way to think then to read a book?!

I am especially delighted to see the resurgence of journaling and doodling. I would spend hours scribbling and writing as a young child. I am so excited to have a journal, Happy Planner and all sorts of colorful pens!! Really helps me chill. I appreciate a good brain dump!

Kudos self-help!

Top Five Tuesday – New England

Reasons I Love New England


  1. Having four seasons

    I cannot imagine a place that doesn’t have four seasons. I like to be hot, cool, cold and warm. Maybe that is because I am a glutton for punishment, like the rest of the New England population. It is refreshing and always feels like a new start, regardless of the temperature. After a long winter, you learn to appreciate the colors and blooms in Spring!

  2. Fall foliage

    Is there anything more beautiful that fall foliage? The intense colors are amazing. LOVE IT! I actually drive hours to New Hampshire to look at leaves. Seriously.

  3. Summer on or at the water

    There is nothing better than jumping into the ocean on a super hot day. I also love the feeling of sand between my toes. You can’t beat the breeze off the water while having dinner on the deck!

  4. First snow

    First snow is refreshing. You can almost smell it in the air. I feel like it kills the germs and wipe away the dirt!

  5. First signs of Spring after a long winter

    I love the first snow but I hate the rest! Winter can seem really long, especially if we have a lot of power outages. The first signs of Spring – flowers blooming, colors and warm temperatures are so wonderful and are a renewal.