Cultivating Positivity in Difficult Times

By Marlene Caraballo~ There’s no shortage of reasons to feel stressed. The pandemic continues, the economy fluctuates, politics are tense, and we worry about our health and the well-being of those we love. While we spend our days wringing our hands and pacing the floors, we are quite literally fretting

The Spiritual Artist: We Are Designed to Create

By Christopher J. Miller | Book Review by Marlene Caraballo~ I deeply loved reading The Spiritual Artist by painter and author Christopher J. Miller. The book is more than words on a page, it is an experience. Although Miller addresses visual artists throughout much of the book, the exercises and messages

Live Vibrantly!

With L.J. & Her Dog George Eliot By L.J. Rohan | Review by Marlene Caraballo~ Live Vibrantly! is the perfect-sized book to keep on your nightstand for a little help waking up more hopeful for each day and going to bed feeling lighter. L.J. Rohan combines positive, humorous, over-50 commentary to

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Why Did I Come Into This Room?

By Joan Lunden, Simon & Schuster | Review by Marlene Caraballo~ I thoroughly enjoyed Joan Lunden’s latest book, Why Did I Come into This Room? As famous, polished, and successful as we know Lunden to be from her days on Good Morning America, I was pleased she was more candid in this book about

Intuition and Finding the Answers to Living Well

By Marlene Caraballo~ We’re always looking for ways to feel our best and enjoy life more fully. Often, we look outward for ideas and advice. But what if the answers you’re looking for are nearer than you think? The answers you seek are not found in a Google search. They’re found in your gut, within

Be Nice. We’re All in This Together

By Marlene Caraballo~ At this point in what we will kindly describe as a challenging year, you may be starting to lose your cool — if you haven’t already. As we continue to ride the pandemic roller coaster of case numbers, infection rates, and associated social distancing restrictions, frustration

Meaningful Lessons from a Global Pandemic

By Marlene Caraballo ~ Life may bring us challenges that break our hearts and test our faith. But it can also bring us meaningful lessons we may never have learned any other way. Consider this year’s global pandemic. No matter how greatly you were impacted, it was — and, perhaps, still is — at

Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety During this Health Crisis

By Marlene Caraballo ~ In light of what’s going on worldwide right now, life can feel out of control, and many of us could use a few simple strategies to cope with our rising anxiety. Watching the news, feeling the rising fear, seeing people hoarding necessities, and the increasing worry we have for

An Intentional New Year’s Non-Resolution

By Marlene Caraballo ~ It’s a New Year! Therefore, we may feel forced to make new resolutions we all too often don’t keep. Let’s face it: Life gets busy, and, though we start out motivated with good intentions, many of us fall off the resolution wagon as quickly as February. So, this year I’d

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