March 2011Monthly Archives
My family are huggers – they hug to say hello and they hug to say good-bye. These last few years I’ve come to appreciate a hug. It relieves pain, suffering, depression and loneliness. It gives me a feeling of belonging, eases my fears and builds my self-esteem, and its free for the taking. So, hug the people you … Continue Reading
Today I was at the local Indio bookstore talking to the staff, when a lady came up to me and asked me if I was the writer of the book “The Sisterhood of Widows”. I said “Yes” and she said, ” I have to tell you how great your book is. I work in the intensive care … Continue Reading
My website www.thesisterhoodofwidows.com has a “Resource Page” with some great links to other websites for tips and advice when you have lost a loved one. I also have a second website www.themaryfrancis.com that has a “Memories” page. Thank you everyone for all the support and encouragement. Please be part of my journey by signing up for my … Continue Reading
Just how long should you keep all your papers? Keep for one year – utility bills, pay stubs, bank and credit card statements. Keep for six years – investments statements, tax returns and supporting documents. Keep all receipts, for big-ticket purchases, with your house insurance policy incase you have to make a claim. Save insurance … Continue Reading
Time to clean out all my old documents, stray files, old bills and pieces of paper. First I have to empty that overflowing kitchen junk drawer that I throw everything into. I’m going to sort everything into 3 piles: Bills – Receipts – Statement/Warranties, with the rest going into the garbage. All the bills are … Continue Reading
The bad news is that I didn’t reach my revised goal of 10 pounds in 10 weeks. I didn’t get to exercise and I know that I need to start if I want to lose alot more weight. The good news is that by eating right I did lose 1.5 pounds for a total loss … Continue Reading
This week I spoke to Family Plus Life Solutions and to KV Networks about my own journey. Everyone has a story to share that has value to others. Take time to listen and you will be surprised at what you will learn.
I’m always being asked about how I published my book and I love to pass on everything I know. The best way to help others is to share your stories – the good, the bad and the ugly. Quote from Martin Vanbee ” Learn from the mistakes of others – you can’t live long enough … Continue Reading
Why do some arguments slowly become huge fights and for what? To prove a point, to hold your ground because your right? Don’t lose your focus on what’s important. Spend your life’s precious moments on making good memories not bad.
My youngest turned 27 today and it made me think about time. It goes by so fast and can never be recovered. It can slip through your fingers and be wasted without notice. I realized that I pay more attention to the money I spend then how I spend my time. I can earn more … Continue Reading