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Coloring Books for Adults are Popular , but Where Do You Fit In?

Book Signing at Starbucks

 Coloring books, once a favorite pastime for children, have captivated adults around the world. Regardless of what you feel about this phenomenon, coloring books for adults have pushed their way to bestseller status, among the top 20 books across all genres.Where did this adult coloring book craze begin?In 2013, UK-based Scottish artist and illustrator Johanna Basford convinced her editor to let her create a coloring book for adults instead of children as they had requested. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book was her … [Continue reading…]

What does your Christmas tree say about you?

Christmas tree decorating

It wasn't until I read a post by another blogger about her less-than-perfect Christmas tree, that I began to reflect on my own tree story.My mother and father always put up our tree on Christmas Eve … [Continue reading…]

Holiday Memories Can Boost Happiness Year-Round [Excerpt from Color Your Life Happy]

Ada and cabbage patch doll

 When we think back to holiday memories, even ones that were frustrating at the time, we can boost our happiness year-round. Our memories soften and sweeten over the years and sometimes become … [Continue reading…]

Treat Your Body Like a Temple for Increased Happiness


Treat your body like a temple, not a dumpster, and you can increase your happiness.Scientists have discovered that about half of our happiness is based on factors we can't control, like genetics and … [Continue reading…]

How to Harmonize Family and Work [An excerpt from Color Your Life Happy, 2nd ed.]


You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.—Desmond TutuWhen I see parents pushing a baby in a stroller, I often wonder if they realize what a precious life they have … [Continue reading…]