5 Ways to Avoid Summer Stress

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Summer is a few weeks away, and it begins with Memorial Day, a time for families to explore the many activities waiting for us outside. Schools will soon be out for the summer. Vacation plans take form. Family reunions, sports activities, camping, etc. Supposedly summer is a season to relax. We can’t enjoy the beautiful weather …

May – National Get Caught Reading Month

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills When I learned that May is National Get Caught Reading Month, I did a little research to see what the celebration means to young and old. Here are three facts: The celebration is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers. It’s supported by many well-known people. Online websites offer hints to teachers and parents about how …

A Valentine’s Giveaway for You

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills When the signs of Valentine’s Day took over the retail scenery, from candy and cards to exquisite dinners, I thought about how much I value my relationship with you. I hear from many of you daily, and the encouragement boosts my confidence. You— Comment on my blog. Contact me through my website with e-mails that seal …

Do New Year Resolutions Work for You?

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Many of you are nine to ten days into your New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you call them expectations, longings, goals, a betterment program, life self-coaching, personal sabotage, or whatever January 1 of each New Year aspires. Most of us fall within one of the following categories: Doing ok. Defeated. Depressed. Didn’t make any because it’s frustrating. …

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Thanksgiving will be here in less than two weeks. We are a country that has much to be thankful for, and we want our traditional holiday to be memorable for the great food. If you’re like me, you’ve been scouring through old cook books, tried and true recipes, and online and print magazines like Southern Living …