When Our Emotions Reach Flood-Level

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We’ve all experienced overwhelming emotions when life’s happenings make us feel like we’re drowning in flood-level pressure, responsibilities, and daily challenges. The urge to give up and let the sea sweep us away tempts us. Too often, we forget that channeled stress helps us effectively problem-solve and meet deadlines. We can learn to swim to higher …

Quotes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Laughter is the best medicine. Scientists have proven that those who laugh are healthier and happier. I’m a quote-addict, so for this week’s blog post, I’m listing, in no particular order, quotes that make me smile. I hope they tickle your funny bone! “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” Will Rogers …

Healthy Living Habits for Today

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Healthy habits for today begins with a positive attitude toward diet and exercise. Just because we are getting older doesn’t mean we sit in a rocking chair and wait for life to end. There’s too much of life to explore! We seize each moment with sound nutrition and an active lifestyle that keeps our minds and …

Transparent or Needy?

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We often hear the best way to communicate is to be transparent. Yet many people hesitate to use ihe ability for fear of being labeled needy. What is the difference between transparent and needy, and how do we apply transparency to our lives? Transparent in written or oral communication means that we are allowing others to …

Living the Seasons of Life

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills The varied seasons of our lives are an intricate part of growth and change. Young and old experience new challenges and victories from the moment we are born. Some of us learn to crawl sooner than others. Some of us walk later than others. Our first teeth arrive at different times. Our first words are never …

January 23, National Handwriting Day

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills In the sixth grade, my teacher set aside part of my recess time to work on my handwriting. Do you have a clue to the difficulty others found and still find in deciphering my pitiful penmanship? This grade-A student always received a U for unsatisfactory until I finished grade school. By then, the teachers gave up. …

Overcoming the Post-Holiday Blues

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills As we bid farewell to the holiday season, we treasure cherished memories, sweet experiences, laughter, an unexpected gift, and some moments best forgotten. Many of us feel a sense of melancholy, the anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day are replaced by the ho-hum of the months ahead. The post-holiday blues are depressing but take …

Room to Breathe

DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Guest Post by Linda Lyle Do you ever find yourself going down the anxiety rabbit hole? Like many businesses, writing is a feast or famine. I am either waiting to hear back from editors, agents, and publishers, or I am overwhelmed by deadlines and details. Either way I feel anxious as I wonder how it will all …

The Wisdom of The Spider and the Fly

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills A friend shared how his mother taught him as a child the way of good and evil, righteousness and sin through the poem The Spider and the Fly. I searched the public domain for this nearly 200-year-old writing. It’s fun, humorous, and touches us with its truth about humanity. The Spider and the Fly (1829) “Will you …

Kick Your Fears to the Curb

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills I’ve learned over the years the best way to eliminate fear is to remove it from my physical, mental, and spiritual world. An alliance with terror is no way to live. Spending time with fear is fiend-ship. Nothing good comes from teaming up with an enemy and falling captive to its paralyzing chains. So why indulge? …