Spring in My Step – by Annette Rochelle Aben Editor


I love me some April. We turn the corner from winter to spring and that means fresh, green and new all around. I can see the buds on the cherry tree in the front yard, wanting to burst forth and I know that one of these mornings, I will be greeted with the glory of nature’s joy!

Read more

Around To It – by Annette Rochelle Aben, Editor


Do you have voicemail on your phone? Do you see that calls come in and think to yourself, “Yeah, I’ll get around to returning that call, one of these days” then, you get to the end of the week, month, or year and you never got around to it?

Read more

Random Acts of Glitter – by Annette Rochelle Aben


December!  The very mention of the word can strike fear into the hearts and minds of millions. Why? Because people dread having to see the end to a year in which they promised to accomplish all those things that they said they’d accomplish all those years past.  Fiddle sticks, I say!  December is getting a bad rap and I believe it’s about time we give December a break.

Read more

Giving Thanks for November Memories – by Annette Rochelle Aben


As a child, in our home, November always brought great excitement. There was a great holiday feast, for which to prepare. On Thanksgiving Day, itself, downtown Detroit, held their magnificent Santa parade to welcome the jolly elf to our fair City. There were floats and music, balloons and lots of excited children there with their fathers while their mothers stayed home to start the dinner. We’d shiver in our winter togs, holding steaming cups of hot chocolate and feeling our little faces freeze bright red. It only got better when we would put up our Christmas tree, the day after Thanksgiving!  Ah yes, December may be the month of Christmas but for us, November was the start of it all!

Read more

What are you dressing as this year? – by Kat McCarthy


Sitting here looking out my window, got me to pondering about how much things change and how little things change.  The leaves are changing, it’s autumn now. Autumn, like all the other seasons, is a wonderful time of year. It represents yet another transition and yet it is similar to every other autumn. Seasons flow from one to another, like water.

Read more

October Warm Up – by Annette Rochelle Aben


October has such a warm energy. The leaves on many of our trees turn from familiar shades of green to a rainbow of blazing red hues.  Apple cider mills are active selling jugs of pressed, sweet liquid, donuts and pumpkins. And don’t forget the hay rides. We wrap ourselves in thicker clothing not only when we go outside but inside our homes, in the hopes of staving off the inevitable need to crank on the furnace.

Read more

Louise L. Hay The Eternal Light – by Annette Rochelle Aben


On August 30, 2017, Louise L. Hay made her transition from the physical world into spirit. To many, this will mean nothing, for some, this will take their breath away as they saw Louise a guru. For me, this is bittersweet news as I believe Louise Hay lived as there was no such thing as death; death of the spirit that is.  The only thing that could harm our spiritual selves, would be ourselves. She found that by using love to bolster our energy, we could free our spirits to soar! So, the woman who shared the story of her embattled physical existence though her writings, most notably, You Can Heal Your Life, carries on her enthusiastic work unencumbered by a physical body.

Read more

I Appreciate You, Boo! – Annette Rochelle Aben

The “magic” of summer is upon us!  Here, in the month of August, people are engaging in all sorts of outdoor activities such as picnics, water sports and that great, American past time, baseball. They are truly appreciating the opportunity to be “one” with their joys.

Read more

Color Me July – Annette Rochelle Aben, Editor


Consider the colors of a flame. Red, white and blue. We think that fire is merely red, but we can see so many other colors within the flame that we use terms such as “white hot” or “blue flame.” Is it any wonder why the colors red, white and blue are used to symbolize patriotism here in the United States? Passion burns high in the hearts of those who feel grateful to live in what they believe to be the greatest country in the world!

Read more

June is the New January – by Annette Rochelle Aben, Editor


While January signifies the beginning of the Gregorian calendar year, there by setting us up for new beginnings, June is no slouch in that department. Many people will wed in June, starting new lives. Many students will graduate from school and find themselves standing on the threshold of a world of possibilities. And there is always that seasonal change thing. Depending upon which hemisphere you reside, you are welcoming either summer or winter this month.

Read more

May is the Gateway – by Kat McCarthy


May is such a wonderful month. Warm days start to appear, nature is beginning to burst with colour and the bugs haven’t come out to play yet. I can’t imagine a better month in the year. Peter and I have begun talking about camping trips and holidays, we’ve started planting our flowers and veggies in our garden and we’ve started hiking. May is like the gate way to summer and it feels so good to breathe in the warm air and soak up some sun.

Read more

May You Bloom – by Annette Rochelle Aben


It’s been quite the Spring, thus far in my part of the world. We have seen tropical storm worthy winds, knocking out the power to hundreds of thousands of people for at least a week.  The temperatures have been so cold that the trees and flowering bushes were timid about budding and blooming. Finally, it appears that the tide is turning and we are in full rebirth.

Read more