Halloween Fun For You

Greetings to You from your hope guru, Barbara Altman Six ways to have Halloween fun. Indulge in candied apples. My mouth waters when I think of candied apples. They are everywhere. Whole foods has them. Just about every grocery store carries them. Of course, they are extremely unhealthy. I can’t have them because I’m on . . . → Read More: Halloween Fun For You

Easter Blessings for You


Easter is the time of renewal and blessings. We have survived a brutal winter only to welcome spring with open arms. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and all is well again.


I will regale you with a bit of news. Winter was hard, with the reality of two falls, one on ice . . . → Read More: Easter Blessings for You

Treating Yourself With Respect


We hear a lot about treating others with respect. But what about treating self with consideration? I looked up synonyms for respect in the thesaurus. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Appreciation: What does it mean to appreciate oneself? When you think about yourself, do you recognize your strengths and . . . → Read More: Treating Yourself With Respect

Hope shines Eternal


10 hope questions; 1. On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your hope in the area of health? Do you have a healthy diet? Do you exercise? Have you maintained a healthy weight? 2. What is your score in the area of finances? Do you set aside ten percent of . . . → Read More: Hope shines Eternal

Five Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

Spring Five ways to put a spring in your step. Before I list the five ways, I will talk about two ways to NOT put a spring in your step. Do not slip on ice. That fall on January25th caused me to have a broken knee. I wouldn’t recommend that. It hasn’t been fun. It’s . . . → Read More: Five Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

Five steps to Your Happiness


Create your own happiness.

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey Number one; Dance like no one’s watching. Does that mean you have to literally dance? I wouldn’t think so. This can . . . → Read More: Five steps to Your Happiness

The Power of Your Words

The Power of Your Words

Your words contain great power. They have the power to hurt, to heal, to open minds, to open hearts, and to change the world. Never forget the responsibility you have over the words that you speak. Stephen Aitchison

The power to hurt. A friend of mine was out to dinner . . . → Read More: The Power of Your Words

Ten Holiday Stress Busters

Holiday Stress Busters

Do you find the holidays to be stressful? Would you like to have information about holiday stress busters?

Dear readers: I so apologize. I have taken a bit of a break from newsletters due to a recent fall. Don’t worry. I wasn’t hurt. I was just a bit sore and headachy. In . . . → Read More: Ten Holiday Stress Busters

The Spirit of Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving: Tis the season to be thankful: I am sending on a chapter from Passages of Hope. It’s from the section dedicated to the month of November and the spirit of Thanksgiving.

November: A month of Thanksgiving:

Week One: Thanksgiving for family: What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love . . . → Read More: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Ten Coping Secrets When You Have”One of those days.”

One of those days.

We’ve all had them. They’re called “one of those days.” I will share 10 coping skills to use when they crop up. First, let me briefly tell the story of my “one of those days.”

I’ve spent months preparing for a presentation which was scheduled for today at a local YMCA. . . . → Read More: Ten Coping Secrets When You Have”One of those days.”