Musings

If I Should Fall Book Launch

If I Should Fall will be available in both print and kindle format by November 3, 2017. Reviews of If I Should Fall be Heather Nadine Lenz 5.0 out of 5 stars – A Delight to Read Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite “If I Should Fall by Heather Nadine Lenz is a Christian fiction novel with powerful existential themes and great characters. The story begins with the protagonist, Charlotte, waking up to the sound of the alarm clock and reaching out to cuddle the man who isn’t any longer by her side. The reader is immediately introduced to Charlotte’s...Read More

How To Leverage Your Negative Emotions

How do you handle your negative emotions? When frustration, helplessness, laziness, jealousy anxiety, fear, shame, anger, stress, and sadness barge in and make themselves at home, what do you do? How do you deal with negative emotions? Do you grab a glass of wine, binge watch movies, go shopping, eat junk food, pray, meditate, run into the arms of loved ones sobbing? Do you have a go-to plan for what to do when these emotions show up? You could be one of those people who are mellow and happy most of the time. Or you could be an optimist of...Read More

Top 7 Most Life-Changing Tips

So I have something to confess. I adore self-help books. It's like having a motivational speaker and wise guru at arms reach, whenever you need to be inspired or guided. Here are my top five favorite inspirational books of all time: 1. Mans’ Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 2. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra 3. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer 4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey 5. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Unlike with the advice of a well-meaning friend or relative, if...Read More

Five Steps to Creating a Children’s Play Plan

Five Steps to Creating a Children's Playroom & Plan: for Smarter Kids and a Happier Parent[/caption] Creating a Space to Play There are just five steps to take to support your child in developing their intelligence. Bonus: they will demand less screen time, and you will win yourself some peaceful time to accomplish the many tasks on your to-do list, or just lay on the sofa and read a book. Sound enticing? Read on. 1 Step: Limit Screen time to no more than an hour a day to increase independent play I’m sure you’ve heard this recommendation; this is because...Read More

Top Five Most Inspirational Ballet Books

The Top Five Most Inspirational Ballet Books[/caption] I recently attended Swan Lake at the Zurich Opernhaus; I walked out onto the plaza after the performance glowing with pure joy. I adore the controlled nuance of each graceful movement, the power of lithe bodies moving as if one with the music, the costumes, the electric attraction the dancers emit on stage. Experiencing riveting beauty is so soul satisfying; it is like a spring shower for the spirit. Do you find ballet fascinating as I do? Is watching one performance a year not nearly enough to quench your thirst for the beauty...Read More

Toned Arms and Abs in 5 Minutes a Day

How to Get Toned Arms and Abs in 5 Minutes a Day Do you want to get toned arms and abs in just five minutes a day, but you are short on time and energy? Do you want to start your day with rosy cheeks, energized and ready for the day? You only need 5 minutes a day to tone your arms and abs. The added benefit? You will increase your glow and decrease your need for caffeine first thing in the morning. I'm serious. Add in the dash of good morning endorphins from just five minutes of exercise, and you may...Read More

7 Things Moms Understand. (Happy Mother’s Day!)

As a Mom.... 1. You can feel desperate and exhausted while experiencing intense joy. One minute, you are so fatigued, you are falling asleep in the checkout line at the grocery store. The next, you feel a soft tug, little arms are wrapping around your neck, and the words, "I love you, Mommy," cause a moment of pure bliss. 2. You would give anything for a few hours of peace to recapture an inner glow, and you can't stand the thought of your kids growing up and leaving one day. Hey, I get it, Mom. I am mega grateful for...Read More

Christmas Bliss

What is your idea of Christmas bliss? Strip away all the societal ideas about Christmas, the expectations, and traditions and what would you do? What, when it comes down to it, does Christmas mean to you, and how do you ensure you capture that something special this holiday season? For me, when you strip away the flickering candle light, crackling fire, the scent of pine and baking cooking, the wrapping paper all over the floor and the decadent food, Christmas is Love. More than anything else, my soul seeks connection with the special people in my life.   I think...Read More

Creating a Cozy Oasis

One of the things I want to create for my children is a cozy oasis. The moment they shut the front door behind them I want them to let out a sigh of relief as any anxiety, stress or fear fade. In an increasingly fast paced and digitally connected world, I want our home to be a sensual place of wellness. I want to create a home that smells delicious, has cozy nooks to curl up with a good book, settle down to learn, create something, whip up something yummy in the kitchen, or snuggle up for a heart-to-heart. A...Read More