Category Archives: Family

The Bruce’s Christmas 2012

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  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and are ending 2012 with a bang!!! My husband and I are so blessed the “in-laws” all get along, and come together to celebrate Christmas. For the past few years we have spent Christmas at my parent’s house, it has the feel of a B&B and my [...]

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St. Stephen’s Day

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I hope everyone had a very relaxing and rewarding day celebrating Christmas with their family, friends, and God! Christmas in Ireland is at least a 2 day event; Christmas Day and Dec 26th, or St. Stephen’s day as we call it. Both days are national holidays and celebrating St. Stephen’s Day gives us a second [...]

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6&6 Christmas Joy

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Merry Christmas!  We are writing about family Christmas traditions this week.  Got Elf on the Shelf? This little red guy, plastic-faced elf doll, is such a nuisance but I’ve really enjoyed him this year.  My neighbor gave us “Elfie” six years ago.  The tradition is that the elf becomes magic, after being properly named, flying [...]

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Christmas Time!

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Christmas time is such a wonderful season…. right??…. no stress, lots of love and joy, no pressures, and most of all full of peace! Sigh, if only- right? What is wrong with us that we have turned a celebration of Jesus’s birthday and season of goodwill into mayhem!?? But the good news, is that we [...]

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How to Have A Stress-Free Holiday Season

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Stress During This Holiday Season Can Affect Your Life The holiday season can create a fair amount of stress in our lives. There are parties, shopping trips, cookies, appointments, lights, trees, vacations, kids out of school, and “REAL LIFE”  thrown in there too. Do not let the season of giving be the season of stress. [...]

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6 Tips to Avoiding Holiday Fatness

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Eating clean is not easy during the holidays!  Prepare yourself now to avoid fatty, salty, sugary temptations.  Planning will be your best friend.  So here are six tools you can arm yourself with during the holidays:  1. Plan your meals—figure out what you are eating for the entire week, prepare a detailed grocery list, buy [...]

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Why I Love Health Coaching

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For as long as I can remember I had ambitions to be a healer. Initially I wanted to be a vet, until a week with a county vet showed me everything I ever wanted to know about a calf being born !! LOL. After that I focussed on medicine. Unfortunately I didn’t make medical school [...]

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Post Thanksgiving Shopping!

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is uniquely American and I love how it embraces a giving of thanks and is not commercialized.  This year we had a wonderful feast with friends and family, outdoors, in the beautiful Southern California sunshine. As much as I love Thanksgiving, I have come to dislike what [...]

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Thankful For My Year of Growth

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I am Thankful for my Year of change and growth! It was around this time last year when I was emotionally broken and beat down. I was suffering from extreme depression and thought I had no way out. Day after day, I struggled silently because I did not want others to see me broken, I [...]

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Temecula Qponer Saving You Money! ~ K

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Are you looking for a good deal on portraits, sports, workout clothes, or anything?  I love a good deal!  The Temecula Qponer has found some amazing deals.  She started her business in September 2012 and has made a big splash in Temecula!  I interviewed her recently. Q: What inpspired you to start the Temecula Qponer? [...]

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