Archive for July, 2012

Take Time to Relax

There is no doubt about it. Life is hectic. Jobs, deadlines, kids, appointments, laundry, house cleaning, dinner, etc…  Don’t you wish sometimes you could just get away for awhile…
We might not be able to take a cruise or travel the world or even take a few days off from work but there are other ways to take time for yourself.

If you like to read pick up a good book, grab a cup of coffee or maybe some wine and go somewhere quiet so that you can immerse yourself in the story.

Maybe a walk around the block or a stroll down a wooded path is more to your liking. If all you can manage to do is lock yourself in the bathroom and turn on the water to drown out some noise then do that.

Whatever it is that will give you a few minutes of stress free relaxation – JUST DO IT! Your body & mind will thank you.


Your Path


The path today is “Frustrations”. How do you deal with your frustrations?

We all have some frustration in our lives, whether it be traffic, the weather, people, etc….  Do you get upset? Angry? Do you take it out on your loved ones?

I feel that “our expectations” are the cause of many of our frustrations.


When we go to the grocery store we expect a clerk to be at the counter to ring up our purchases. When no one is there we get a little irritated. Then as the clerk scans our purchases we expect the item & the correct price to be in the system. How many times has this not happened? So we get a little more aggravated due to having to wait for someone else to come over to fix this problem.

Our partner/wife/husband/BFF, etc.  forgets an important date/anniversary. We may get angry, upset, feel worthless, etc.

We need something from someone else to finish a project that we have been working on. That someone never gets it to you or when you get it you can’t use it for whatever reason. Again, we get irritated, maybe even angry.

So I ask, Why do we have these expectations? Especially of other people. People are people – Our agendas are not the same. So why do we allow ourselves to get frustrated by other people’s actions (or non actions). Is it going to change the situation? Maybe, but more than likely no.

I personally try to change my attitude about a situation. I have control over my attitude. I do not have control over others actions. Now don’t think that I don’t get upset & frustrated because trust me I do! But I do try to make a conscious effort to not get so frustrated over things that I have no control over. Plus, my frustration usually ends up with me having a headache – is it really worth it?

Just for today take a few steps on a different path…

Being Thankful

Each morning I drink my coffee outside on the front porch as I enjoy the twilight before the dawn. It’s my favorite time of the day – Unbelievably peaceful! I am so thankful for each and every day!

“Being Thankful” is a path that everyone needs to travel but there are those that never realize this is a path they need to spend some time on. It’s so easy to take our lives for granted as we fall into our usual routines. We just go about our daily duties and don’t take the time to look and notice all the wonderful things around us. We may sometimes feel so overwhelmed with our responsibilities and feel buried beneath burdens that we can’t see what we have to be thankful for. I use my coffee time every morning to express my thanks for this day, my thanks for being able to hear the wonderful songs all the birds are singing, my thanks for being able to feel the breeze blowing, my thanks that I am able to go to work to a job I enjoy everyday. “Be Thankful”

Always remember, “Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about”  ~unknown~

Along your journey you will venture onto many different paths. There will be crossroads, forks & obstacles. What path will you take? How will you decide?

I’ve pretty much followed the beat of my own drum for most of my life, therefore my journey has taken me on many paths less traveled. I am so OKAY with that! Every step of the way has brought me to who I am today. Be confident in your choices and be willing to face the consequences that arise. Every action has a consequence.

Just for today take a few steps onto a different path…


Independance Day

Happy 4th of July!!! We hope everyone has a safe & exciting 4th!

Serene Path


Hi! Welcome to PathB4U!

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down and relax for a bit.

I hope to take you on a journey that will help you find new paths to explore.

Along our journey we will travel many different paths. Some will be exhilarating, some exhausting, some will present challenges and some may even be life changing.

With an OPEN MIND and POSITIVE ATTITUDE there are endless possibilities.

Come join me…

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