catnipoflife
Follow
Find
945 views | +0 today
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from Traveling Through Time
onto catnipoflife
Scoop.it!

The Pessimist: "How to Prepare for Major Life Changes"

The Pessimist: "How to Prepare for Major Life Changes" | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
The odds are good that you’ll be undergoing a dramatic life change sometime in the next few years, if not even sooner. And while major changes are always a little scary, they don’t have to stress you out.

Via Marilyn Armstrong
Sharla Shults's insight:

The title produces a good hook. However, the article is sizzlin' but not so sure it is in the right perspective. I sense quite a bit of sarcasm when in fact, there is a lot of despair within our nation, in fact the world, today. Should the last resort be Despair.com? What compassion can one find within a dot com? Should you read this article, be sure to also read the comments. Sometimes that section is more eye-opening than the article itself. Read and be your own judge...

more...
Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, January 30, 2013 9:22 PM

Who needs a shrink when you can turn to Despair.com?

Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, January 31, 2013 2:15 PM

Advise is always nice but perhaps you should try listening to your own inside voice on what's right. I see no way to prepare for the unknown except for retirement but life's changes for health and love are very unpredictable. While health insurnace prepares for those issues, what about love? Is there any insurance? It's just called LIFE.

catnipoflife
Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!
Curated by Sharla Shults
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Welcome to Catnip of Life

Welcome to Catnip of Life | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

In remembrance of one of the most celebrated weekends in America...Memorial Day Weekend! This weekend commemorates a beginning as well as an end. It is anything and everything red, white and blue.

Sharla Shults's insight:

Remain mindful each and every day of the year of the sacrifices made for America's freedom!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from Poetry for inspiration
Scoop.it!

7 Sunsets Captured at the Perfect Moment | DashBurst

7 Sunsets Captured at the Perfect Moment | DashBurst | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

The moment when the sun begins to set is one of the most magnificent sights in nature as the sky gradually transitions from a cool, calm blue to a burning orange. Israeli artist and photographer Hermin Abramovitch uses the beautiful, fiery sunset as a backdrop to some of his photos. 


Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
Sharla Shults's insight:

The sun, moon and stars all add inspiration to our daily lives. If you have seen the moon imagery interwoven with the human element and found yourself inspired, check out these images for fiery inspiration indeed!

more...
MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, June 6, 4:23 AM

These photos are pure poetry.

Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Hands in my life

Hands in my life | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
Reblogged on WordPress.com

 

What a wonderful prelude to Mother’s Day! As with all her writings, Mary Helen Ferris strikes our heartstrings releasing innermost melodious chords!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Resilience

Resilience | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes feel like a rubber band...stretched to the limit ready to snap at any given moment? Have you been burned scorching with doubt as to whether you can gather yourself up from the ashe...
Sharla Shults's insight:

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” ~Bernard Williams

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Because we all need something to DO...

Because we all need something to DO... | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

Let’s have some fun because we all need something to DO that is normally not found on a daily to-do list. Some of the ideas below are cr-r-r-razy but #1 really sounds terrific! Of course #7 would work on Get a Different Name Day. Are you game?

Sharla Shults's insight:

Let’s have some fun because we all need something to DO that is normally not found on a daily to-do list. Some of the ideas below are cr-r-r-razy but #1 really sounds terrific! Of course #7 would work on Get a Different Name Day. Are you game?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

The Lily

The Lily | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

Happy Easter to all and may your day be filled with blessings beyond words! Sometimes we ponder and ponder in hopes of eventually mustering the right words to tender an emotion, offer inspiration or purpose newfound knowledge.

Sharla Shults's insight:

Easter is a time for special blessings...thoughts and emotions to carry us all through the year!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Something to Smile About

Something to Smile About | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

Do you always NEED something to smile about or does a smile come naturally, just happen without a great deal of thought or reason behind it? Perhaps you wake up in the morning and smile even before your feet hit the floor. Ever ask yourself "Why?"

Sharla Shults's insight:

Simple Moments Ignite Life’s Emotions

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Spring is HERE!

Spring is HERE! | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
To all my family, friends, followers and visitors, wishing you a glorious SPRING! Here is a bouquet of Spring flowers for everyone to enjoy and share if you like! Visit catnip's sister site, Awaken...
Sharla Shults's insight:

What were your first signs of spring?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Free Write Friday #40: Image Prompt

Free Write Friday #40: Image Prompt | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

I am one of Kellie Elmore's writing bandits at freewrite Friday. Kellie invites all who would like to participate to please join her. Rules are simple. Follow her prompt and write whatever comes to mind. Sometimes she will provide a word prompt, a phrase prompt or like today an image prompt. There is no time limit so even if you miss the Friday, the writing window is always open.

 

Here is Kellie’s latest FWF prompt:

This house has a story…what is it?

Sharla Shults's insight:

Voices echo from the kitchen window calling me inside for the last time. Hope you enjoy the poem Echoes...

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from Poetry for inspiration
Scoop.it!

Hands in my life

Hands in my life | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

I watch women's hands. I learn from them. Some hands are open. Some hands are closed. .


Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
Sharla Shults's insight:

What a wonderful prelude to Mother’s Day! As with all her writings, Mary Helen Ferris strikes our heartstrings releasing innermost melodious chords!

more...
MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, May 1, 2:35 AM

Thanks to Gabriel Corno for sharing the photo of the hands of the elder and the child used in this article. 

Rescooped by Sharla Shults from Poetry for inspiration
Scoop.it!

I must arise and go into the mountains...

I must arise and go into the mountains... | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

  It is springtime in the mountains. They call to me. I must arise and go into the mountains. I must let the mountains go into me.


Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
Sharla Shults's insight:
Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest! Go into the mountains. Go!
more...
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

If Pets Had Thumbs

If Pets Had Thumbs | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about one fact that sets man apart from many other species on the planet is an opposable thumb? It allows us to do many things that other creatures can’t do. If you have ever injured your thumb, you have had a first hand experience as to what an important role that digit plays on the human hand.
Sharla Shults's insight:

The thought of pets having thumbs is really quite funny!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Peace at the End of the Day

Peace at the End of the Day | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

After a hard day’s work, whether stressed out from an office position, working at a construction site or laboring in the back yard, there is no better method of relaxation than a massage. It can be as simple as a hand or foot massage to as elaborate as a full body massage. The result is the same…peace at the end of the day!

Sharla Shults's insight:

Since today is a cat day - Garfield the Cat Day to be exact - let's revisit the Master Masseur!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

What do you say?

What do you say? | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

  Dance in the rain,  savor the raindrops & rainbows, cherish the hours from dusk ’til dawn observing sunrise to sunset, capture the spirit of messages in the wind, enjoy the beauty in the world through the eyes of love!

Sharla Shults's insight:

Don’t be afraid when someone says, “I love you.” Simply return the love!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Hug Your Cat Day

Hug Your Cat Day | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

Awakenings, catnip’s sister site, posts What’s Happenin’ on a fairly regular basis. Included are funny days, weird celebrations, wacky holidays and lots of food & chocolate. Often some appear that are actually ordinary and serve as a reminder. Since catnip is such a lover of our feline, fur-r-ry friend the cat it is only fitting to recognize here that today is…
Hug Your Cat Day

 

Sharla Shults's insight:

If you don’t own a cat, Hug Someone Else’s Cat!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Miracle of Birth

Miracle of Birth | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
Catnip's motto boasts to Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest! This cannot be epitomized in any better...
Sharla Shults's insight:

Grandbaby #7: It's a girl!

Lennon Reese Walding

7 lbs 13 oz 19 1/2 ins long

Born 8:30 AM CST May 1 Daphne, AL

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

It's Caturday

Thank you for stopping by catnipoflife where any day is a 'caturday', especially on a Saturday!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Simplicity

Simplicity | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
There IS power in simplicity. It allows the flow of creative juices to become less complex leaving out all the fussiness that often muddies the water. It allows us to examine the ideas that are truly important, those that really matter. We then toss aside the rocks within the river bed that break the flow making the way fluent, not choppy, thereby being creative within simplicity!.
Sharla Shults's insight:

Enjoy the simplicity in photography by Alastair!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Embrace the Silence

Embrace the Silence | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

Within the hustle and bustle of daily life, we cherish the quiet moments. We embrace the silence. We seek places of solitude to ponder the events that govern our very being. We long for the silent moments in life…moments during which time we can turn off, unplug, power down and need not pay attention to social media nor other noise confusing our minds. We long to…


Embrace the Silence

Sharla Shults's insight:

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.

— Virginia Woolf, “The Waves"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

The Cat vs. The Dog

The Cat vs. The Dog | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

At Awakenings today we are celebrating Li’l Woofer Day, aka National Puppy Day!

 

Even though catnip leans toward the cat, of course, whether a cat lover or dog lover, who could not love that face! Dogs have been labeled ‘man’s best friend’ but that is a matter of opinion. Whether teeny, tiny or great big overgrown sweeties, they do know when they are loved. We hug, they slobber!

 

 

Sharla Shults's insight:

So, on ‘Woofer Day’ check out the bit of trivia, Dog vs. Cat [Dog is first only because today is his/her day!]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Awkward Cat Moments

Awkward Cat Moments | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
No way catnip can celebrate National Awkward Moments Day without mention of Cat Moments! ENJOY! National Awkward Moments Day is a day, that was created to find the ability to laugh at ourselves AND...
Sharla Shults's insight:

 

 

National Awkward Moments Day is a day that was created to find the ability to laugh at ourselves AND our pets, see the humor in the moment and have fun within the awkwardness!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

The Power of Appreciation

The Power of Appreciation | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

Often when I am working on Awakenings, inspiration guides me to share a day's events on her sister site catnipoflife. Today is one of those days since March 7th is ...

Sharla Shults's insight:

Isn’t it better to expect nothing so when all the surprises come along the gifts are truly appreciated? The gifts, of course, being expressions of gratitude through love, time, energy, and ourselves, not to get anything in return. When we say ‘thank you’, we are giving praise and receiving the real joy in the act of giving. There is indeed power in appreciation.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from Poetry for inspiration
Scoop.it!

Diving deeper into the holy fire

Diving deeper into the holy fire | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

  The beauty of nature with its blessings Has set Soul afire. As I dive deeper into the holy flame Following the Creators desire. 


Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
Sharla Shults's insight:

There is no way one cannot gather inspiration from the writings of Mary Helen Ferris!

more...
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Friends vs. Friendship

Friends vs. Friendship | catnipoflife | Scoop.it
During a lifetime, each person will encounter innumerable friends. They will come. They will go. Some will be remembered. Some won’t. Many will be real. Thousands will be virtual. Yet, we call them all ‘friends’. There is really no separation. Some we see. Some we don’t. These are our circle of friends.
Sharla Shults's insight:

Each of us can be a friend, associate with friends, and form lasting friendships. Those that last are the ones which we truly celebrate. In other words, a celebration of friendship is when you are not only told you have dirt on your face but your friend helps you clean up your mess! This is our blessing of friendship.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

It's All About Character

It's All About Character | catnipoflife | Scoop.it

It's All About Character ... National Inconvenience Yourself Day! This day is not about inconveniencing others but taking a good look at what can happen when you take a few extra moments or steps that inconvenience yourself but help others. This unique holiday asks people to pause during their busy day looking for opportunities to do something nice for someone else...

Sharla Shults's insight:

Don’t be sorry for any inconvenience…turn your inconvenience into opportunity to help someone else! The concept is simple. The idea is embraceable. Think more about how your actions impact others . . . regardless of age.

more...
No comment yet.