It’s Time to Take an Official Inventory of Your Special Talents

Today I am bringing you another quote from The Back Forty archives. Take a moment to read through it and, as always, I’ll see you on the other side. First and foremost, if you don’t know what we mean when we say “Back Forty” take a moment to click here and learn what “Back Forty” … More It’s Time to Take an Official Inventory of Your Special Talents

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas That Will Make You Feel the Love

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to thinking of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for my husband (or even the perfect things to do on Valentine’s Day), it often feels impossible. First, there is the question of if I even want to attempt to brave the crazy world of reservations and official … More DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas That Will Make You Feel the Love

The Best Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Do you find yourself still searching for the perfect holiday gifts? Are you realizing that Christmas is less than a week away and getting worried? Don’t fear, I’ve taken the time to do a little research for you. I found something for everyone on your list. Look through the list below and find your perfect gift! … More The Best Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Expert Tip #3: Take Stock of Your Gifts and Talents

Everyone has gifts and talents. But when was the last time you actually took the time to take stock of those gifts and talents? As you have been growing older, you have also been building skills and discovering talents that you didn’t possess when you were younger. Some of your talents were created by conscious … More Expert Tip #3: Take Stock of Your Gifts and Talents

The Real 12 Days of Christmas (Plus a Strange Family Tradition)

My family has a rather strange Christmas tradition. Honestly, my parents can’t even agree on how it became a tradition in the first place. My mother swears that her aunt gave her the idea for this while my father is adamant that they thought of this tradition on their own to prevent us children from … More The Real 12 Days of Christmas (Plus a Strange Family Tradition)

Tripresence

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” – Thich Nhat Hanh In our Back Forty, the second half/best half of life, it’s easy to make statements like “this is just the way I am”, “been there, done that” or “I … More Tripresence