Yes, Kids Can Safety Learn To Cook!

Kids who are trained in the art of cooking at an early age become great assets to their families in adulthood. — Barbara Dean Aliaga

My Favorite Things

https://abunana.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/love-now.m4v Thankful Tiger with Smile and Bright Eyes Thank You Card by AbuNana Community Acrylic Painting Folded Greeting Card by AbuNana Missing You, Looking Forward … Stunning Pattern by AbuNana

Perfectly Playful Purple Products

For the love of purple! #purplelove #Zazzle #purpleaccessories Click the arrow at the bottom (when the gif isn’t animating) to see, personalize and buy…

Flowers Help Lessen Stress

There’s one thing we don’t fight about: life can be pretty stressful. I’ve always had one great support system, though, and that’s my relationship to flowers and flowers to me. The more I focus on the magical mystery of flowers, the faster stress just evaporates. What a gift of nature!

Best Selling Face Masks at AbuNana.com

It’s just an honor to have someone wear our designs. It makes all this social isolation seem easier. It feels good to make some type of contribution. We would love to see the masks you have chosen, even if you did not purchase them from us. You really wouldn’t believe how much laughter goes on in this house when we feel we are reaching someone out there in the cyber world!!! We really are a Mom and Pop shop!

Editable Soft Pink Floral Pattern Face Masks …and more…

It is easy to miss the beauty in life. These new soft pink floral pattern designs are created infused with soft joy, appreciation, peace and receptivity for better things in your life. Whether for a friend or for yourself, these are nice gifts for your favorite girl friend! Stay on the brighter side!​

MONDAY, August 10, 2020 – Camano Island, WA

Today, I am going to take a jug of bleach and make the house brilliant with good cheer. I am going to give it a good old try! We are alive! We are here and able to make the world a better place by connecting to a happier level of existence. We are able to live in the state of happiness. We just have to stop and choose to put on a happy face, to think of something more pleasant, to think of the ones in our home. Bet they can use a fellow housemate who has a positive outlook on life.

Love of Nature Collection!

Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?

Think of a mask as part of your wardrobe!

Face Masks with your favorite dogs

The question is, have we lost our way? Have we become sideline experts, speaking as if we were authorities, yet not accountable for the outcome?

What do we celebrate on Independence Day?

When we go out to celebrate summer fun on the Fourth of July, what are we celebrating? We have a few weeks to make this Independence Day more meaningful.

The Power of Sending Greeting Cards

We can flood with love, and this is what the world needs right now.

You Fly In and Out Of My Thoughts

During June, try to increase your acts of kindness. Reach out to tip the scales toward love!

New Summer Face Masks

New Summer Face Protection Masks

Saturday night: Rocking to Classic Rock

Don’t wait for happy days to come! They are here somewhere. Begin to act like they are here and they will come! Really. Remember: build it and it will come. Do something that makes you live the kind of life you wish we all had now. Believe, hope, love.

Mama Llama Uplifters

Can’t resist the cuteness of llamas. Here are the most adorable pieces we could bring to you today! Have fun today … start by pretending to have fun and you just may have a great day!

Be the green guy!

Cooperative ecology — cooperating with nature. These sweatshirts have text we think sustainable. They are designed to remind us to be mindful of the gift of earth.

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

Need something soft? Something to hug and hold on to? Here are some new designs sure to raise your spirits. #Zazzle.com

Good things are coming!

Can you see our new friend, Rocking Red Robin?​

Hot New Design Says: Brighten Up!

As my mother often reminded me: It never hurt anyone’s eyesight by seeing things on the brighter side of life.

Never Give Up

Never give up. You can do this.

Saint Bernard Puppy: Let’s Have Fun Today.

Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!

Take One Breath At A Time

Taking one breath at a time.

A Very Mellow Fellow

A very mellow fellow.

We can do this!

Be kind to yourself and to others. Let fear fall away. Replace fear with love. All you need is love. Be strong beautiful people! We will get through this together

In case you need a reminder ….

Never give up!

Don’t feel like smiling?

Wear this smile on your shirt! You will soon see people smiling back at you! it’s an affordable way to raise people’s spirits from 6 feet away

Spring Into A New You!

Spring into a new you!

Music and Art keeps me sane!

I’ve heard it said, Gratitude is the healthiest of emotions. So I propose music, writing, dancing, painting, drawing, singing, liberal arts, are the healthiest of activities. And, don’t you know this is the time to stay healthy. 🙂

Bear’s Necessity Night Light

I’m still clinging to “All you need is love.” And I’m having fun with the bare necessities of life. There’s always room for a 😃

How to be a source of energy during a pandemic.

… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.

Live your dream self today

Enjoy the beautiful things in life. Be present to nature. Spring is a coming. Let your day be light.

Tai Chi Qigong and the Deer

Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.

Surrounding ourselves with positivity

The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.

Attraction of the Sea

My soul awakes To the thought of heaven As I drive over the hills To get a glimpse of the ocean And hear the crash of waves. My heart beats fast To the joys of heaven As I step out of the car To feel the breeze upon my face And find a world of […]

All you need is love — peace is possible.

3 Insights: Why People Discredit Other People

It did not start with the current, constant social media bantering. Discrediting other people has existed in our culture for as long as I have lived. Here are three insights as to why.

Spring 2019 and Courage

For the past couple of years I have taken a few lessons on-line to play the piano. I soon took to learning a few chords and becoming lazy. Most of my family play by ear so I thought, why not me? At any rate, today I decided to play songs for spring and put them […]

Falling In Love and Getting To Happy!

I hope you will take time to read my book, Getting To Happy — Learning To Read Emotional Messages. You can pre-order it now for a Thanksgiving digital delivery. A paperback edition will also be available.  I am working on an audio book.  It is an amazing adventure.  Thank you for your participation and support […]

Positive Attitudes Soar Over Fear

You probably havel been surprised by some compelling situation that calls out your fearful side.  Perhaps it was an over-due bill in the mail or a very real concern that you could lose your job.  There are so many situation where fear can usurp all of your attention.  The situation appears to be bigger than […]

The Happy Dance: Thoughts About Achieving Happiness

I like to be happy.  I like the feeling of well-being.  I love to wake up in the morning with thoughts of quiet enthusiasm.  I love to be happy. But setting out to achieve happiness creates the opposite effect!  Really.  It is impossible to experience happiness by pursuing happiness.  it can’t be done.  The more […]

Back And Refreshed!

I wonder where the time has gone.  I’m about to celebrate the first birthday of Hugo Emil, our second grandchild.  We celebrated at the annual Tulip Festival, I’m still working happily at The Harman Eye Clinic, AND, I still have my mind set on writing more books.  I have a lot to say and hope […]

Getting to Happy in Real Time

Be your best, happy friend.  That may sound a bit funny to you, but it holds some great advice.  We all know that deep, quiet satisfaction is the very stuff we are made of. Peaceful happiness is available to us at all times.  There is never a moment that it is not available.  Everything you […]

Balancing Work and Play

You know the old saying, “All work and no play makes John a dull boy.”  Even when you love work, work is work.  It is possible to lose your balance.  And  contacting your core of happiness is dependent on a healthy balance of work and play, light tension and relaxation. If you find yourself in […]

Daily Preparation For Happiness

When you take a test, you study for it.  When you have a dinner party, you plan for it.  Doesn’t it make sense that if you want to have a happy day, you envision it? Positive thinking takes a little planning at the beginning of each day.  After the planning takes place, it is smooth sailing. […]

Living In The Moment Means Ability To Succeed

Here is a good example of how negative thought can develop within any one of us. Egos can take over at a moment’s notice and if left unguarded can seriously impede the pursuit of happiness. Last evening a magazine salesman came to the door. A silent alarm was triggered within me: someone is ringing the […]

The Art of Feeling Good – Five Lessons

There are so many ways to feel good. Here are some: Wake up with the enthusiasm of a child. A child wakes up with surprise, readiness and willingness to explore whatever is around. It can be a toy, a first experience with snow, a shadow, the sun or anything else that presents itself. Before you […]

Politicians Are Using Powerful Pollutants

Even a child now understands that to be president you need enough money to publically slander your opposing candidate in order to win the election.  Here are my observations: The United States has a great, 3-way, check-and-balance system.  It works when each appreciate and respect the purpose of the other. Children who bully and lie […]

Choose Your Thoughts Or Your Thoughts Will Choose You

The more you choose your thoughts the more you can create the situation you desire. Most of us are not even aware of our thoughts.  Many times fear is a hidden, underlying thought that rules the day.  Fear can take on many faces:  fear of being late, fear of not measuring up, fear or losing […]

Gratitude Changes Everything — Thank You!

No Matter What You Just Did You can Turn Everything Around! It’s is true that you never have to stay in an unhappy state.  No matter what just transpired.  No matter how sad you are about the loss of a loved one.  No matter how angry you are about an auto accident.  No matter what […]

On Consciousness and John Hagelin, PhD

You may enjoy the following.  John Hagelin, PhD, On Consciousness.  

Oh, No! The Enemy Is Me

No matter how I want to imagine my enemies they will eventually end up evaporating and be replaced with new enemies.  What I see and who I see as an enemy is not absolute reality. It is an idea usually sold to me by another or a set of circumstances.  When I believe someone or […]

The Importance Of Being Thankful

The key to unlock any obstacle that gets in the way of happiness is to choose an attitude of thankfulness. Have you used this key?  Can you share the results?

New Year’s Recipe for Happiness

After welcoming in the New Year last night, you may need a bit of a pick-me-up this morning. Here’s a recipe that can be used throughout the year. It serves between one and a million. It’s a great hit at parties. 2 parts       Appreciation 1 part        Confidence 2 parts […]

The Art Of Receiving, Part Two

When you are in the state of reception you recognize that you come from a limitless source or origin.  You are conscious of the fullness of life.  Waking moments are filled with gratitude.  Your day is filled with receiving each moment as gifts and as your thoughts are aligned with gratitude within your actions your […]

A Must-Have Skill: The Art of Receiving

As you read these words and find you are in a peaceful state, you already understand the art of receiving.   Think about it.  When you are in a receptive mood everything flows between and among all of life’s energy. You experience a feeling of wellness.  Everything is easy and you feel proud! When you […]

Road To Relaxation

Each day if you choose to be miserable, you can build one worry and concern on top of the other.  You can imagine all sorts of things that could go wrong during the day.  You can strategize and plan ways to overcome the troublesome things that may come your way. Remember these imaginings are created […]

Create Positive Situations With Positive Thinking

You want to be happy today, …now.  As you become aware of all the thoughts that attract thought-like-situations, you can steer away from negative thinking and steer toward more and more positive thoughts. You may not realize how many negative thoughts surround your day. Think of yourself in a small, motorized row-boat.  You are floating […]

The Presence of Christmas

    Peace Quiet peace, Like the snow It softly falls upon our thoughts Of one another and covers our Consciousness for a brief, wonderful moment.     Winter Holidays can remind us about the softer things in life.  Peace and joy become objects that cover our hearts this time of  year.  Decorations, gift-giving, singing, […]

Protests, Conflicts, Occupations, Anger, Sadness, et al

For me, the question has always been: Will we ever have peace in the world?  We keep thinking that if we fight what we don’t like about another’s point of view we will achieve peace. Peaceful protesting certainly has its place in a democracy. We stand up and are counted only to become the ones […]