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

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…

How Hard Is It To Draw A Picture of Your Pet

It isn’t hard at all to draw! It is hard, however, to get over the fears that you aren’t good enough to be an artist. Many of us think we cannot draw or paint. You’ve heard folks say, I can hardly draw stick figures. But even if you start with a stick figure, you are definitely on your way to drawing your pet.

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!

Playful Brighter Side Affordable Posters

Each poster provides a personalize text template. Easily add your favorite quote before you purchase, even using an iPhone or iPad

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.

Folk Art for Uplifting Ideas

Fine Folk Art Field of Wildflowers.

Love of Nature Collection!

Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?

Whether remote or physical, back-to-school notebooks and more.

notebook, spiral, book

Back to school supplies.

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?

Most Popular Puzzles on AbuNana.com

Peace begins at home. Community begins at home. Love begins at home. Strengthen the happiness of the world, by strengthening the family.

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?​

Cutest Face Mask Covers Here

Face mask covers have been both a challenge and an opportunity for this high risk, older couple to make a contribution. What gets us up in the morning are thoughts of our family, especially our grandchildren, our friends and neighbors. We can visit over FaceTime or play remotely on PS4 games. Now we spend the major part of the day painting on our iPads or on canvas, able to offer them to the world. We love this connection with you. So, thank you!

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!

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

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. 🙂

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.

Tai Chi Qigong and the Deer

Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.

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 […]

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 […]

Emotional Analytics

Understanding Emotions I have been a long-time student on the subject of emotions .  Emotions can impact and play important roles in my life.  Emotions energize my physical being one way or another. The stream of emotions can support my focus on things that interest and delight me.  I have long interpreted emotions as messengers […]

Self-Confidence – string of consciousness

It is so easy to speak and write about choosing happy thoughts. Then a situation  arises clashing with my current direction.  A rude remark, an oversight or an interruption leading to a misunderstanding. My state of mind then depends on the level of self-confidence. Will I allow an unwanted situation to be brushed off or […]

September 1, 2014 – Some thoughts

 Even when you are having fun, life slips by. Even when you sulk around, life slips by. Even when you fall in love, life slips by. Even when you are sick and frail, life slips by. There’s no way to stop the time you have in this one body. You might as well hug yourself […]

Five Ways to Combat Worry

We are at war.  Everyday.  We are not even aware. We wake up and try to smile at the day ahead.  Almost immediately our dutiful brains remind us of challenges, old debates and grudges we continue to hold.  Tapes begin to play in our heads. We are not even aware of them.  We dress to disguise […]

Getting to Happy

Take a look at my new website.  The theme this month is “Getting To Happy!”

A Gift For Those Who Are Grieving

This audio/video book sample calms me down even though I produced it. As I listen I experience the peace that is within all of us.  I hope you will share it with your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little down at the moment. The audio sample reading is taken from “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little […]

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 […]

The Closet: Uncovering The State of Happiness

Happiness is Us.  Our substance is happiness.  Yet, everyday, we get up with resolve to discover that elusive happy moment.  Hopefully this story will help us all remember the ease at which we can locate happiness. **** Stella loved her mother.  She tried to do all the things her mother asked of her.  Stella’s mother […]

Feasting On Thoughts – Are You Caught In Negative Thinking?

How can you recognize your thought process caught in negative thinking?  Here’s an idea! Imagine an amazing feast that magically passes through your brain, one that automatically and continuously serves up courses. An imaginary banquet of thoughts! Interaction with the banquet’s chef is most helpful.  For a satisfactory meal you need to choose your courses.  If you neglect […]

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 […]

Love Is The Answer …. Every Day!

I believe in love.  I’ve known about it from the beginning.  I learned some of love’s lessons from my dear Nana who would welcome me into her deep, wonderful lap and hug. This was my first understanding of heaven.  I did not feel lost or alone.  I was confident of my worthiness.   My Nana […]

On Consciousness and John Hagelin, PhD

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

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 […]

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 […]

For those who love the printed word….

For those of you who love holding a book in your hand while reading, here’s a chance to buy one book and get a second one at 50 % off.  One day only at Lulu.com. I discovered Lulu.com a few months ago.  On the bottom of the iTunes page there was a link for publishing your […]

Whatever you can imagine, you can do!

Even though I am one of those people who enjoy the journey more than the arrival, I do find great satisfaction in completing a book project begun in October. In October I began writing about positive solutions to help others heal from very difficult situations.   As in most efforts to help others, I benefited. […]

Can cells feel happiness? How to go back to sleep when worry knocks at the door.

Last night I awoke with a thought about National Geographic and how we had enrolled in a year’s subscription for $10.00 and had not received the magazine.  It seemed like a lot of weeks, even perhaps months, have gone by since we sent our check.  My, oh, my.  My brain liked chewing on this little […]

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 […]

Gray Skies Are Going To Clear Up

Positive results can come from positive actions.  If the wintery skies are getting you down, it might not do you any good to sit and wonder if things will change in the near future.  It might not do you any good to wish for sunnier days.  The best thing to do is turn on the […]

The Importance of Assessing Your Thoughts

When I began my newest project in writing I was eager to get to completion.  I created Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort for my niece who had experienced the hardest of life’s realities, that of the death of her mother. As the writing took place, I realized that I would need to commit to […]

Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort

“Devastation seldom sends a gold-leaf, “save-the-date” announcement.” All of us have needed to come to the aid of a family member or friend in their time of loss. So many times we wish to offer assistance, warmth and caring, yet it is sometimes hard to know what to say or how to support.  I am […]