March 29, 2021

Monday Morning Coffee


Good Monday morning, dear friends. It is the Monday of Holy Week for us, and it begins with a dusting of snow and some cold temperatures.  As they seem to do, our weekend went quickly, but it was full of productivity and rest. Yesterday we prepared our saintly meal, and while some rated it very well, others were not quite so sure! As someone who has Italian blood in her veins, I found it delicious, if different from anything I have tried. The pasta sauce included crushed tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts, and golden raisins. It called for sardines, but we decided to leave those out. Wise decision.

Today will be a quiet day as everyone returns to work. Flynn is going with Madison for a while, so I will be home alone. I have an impressive amount of laundry waiting for me, as well as a brand new book I have yet to crack open. Dinner tonight is Cheeseburger Casserole with fresh fruit, and that will be our day. I hope your day is cozy and happy, my friends. 

I have had several readers and friends message me about my recent post on anxiety. I want to share two things today for anyone who is or has a loved one struggling with anxiety. I came across the webcast I shared with you in that post purely by chance, and I am beyond thankful I did. The presenter, Ken Goodman, is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent years helping people overcome anxiety. I will link his website below. Ken has literally changed the entire way I see and deal with my anxiety disorder. If you are dealing with anxiety, I urge you to visit his website and look around. I purchased his Anxiety Solutions Series and downloaded it onto my laptop. I listen to a chapter every morning, and I have to tell you that it is helping me tremendously! He explains the root of anxiety disorders, all types, and provides tools to help overcome them. There are chapters available on his website to listen to for free, so you can get an idea of how he will help you free yourself from anxiety.

In addition, he authored a self-help coloring book that I use every morning as I am listening to the series or anytime I want to relax. I am not being compensated for this, nor is this any type of ad. I am sharing this with you from my heart because it has and continues to help me so very much. Trust me, I have read books, downloaded apps, took surveys, listened to podcasts, and nothing has come close to Ken's approach and care. 

Ok. I am done! Just a little PSA to start your day!

Visit Ken here:

Have a cozy Monday, my friends.
Thanks for visiting.
I am always happy you do!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this and including the links! I have worried WAY too much this past year and need to learn to let some things go! Enjoy your day! Sweet hugs, Diane

  2. Thanks, Billie Jo. I will have to check this out. Have a blessed Holy Week, dear friend. :-)

  3. We had cheeseburger soup tonight. I've had my husband and one of my daughters in and out today. It was pleasant. I've dealt with anxiety and depression over the years. I'll check it out.

  4. Thank you for sharing this information. I have someone dear to me who might find it helpful.

  5. I think this past year has made us all a little anxious. Thank you for sharing the information. Have a blessed Holy week.

  6. I think we all have suffered from anxiety but dont know how to handle it. It sounds like you found an answer and thank you for recommending it.

  7. Thank you for showing the coloring book! I am going to look into getting one.

  8. I LOVE your bunny cup. My hubby suffers from anxiety and depression and is on meds that usually help. I love the idea of coloring for relaxation. I used to love to color with the kids.
    I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday- xo Diana

  9. Happy holy week my Friend! I think that sauce sounded amazing and very authentic 😉 And I love how you continue to share of yourself and serve others, through talking about your anxieties and what works for you. You are such a blessing my dear Billie Jo! 🙏

  10. I'm glad his link helped you, Billie. Jo. I bought myself a coloring book years ago, cause I've always loved to color in artistic books, but it's been awhile since I've used it. Your pasta sauce sounds delicious, and Italian food is my favorite. How wonderful that you have Italian genes. Your coffee cup is sooooo cute. Perfect for Easter. : )


  11. Anxiety is a tough one to deal with. I missed your post and will try to find it.
    As I get older, I find I am dealing with things I didn't have to deal with as a
    younger person. Some of it I think is form all that is going on right now but there
    are other reasons too I am sure.
    thanks for sharing.

    Have a great evening.

    M : )


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