Sherry A. Phillips

Romantic Suspense Author

The Science of Happiness

Do you ever ask yourself, what exactly is happiness? What does it mean? People have asked themselves this same question for years, but did you know there’s an actual science behind happiness? I think my first introduction to “happiness” as a science was when I read the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Dr. […]

How To Find More Hours In Your Day

Want to know how to find more hours in your day? Get up earlier! No, seriously. Get up earlier. I’ll confess, since my kids have been out of school for the summer, I’ve been a slacker, relishing the ability to stay in bed and not have to get up and rush around to get them […]

Vegan Grain-Free Brownies

Want to eat a delicious guilt-free grain-free vegan brownie? Look no further! I’ll confess, I”m not a big chocolate person. I don’t get the cravings for chocolate that my husband and kids do. Given the choice between a slice of chocolate cake or chips and salsa, I’ll take the chips and salsa every time. That […]

Feel Free to Have Fun

When is the last time you did something just for fun? As I wrote about it last week, I downloaded the Pokemon Go app with my kids and have been having a blast playing the game with them. We’ve been all over our area catching Pokemon, getting exercise and laughing together. My husband posted a […]

Are You Taking 100% Responsibility For Your Life?

Are you taking 100% responsibility for your life? I subscribe to Darren Hardy’s daily success emails called Darren Daily. You can subscribe here. It’s like getting a little motivational success push every morning in my inbox. Anyway, today he was talking about people who are always dreaming, but never finding themselves any closer to realizing […]

Finding Joy in Everyday Experiences

Yesterday, I wrote about the new Pokemon Go game and why it’s become such a phenomenal success. Well, last night two of my children and I went to our downtown area where the hub of Pokemon activity is around here and I would say about 70% of the people down there were also hunting Pokemon. […]

Pokemon Go: Gotta Catch Em All!

Is your family wandering the streets looking for Pokemon too? Don’t worry, if they’re not, they soon will be thanks to the new app that is driving the world crazy. Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm and my family is no exception. If your kids have ever played Pokemon and wished they could […]

Hot Nights and Getting Up Early

I failed myself today. I set my alarms … 2 of them … to get up before 5 and work out, so I could then shower, dress and get everything done that I need to get done today, including writing this blog post. Well, best laid plans and all, the alarms – which were across […]

Are you a Hot Mess Mom too?

I’m a Hot Mess Mom. There, I said it. You won’t find me heading up PTA meetings or volunteering to be a room mom. I’m not leading cub scout meetings in a cub scout uniform or baking perfect pumpkin cupcakes for my kids’ classroom “Fall Parties.” My house looks nothing like the dream homes I […]

Happy Independence Day!

The Art of Work

This morning, I finished reading a book called, “The Art of Work – A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant To Do” by Jeff Goins. Just like with everything else in life, when I find something great, I like to share so that others can enjoy and benefit from it too. I originally […]

How Strong Is Your Subconscious?

My husband is very political. It’s in his blood. It’s his passion and he loves it. Me? Not so much. It’s just too negative and I choose not to participate in the negativity. And it’s ALL negative, no matter which side of the aisle you find yourself. That said, he shared an article over the […]

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I am SO SORRY!!! I am such a CRAPPY blogger if I haven’t told you about how much my oils have changed me…then I am truly sorry about not telling you. I really don’t want how I share to keep you from something that can help you so much. GRAB YOUR KIT NOW!!! I mean […]

The Secret To A Long Marriage

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. Notice I did not say, 20 years of wedded bliss or 20 years married to the greatest man on the face of the planet. We were celebrating 20 years of building a life together and not quitting on each other. While we were enjoying our […]

Stop Trying!

But let your “yes” be “yes” and your “no,” “no.” For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. – Matthew 5:37 Over the weekend I received a great message. Stop trying!!! While that may seem counter-intuitive when you are dreaming big and setting goals, think about it. How many times do you […]

Never Let Anyone Steal Your Joy

Never let anyone steal your joy. Have you ever read that statement or heard it said in a conversation or from a stage at a convention? I’ve been thinking a lot about personal happiness, joy and the impact others have on us. You should never allow another person to hold that much power over you […]

The Importance of Friends – 10 Facts You Need To Know

Last night I had dinner with three women who I don’t get to see very often, but are very important to me. We used to live on the same street together years ago and one by one, all but one of us moved away. I moved to that neighborhood when my daughter was 2 and […]

The BEST Whipped Body Butter Recipe You Will Ever Try!

The other week I finally took the plunge to make the greatest whipped body butter you will ever try! What makes it the best? Not only does it use moisturizing ingredients like Shea and Cocoa Butter, but I also added in essential oils from the world leader in essential oils, Young Living! You can always […]

Don’t Be Afraid To Let Go of the Good, to Get To The Great!

I’m sure you’ve heard of that saying before, “Don’t be afraid to let go of the good to get to the great!” What does it mean? For me, it means that don’t get so comfortable with ordinary that you are afraid to reach for the extraordinary. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone […]

Where Do You See Yourself?

“You are exactly where you are in life because that is exactly where you see yourself.” – Gloria Mayfield Banks A friend of mine posted this quote on Facebook this morning and it really struck a chord with me. It’s the sort of quote that kind of knocks you off your feet when you think […]