Roll With The Punches



{photo Spencer Finnley}

Sometimes in life you have just got to get a little punchy about things. The following are my top 5 items I just roll with.

1.  Most of the important stuff in life takes work so you might as well just smile and enjoy it. No one said life would be 100% easy, so why try to achieve the impossible? Enjoy the work it takes you to accomplish your goals. 

2.   When someone disappoints, angers, or doesn’t understand you, remember that we are all doing the best we can. We are here to learn from each other, not tear each other down.

3.  Don’t be a mind reader! If you think someone is upset with you, don’t avoid them or don’t make up a story in your mind leaving yourself the victim. When in doubt of their feelings… just communicate.

4.  Don’t try to be a people pleaser and do everything. It will only lead to you down a road of feeling overwhelmed. A firm “can’t do it this time but maybe next time” is far better than a resentful “yes”.

5.  Always invest in a good night’s rest. When life is chaotic, don’t sacrifice your much needed rest.  A tired body/mind/soul is an unproductive hour/day/week. Take the 2 hours and sleep! You most likely will get more done with sleep than without.

Add a kick to your life!


Planting Peace,


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She launched Piece of Time Peace of Mind™ in 2009-a business that is designed to offer services to help people with their overwhelmed lives. Her business offers services as cooking, decorating, personal shopping, grocery shopping, meal prepping, organizing your home, office and or garage. She can even help you with your business offering fresh ideas, resources and streamline your systems, to work more efficiently for you.“I am now helping people who are overwhelmed or have no time, by being an extra set of hands I am able to work with individuals and help them create balance in their lives. I can be your Balance coach offering support and suggestions to gain Peace in your life. I believe everyone Deserves Peace.” When Shelley is not busy planting peacefulness you will find her cooking, gardening volunteering or playing with her pets click here. She actively fosters Babies, participates in senior companionship, networks for animal rescue, mentors students and donates her time at the local library.


  1. You still are one of my favorite posters. One day I will find peace and be able to do your podcast. Hope all is going well with your new family and you are enjoying parenthood. Wishing you much love and happiness xoxo meridith

  2. This is great, Shelley! Simple, to the point, and solid good advice. Just tweeted it out to the world! – J