Managing Complex Change – Color Grid

May 22nd, 2017

Enjoy!  Happy Monday.

Lisa B.

Being a Mother is the Greatest Accomplishment of my Life!

May 10th, 2017

As a child and teen growing up I loved little children!    When I was thirteen my mom, dad and three other siblings welcomed a baby sister to our family. Many families in the community knew I was capable of taking care of an infant so they would request my babysitting services. With many requests I was nicknamed the “town babysitter”.  I wore that title proudly and today enjoy running into some of the toddlers I helped take care of.

At age eighteen I welcomed my first son into this world.  Newly married, being the mom was a whole lot different than being the babysitter.  24/7 this child was my responsibility.

Mothering is an extremely important job! I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

A year later I welcomed son #2 and seven years later #3 arrived.  All unique blessings.

Each one had their own idiosyncrasies as well as many similarities.  We faced accomplishments together, we faced challenges together.  Tried and true we stuck by each others side.

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day I can proudly say that together WE HAVE MADE IT!  We have made it through the trials and tribulations of childhood, the teen years, and into adulthood.  Each one of them becoming responsible young men that I love deeply.

If you are a mother, grandmother, step-mother, surrogate mother or a person that someone simply calls you mother CONGRATULATIONS you have been BLESSED with the most greatest accomplishment of all times. Wear your title proudly, you’ve earned it!

AND…. Don’t forget to LOVE deeply!

Happy Mother’s Day to All!


Celebrating Grandmas on this Mother’s Day Weekend

May 10th, 2017

This quote brings back memories of days with my Grandmas.

My mom’s mom of German decent, lived with us periodically.  While she didn’t have much financially she was always able to share wise advice.  At that time however I was somewhat of a rebel child and I wasn’t very receptive to it.

She had innate intelligence and “eyes in the back of her head”.  Some days were difficult as we had two women, mom and grandma, telling us what to do, when to do it and correcting us if we were doing something we really shouldn’t have been.

If only I knew then what I know now!

She truly loved us through all of that and only wanted what was best for us.

My dad’s mom on the other hand watched from afar, she lived just a few blocks away, but really didn’t get involved in telling us what to do on a daily basis. She guided us by her actions of soft and kind words, serving us warm baked cookies, going to church regularly and having a deep faith in God.  A loving kind gentle soul.

Both of my Grandma’s have given me some of what it takes to be a good mom and grandma myself.  I hope I’m living up to their standards.

I adore my three grandchildren, a thirteen year old grandson, and eleven year old boy and girl twins. Although  they live only a few blocks away their lives are so busy with baseball, basketball, football, theatre, horseback riding, and their friends that I feel I don’t really get enough time with them. Time passes by so fast.

When I can I do try to share with them what I think to be good advice. I wonder if they too are rolling their eyes like I once did and how they might feel about it a few years down the road.

They are all kind, caring individuals. Their parents have raised them well. I just hope I had a little bit of an influence in that area too.

Happy Mother’s Day to all Grandma’s everywhere!



April 13th, 2017

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

Prep Time

5 mins

Total Time

5 mins

 Servings: 1 – 2 servings


·         1 avocado

·         1 lemon juiced, to taste

·         1 tablespoon chopped onion to taste

·         5 ounces cooked or canned wild tuna

·         sea salt to taste

·         fresh ground pepper to taste


1.    Cut the avocado in half and scoop the middle of both avocado halves into a bowl, leaving a shell of avocado flesh about 1/4-inch thick on each half.

2.    Add lemon juice and onion to the avocado in the bowl and mash together. Add tuna, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Taste and adjust if needed.

3.  Fill avocado shells with tuna salad and serve.

Used with Permission.  avocado-tuna-salad

Happy Easter Week!

Lisa Barnett

ISO: Book Reviews

March 22nd, 2017

Have you ever read a great book and thought, boy, so and so should read this? Or, I wish I would have read this a long time ago! Or… possibly even, this was a waste of time!

In an effort to share my newly acquired interest and love for reading I would like to invite you to share book reviews on “Our Breakroom Blog”.

Please prepare your book review including the following information and email to for consideration and posting



Date Started: _______________________________

Date Finished:_______________________________

Health   Immunization   Business   Personal   Diet  & Nutrition  Finance  Other

What was the book about?

What did you like about the book?

Were they any parts you didn’t like?  Discuss.

What was your favorite part of the book?

Would you recommend this book?      Yes      No

Rating:  How many stars would you rate this book      1      2     3     4    5

Happy 121st Birthday to Chiropractic!

September 18th, 2016


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Lisa Barnett

What a “pharmacy” should really be . . .

August 19th, 2016
What our "pharmacy" should really be . . .


Lisa B

Test Your Brain Speed!

August 9th, 2016

Want to take an aMAZE-ing journey?  Test your brain speed with this super fun maze.  Just click on the link and print the file to get started.

brain maze!

Lisa 🙂

I’m Going to Try to Change the World

August 9th, 2016

change the world

Changing the World seems like an inundated task for one person.  But if everyone works together to make small changes synergy kicks in and great strides can be made.

I recently lost a high school friend to domestic violence and alcohol abuse.

Coming from a very small community these things just don’t happen in our lives.  The reality has struck however that YES domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse is a very real thing in our world and even right here in our own backyards.

My friend and I had drifted apart through the years, but I always remembered the “spunk and fire” personality she had in high school.

After graduating I settled down to have a family she went off to the Navy. She returned from the Navy to the small town I live in and along with her was her son who was my youngest son’s age.  They grew up together and became great friends and remain great friends today.

Even though we had drifted apart her death has left a huge hole in my heart that possibly I could have done something different along the way to help her choose a different path.

In searching for some music for a prayer vigil for her I came across this song, Try to Change the World, and I find it very fitting to apply to my life in general.  It is up to us to “Try to Change the World”!

With drug abuse at it’s highest levels ever we are losing our children left and right.  Many of these cases are directly related to the common use of prescription drugs.   Chiropractic has always said NO to Drugs.  We need to continue to preach that crusade.

The time is now to “Try to Change the World”!

Will you do your part?

Audio: Try to Change the World by Johnny Reid


What’s for Dinner

June 30th, 2016

Are you tired of the same ole’ thing for dinner each and every night?

At my nephew’s ball game last night my sister brought up the topic of eating the same things over and over for dinner and asked whether any of us moms, aunts or grandmas had any ideas for something new to eat for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.

The “Googler” that I am I thought I’d try to find something for her, and me as well, as my family is getting pretty bored too.

Here are some recipes I found that had been shared by the chiropractic profession from across our great country.

Enjoy, be safe and may your 4th be a “blast”!

4th blast