The Good Stuff


7 Keys to a Happy Marriage

Last night I slept soundly with no interruptions for teething babies or diaper changes. This morning, I woke up slowly, tangled up in my husband’s arms two states away from our children. I am sitting peacefully in a cottage in Virginia listening to the birds chirping outside and looking out over the beautiful green grass and trees. It’s the perfect day for a wedding....more

Smoother Than a Fresh Jar of Skippy I stole the title for my blog post today from Bruno Mars’ song, Uptown Funk. This phrase made me laugh when I heard it.  I thought to myself, who doesn’t want to be smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy!? Cause I sure do!...more

Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy

We have all told ourselves that if we lose weight our lives will be better and we will ultimately be so much happier.   This however is not reality.  Losing weight will of course make us healthier but happiness is one of those things that comes from within.  So no matter how much weight you lose you still carry around whatever emotional baggage that you had before....more

Because I'm happy...

These days I'm generally a pretty happy person. I wasn't always, but my life has changed dramatically in the last eight or so years. I made major changes location and relationship-wise, started working a job in an industry I love, and over the past two years, my writing has really taken off and I might actually reach my ultimate life goal in the next few years--to make writing my career. Based on that, here's a few happy pictures from my life: ...more

Thinking of a Master Plan

"There isn't much more I want in life than to become a successful writer. Over the years, I have chosen people, places and things that suited the idea of success. With friends, it was let me befriend this person because others think she's cool. With places, it was let me go here because so and so said it was great....more


Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

What Makes You Happy

I stumbled across this article this morning at 1:30 a.m. I’m not a college student or a third-shift employee, so you might wonder why I would be up at this time. Two words:  drunk bear. My husband was snoring. That woke me up, but I was prepared to dig in, throw a pillow over my head, and persevere....more