True Comfort vs. Comfort Foods

This will be a short post for me tonight.  I wanted to report that I did in fact buy my monthly pass for Weight Watchers online and have just returned from my first meeting.  I am trying very hard to be transparent here and be honest about my life but I really am not going to share the actual number of how much my weigh in was tonight....more


I am going to let you in on a little secret here-                                                                         Some people in this world are not going to like you. They are not  going to accept you nor will they hide it. If you get through life  without making any enemies-- you are doing something wrong. I know it goes against everything you have ever bee...more

Sensational Saturday - Lessons from Movies - No Way Out

Sensational Saturday - it is sensational to learn life lessons from the movies, here is what I learned from "No Way Out."Each Sensational Saturday throughout the month of September I will be sharing lessons I learned from my favorite movies. By sharing my favorite movies, I will be sharing with you a little about me and the way I think. Perhaps you can spend this time exploring yourself and how you think and maybe even learn something new....more

Chooseing Life After Loss

  I would love to say that for the last 25 years my life has been one perfect day after another, since I do not live in a book I can't say that. My life like any others has been a bumpy, not always perfect, sometimes harder than others, full of love kind of life. I have survived things I never thought I would and learned lessons I shouldn't of had to learn at such a young age. There has been wrong turns, right turns, bad moves , and good ones. I have laughed and cried (A LOT), but always found out the right thing to do for me and the ones I love. ...more

Bring a Dime & Other Motherly Advice I Appreciate -- Now

I am a lucky woman. I have always had a strong relationship with my mother. I have friends who don't have that relationship and I always feel sad for them. I have learned so much from my mother, even when I didn't think I was listening to her. I can't imagine who I would be if she was not such a presence in my life. Now that I am a mom, I hope I can pass some of the same lessons on to my sons. ...more
I like #5 the best. It really does help to just let it all out sometimes.more

Life, Watersheds, and a Patchwork Quilt

Tucked away in a linen closet is a patchwork quilt my Grandmother made when I was a child.  It is a fine work of art; a labor of love.  But, it is much more than that.  It’s a time capsule....more

17 Things I've Learned in the Last 5 Years (about life at this age)

Birthdays, like reunions, are occasions for looking back--and since my birthday is tomorrow, I thought I'd share with you as I promised in my last post what I learned in the past half decade. I was surprised how much more of life has come into focus. I was shooting for 5 things but stopped at 17 because I know your time is precious....more

the lost art of focus

In our fast-paced, 24/7 world, multitasking is a highly coveted skill. On resumes, we proudly boast of our ability to juggle multiple tasks at once. In daily life, we marvel at our mastery in manuevering across multiple devices. We congratulate ourselves for being multitasking machines--able to do more stuff in less time. Faster. Better. More...but at what price?...more

Working Stiff

 It’s been two years, but it happened.I went back to work.Today was my first day, and I’m pretty sure once I’m not all derpy clueless and stumbly annoying, I’ll like it a great deal.Lucy left this morning with Josh, waving goodbye like it was the greatest day in the world....more

My Afterlife Series - Will You Dance at the Party?

By Susan Keats, Contributor &  Seize-the-Day Propagandist...more