Ready for 2015

We are SO ready for 2015!  It has been a very stressful and rough year.  A new business, an unexpected pregnancy, a very touch pregnancy, unexpected hospital stays, A LOT of bullying, stalking and drama caused by someone we all know, a new school for Chase (that took him quite a bit of adjusting), a brand new baby (midnight and 3 AM feedings :/ ) the list goes on and on…...more

Ooops, I Forgot to Write: Sticking to Your Resolutions

It's the third day of January, the day that most people break their resolutions. That first day is easy-peasy, the second day is a little harder, but the third day is when life usually gets in the way, forcing you back towards your old, familiar habits. I was about to say "easier" habits, but the truth is, once you train your mind to get accustomed to a new way of doing things, that new habit can become easy as well. So how do you train yourself to remember to write more? ...more
I just had to go discover what the "stickies function" was! I had no idea that was there! LOLmore

Curing the Holiday Hangover

This year, I am trying a new approach to my overall health and wellness. I want to treat my entire body better- by eating healthier, sleeping more, relieving stress, and working out! It seems like a daunting task and may be a bit vague, but it's better than just..."I want to be healthier in 2014", yeaa how many people are saying that. Most importantly I want to become healthier in a sustainable and realistic way. Although I am starting with a detox, the overall meal plan will be easy to follow the entire year....more

In 2013, Choose Love

My daughter is 17. Before long she will attend University and begin what will be an exciting, beautiful, and wonderful life on her own. I am sure life will throw her the occasional curveball but she's a first rate person, and will handle life and all it's complications with aplomb. We are so very blessed. With family, our urban family, and friends and colleagues that enrich each day with their presence. Abundance is ours, at least of the love kind. We're not much interested in any other kind....more
Hey there, Elizabeth! Your post could not be more welcomed. I have been trying to get a few ...more

New Year’s Resolution Time? Time to Panic!

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Making Your New Year's Travel Resolution A Reality

Well, it's here, the new year. Gone are the holidays, our money and our waistlines and time to get back on track. Sure, everyone has goals and thnigs they want to accomplish this year but is traveling more something you think about every January 1st and never get around to doing? Well, all work and no play makes all of us dull folks. We need to strike a balance in our lives as this way we can be much more content and present in our daily lives....more

Resolute to Change


Our Family Resolution: A Year of Kindness

Last year, my New Year's resolution was to "Love out Loud" which was inspired by a Joyce Meyer book of the same name. I thought it was a good resolution, and it is. But definitely difficult to measure and I don't think I've been as successful as I had hoped. My intent was to really let the important people in my life know that they are loved. To be loud and carefree and always ready with words of love and kindness for my family and friends. Like with most resolutions, life often gets in the way of those intentions and so I think I have failed my own test....more


Recently I participated in a week-long theatre workshop that ended with a reader's theater performance of the play Doubt. After our performance, most of the cast also met to watch the movie. It's good. It has Meryl Streep in it, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, whose  name I can never remember. They deserved the awards they were nominated for....more

On motivation and resolutions

 For me, there is a difference between motivation and resolution. I believe that there may be a tendacy to mix the two particularly because they can both equip us with the determination to go on.  Resolution seems to refer to only a part of motivation. I understand motivation to be a broader concept that may englobe resolution. ...more