A matter of time

I am totally okay with not working, unemployment has benefits. I have zillions of hobbies and passions to fill my day. I get up early, I have a routine, I take care of myself and make sure that I get dressed every day. These are some of the things that people warned me about when I was recently (actually not so recently) laid off. I never would of imagine that four months into unemployment I would still be sending out my resume to potential leads. Jobs are lame but I like to get my hair done, buy new dishes, drink good coffee and bling out my bike. These are things that you can do with a job, I have a sweet little sugar daddy right now, no need to shed a tear.... it is just not the time to have time. ...more

I find that the search is the hardest part. Good for you to end the search, may the doors swing ... more

Incorporate a Serving of Lentils into Your Diet

Question: Can a person learn to love lentils? The thing is, I've been trying to incorporate as many healthy foods into my diet as possible -- salmon, broccoli, spinach, and whole grains are among my favorites. But lentils? Up until recently, they haven't been my thing. I guess it's because they just aren't very visually appealing. I know, stupid reason, but I'm just being honest about it. ...more

I was inspired by you touting the mighty lentil. I was so intrigued that I made my own sort of ... more

A matter of time

I am totally okay with not working, unemployment has benefits. I have zillions of hobbies and passions to fill my day. I get up early, I have a routine, I take care of myself and make sure that I get dressed every day. These are some of the things that people warned me about when I was recently (actually not so recently) laid off. I never would of imagine that four months into unemployment I would still be sending out my resume to potential leads. Jobs are lame but I like to get my hair done, buy new dishes, drink good coffee and bling out my bike. These are things that you can do with a job, I have a sweet little sugar daddy right now, no need to shed a tear.... it is just not the time to have time. ...more

Thank you Denise!

Michelle Stiles writes at The ... more

A matter of time

I am totally okay with not working, unemployment has benefits. I have zillions of hobbies and passions to fill my day. I get up early, I have a routine, I take care of myself and make sure that I get dressed every day. These are some of the things that people warned me about when I was recently (actually not so recently) laid off. I never would of imagine that four months into unemployment I would still be sending out my resume to potential leads. Jobs are lame but I like to get my hair done, buy new dishes, drink good coffee and bling out my bike. These are things that you can do with a job, I have a sweet little sugar daddy right now, no need to shed a tear.... it is just not the time to have time. ...more

At what point do I start thinking about changing careers?

Am I too old? Does it cost too ... more

Frugal Fitness: Get a Great Workout for Free

The trick to finding exercise that you love is to try everything but as anyone who has looked at the impressive offering of classes (Trapeze! Hanging yoga! Pilates Reformer!) at an Equinox gym and then looked at the price to become a member of Equinox will know - exercise ain't cheap. But it can be, and I'm going tell you how to not only get in on the fun for a discount, but often for free. ...more

I love on line yoga videos. I can always find something new and different - and free. ... more

Change Your Morning Routine and Change Your Life

I once had a friend point out how disconcerting it can be to accidentally wash your body out of order in the shower. We all have a shower routine that involves washing various body parts in the same order -- day in and day out. And it throws off everything when you accidentally start with your arms instead of your legs, or maybe wash your hair before you wash your face as usual. That feeling of everything being a bit off usually stays with you long after you've dried off, and that's the effect we're going for as you tweak your morning. In other words, we are creatures of habit, and the best way to create a change is to break a habit by making a small change. ...more

I tried it and it works!

I left my personal internet surfing until afternoon. WOW. Hello ... more

Change the Way You Shop for Groceries

We spend loads of time talking about food and how we should go grocery shopping, but I think we secretly hope that if we talk about it loudly and long enough that the food will magically appear (and cook itself). My small step toward better health for 2011 is to go grocery shopping so that I can stock our house with healthful food, and we've actually already started this. In order to avoid a cart full of processed "food" (and I use that term loosely), I hit the produce department first. ...more

Great tips. I always hit the produce first and then the bulk foods. I like having control over ... more

Functional Fitness for a Sexy Life

The hottest body I saw this year was on a young woman whose chores are her workout: shuffling goats and lugging 50 gallon metal cans of milk around the farm. What guns. What gams. The ultimate "fat farm." My best workout this year came from moving from one storage unit to another and lugging fruit boxes on a farm. ...more

I have spent countless hours sweating at a gym. It is crazy to think about how I could waste so ... more

January Diet? Nope, I Bought Bigger Clothes

On Monday at work, in a sassy new dress, a colleague asked “Have you lost weight?” Nope. My clothes fit. What a concept. ...more

Amen! AMEN! Thanks for sharing.

For about five years I kept my idea, fit and fast weight. I ... more

Bacon wrapped peppers

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley ...more

Yeah! Have a great weekend and enjoy these little nibbles!

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