Up For A Challenge

When we challenge ourselves, some amazing things can happen.  Just look at the perks, rewards, and extra bene's I got!http://krisellaneous.com/krisellaneous/up-for-a-challenge/There's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of something (more) at krisellaneous.com.  C'mon over and have a look!...more

Turning a manicure into a "Woman I Cure"

Whenever I need an immediate reminder, refresher or reward for (or of) being a woman, I always think of a manicure.  It is the most distinctly feminine display that is the perfect way to get the feeling of “woman I cure”.  Certainly not “man I cure” – we all know THAT’S impossible!  While some men have tried to encroach on certain arts of being a woman, I feel confident that we have it “na...more

A Spot of Tea in Japan

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it turns out that it also takes a village to make a cup of tea. Okay, maybe more than a cup of tea…a whole field of tea! While I’ve never raised a child, I did join the villagers of Wasuka, Japan this spring to help them start a new generation of tea. For a self-proclaimed tea aficionado, this endeavor was such a thrill to add to my tea experiences....more

Rewrite Your Job Description

What’s your job description? Not your title or that document outlining your daily tasks and requirements, but how do YOU describe the essence, attitude and outcome of your efforts “at work”? For me, it’s not really about ‘work’, ‘labor’, ‘duties’ or ‘tasks’. It’s more about embracing what I am called to do, realizing what I can’t and can do, and advancing those actions and that mindset in each and every encounter....more

First Steps in Meditation

When most people think of meditation, they picture people sitting motionless, cross-legged on the floor, back straight with wrists gently resting on their knees; slow and steady breathing and perhaps a soft, audible “om” emanating from inside them. This condition of calmness is said to be able to quiet the storms of the mind, restore energies and connections with the universe and bring a sense of peace within. As attractive as the benefits of this kind of meditation are, I have never been a person who “sits still” very long or very well. Believe me, I’ve tried!...more

Pointing Toward Self-Compassion

Grapefruit is HOT!

Everybody knows grapefruit is good for you.  It’s been touted as one of ‘the world’s healthiest foods’, and has long been the icon of a dieter’s breakfast.  Sure, you can also peel it and put sections in salads and such, or squeeze the juice for drinks or add it to sauces.  And while all that might be cool, this girl likes it HOT!  That’s right, broiled in fact....more

Becoming a Pom-pom Mom

Today (April 12, 2014) is my 21st wedding anniversary and also the due date of my 2nd child! I know it sounds crazy, but having been an ‘empty nester’ for the past few years, I realized how much I have missed being a mother to a little one. When we talked about adding to our family at such a late date, I ran the whole gamut of emotions, of course. But in the end, I decided that the rewards more than outweighed the challenges!...more

My 50th Trip Around the Sun

Today I am either 18,615 days, 2,652 weeks, 612 months, or 51 years old. Any way you look at it, it’s my birthday!...more