Living life by dying

Jennifer: I'm reading Water for Elephants now...not too much interest in the movie. I haven't finished the book, but there is a line fairly early on in the book that comments on age, "then in your thirties something strange starts to happen. It's a mere hiccup at first, an instant of hesitation. How old are you? Oh, I'm-you start confidently, but then you stop. You were going to say thirty-three, but you're not. You're thirty-five. And then you're bothered, because you wonder if this is the beginning of the end....more

All things end..

Holly: It's officially spring, and a good majority of the religious population celebrated some form of "Rebirth Day" yesterday, whether is came in Passover or Easter, the messaging behind it all is Spring is the sign the sign of new beginnings.  And as the saying goes, every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.  I was reading an article today by Dr....more

The Art of Thank You

Jennifer: It's one of the first verbal signs of appreciation we are taught to say as children. Maybe even before we learn to say "I love you," we are taught to say "thank you." When an infant is handed a toy or a gift we encourage them to the word, "thank you." Why is the act of giving thanks so important? The sign of thanks that we all look for even from people we don't even know and will likely never see again. We want to be shown even the most basic signs of appreciation....more

Seat Filler "Friends"

Holly: You know the folks that get to get all dressed up and glitzy to attend the award shows, and their sole purpose is to fill the seat of someone important that goes to the bathroom? Yea, that's a seat filler. And let's be honest with each other...we all have those 'friends' in our lives. And to continue our honesty...I'm absolutely positive that I have served that role too for some folks. It's the random phone call you get from someone asking you to hang out, not next week, not even plans for an undetermined time...but, like tonight. Or tomorrow....more

Yes, I'm a Liar

Jennifer: Ok, I admit it. I don't tell the truth a 100% of the time. I don't mean to lie or stretch the truth, but it pops out and even as it leaves my mouth I know that it is not exactly the truth. Turns out I'm not alone, I recently read an article about the 'Top 30 things Women Lie About.' Survey in this article revealed that 97% of women tell "harmless" lies, every now and again....more

Girl Crush?!?

Holly: It's fascinating the amount of information that you can learn about a person when traveling side by side with them for 96 hours continuous.  I thought I had pegged everything there was to know about Jenn, then she drops the socially acceptable term while in Portland "She so would be my girl crush"....more