Give me an A, give me a B, give me a C (then leave me alone)

Tasks, that is. Tasks of varying importance and urgency. Give them to me, and let’s screen them now.A’s are for my most urgent. For example you can’t get on a plane without your passport. So start looking for where you kept it safe, before the day of your trip (knowing that it’s somewhere in the house is just not good enough!)....more

Lyme Warriors ~ Lyme Disease Politics, Science, and Activism

You may have seen headlines in the past year about the increasing number of Lyme cases in the United States, or about the dramatic increase in the estimated number of annual cases.  But unless you've been afflicted with this illness or have known someone with it, you probably have no idea how infectious this topic can be, even aside from the illness itself....more

Be Afraid. The Holidays Are Coming

It's snowing. I am watching it from my kitchen window with a luke warm cup of coffee.  I would nuke my beverage since it's so much better hot, but I'm on crutches and hopping across the kitchen with a mug of hot anything is a recipe for trip to the ER.  It's a cozy scene really. Heavy snow pulling down tree branches still partially covered in orange and brown, the last remnants of autumn. And yet as I lounge in my snug home taking in the beauty of freshly fallen snow, a cold shiver runs down my spine. The holidays. Are coming. Thanksgiving...more

Where and Why We Write

What To Expect When You A 40 Year Old Mother To Three School Aged Boys

Dear Moms (No. You are no longer a mommy. You will never be a mommy again.),...more

Day 12: NaBloPoMo; Writers Block and How I Deal

Typically I don't have a problem with writer's block.  Usually, I get mad that I have to stop writing and go to work. Since I'm never writing when the best ideas come, I'm always jotting ideas down and making notes.  My friend at witty word smith came up with some personal notebooks for the writers association and calls them itty-bitty Brainstorm Dissipation Prevention Devices.   Yeah, I need that....more

The Science to Designing a Supported & Purposeful Life

I’ve been watching a lot of Dexter lately. It’s a Showtime TV series that centers on a blood splatter analyst who leads a secret life as a serial killer.I will admit, this show stresses me out.It’s not that I’m afraid for Dexter (I mean, his name is the title of the show – I doubt they are going to kill him off any time soon…well, wait that was purely a guess… I’m only on the 4th season… oh no… don’t give it away!Dexter be careful!)...more

One Year Stuff-Diet: One Month Update

"Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't." -Melody Beattie ...more

5 Ways to do Good This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, today seems like a good day to talk about doing good things....more

The Perfect Medium

In real life, I am an introvert.  I am perfectly happy at home alone with my dog and a good book.  I rarely feel the need to be out in social situations and tend to avoid large crowds as much as possible.  I probably border on agoraphobic but for the fact I still have to get out and go to work every day. That is why social media such as Facebook is the perfect medium for introverts....more