Lately, I've been thinking about what makes us feel happy. Maybe it's because it's summer – something that always made me unequivocally happy – and right now, I'm not feeling that familiar adrenaline-fueled kind of euphoria happiness. Really, when you think about it, that's perfectly normal, isn't it? I mean, how can one thing – summer- erase all the other so-called stresses that enter our … [Read more...] about 5 Easy (and free!) Ways to Be Happier
Things to make you smile
Have you heard or read about the latest fashion-is-bad-for-your-health fiasco? Apparently, skinny jeans are new health hazard - especially if you squat in them. In case you missed it (and it was really hard to miss it, since it was recently ALL over the news), a 35-year-old skinny jean-wearing woman in Australia was taken to the emergency room and had to have her jeans cut off of her. After … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not Giving Up My Skinny Jeans
Not to be all depressing and morose, but this past week has been kind of sad. I've heard one bad story after another. A friend's 17-year-old daughter diagnosed with ovarian cancer; a cousin's 28-year old son's thyroid cancer diagnosis; a co-worker of my husbands with a blood disease so rare I've never heard of it nor can I pronounce it or understand just how the body can turn on itself that … [Read more...] about What Wake-Up Calls Teach Us
Spoiler Alert: If you love a giveaway (and who doesn't?), read all the way through! As I get older, I realize that this so-called thing, "natural beauty," gets more and more expensive as we age. I think I'd have a lot more money - and a lot more time - if I didn't care so much about covering my gray, having nice nails (to deflect from the age spots on my hands), taming my frizz and … [Read more...] about Natural Beauty: It Keeps Getting More Expensive
With each passing year, I get more hopeful about some things, yet less hopeful about others. For instance, I'm less hopeful that my skin will ever look like it did when I was younger. And what of my hearing? I'm not there yet, but the fact that I'm relieved when a movie has subtitles tells me something. So, the hearing gets thrown into the less-hopeful-it'll-get-better pile. But... I'm more … [Read more...] about My Very First Marathon!
I thought that this year would be different; that I wouldn't be posting the usual "I'm grateful for X." But somehow, this morning, with Thanksgiving Day approaching, I've been hit with a sentimental moment. So I'd better strike while the proverbial iron is hot! Thanks for being here and for reading my blog. Being a writer sometimes feels like I'm yelling into the great unknown black hole. I'm so … [Read more...] about Remembering to Give Thanks: 12 Things I’m Grateful For