Self care month began boring, turned ugly, then finished nice and smooth. I had 4 resolutions for September: -Get more sleep (go to bed by 10:30) -Take a daily 10-minute … Continue reading September: Self Care Month in Review
There was a poem on my bedroom wall when I was a child. It was something like, Happiness is like a butterfly; The more you chase it, the more it … Continue reading Happiness is Like a Butterfly
I’ve developed a bit of a love affair with kale in the recent past. Back in the day, I never ate a green leafy unless it was iceberg lettuce, which … Continue reading Do I Have Kale Between my Teeth?
A few weeks ago, I posted about a study that Ariel Gore wrote about in her book, Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness. For those few of you … Continue reading More Thoughts on Gratitude
I’m writing this on Saturday afternoon and setting it to post Sunday, since illness has hit our family, and I figured I ought to make the most of a quiet … Continue reading Week 8 Review: Hitting my Stride. Sort of.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Weiner’s writing style. Not only … Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of Bliss
I’ve been playing around with the Morning Zing Green Smoothie recipe from rawfamily.com. [edit: that site no longer has that recipe. You can click here for the recipe on rawsmoothierecipes.com] … Continue reading More About Smoothies
I modified a recipe from the VitaMix cookbook to make this dairy-free, cane-sugar-free ice cream. If you count the time it takes to eat, this is actually 10-minute ice cream. … Continue reading 5-Minute Vanilla Ice Cream
My daughter asked to make apple pie for the first day of autumn. She apparently got the idea from the book Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong. As … Continue reading Autumnal Equinox and Apple Pie
…coming home from the gym and seeing the kids lying in the grass with the babysitter so engrossed in their looking-at-the-sky game that they don’t even notice me, and I … Continue reading Happiness is…
In his book The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner travels around the world in search of the secrets of happiness. Everywhere he goes, he asks the people he meets if … Continue reading Icelandic Happiness
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them. -Edgar Allen Poe (maybe) I have gone to bed at 10:30 four (4!!) nights in a row! Two mornings … Continue reading Week 7 Review: Turning a Corner?