nag nag nag nag nag

Seriously. Have you? The corner of this bed—more specifically, the slipping of the clearly inadequate mattress pad that was previously on the corner of this bed—has been the bain of my existence for years. I’m not kidding. Years. Night after night I’ve had...

Rows and Rows

This is not the post I sat down to write. The truth is I got sidetracked when I went to the bookshelf to reference something from one of my favorites. I scanned the titles, and I have to tell you I had a bit of a moment. What a miracle it is, I thought, that those...

life itself

You are so right, Gretchen Rubin. This moment, this now, is life. Life itself.  

Personal commandment #1: Be me.

Do you believe, as I do, that a wonderful gift of age is the ability to embrace—and celebrate—the things that make us different? It’s something that’s on my mind as I watch my own daughter, now 19, move beyond that overwhelming teenage need to blend and...

My Very Own Happiness Project

Have you ever read a book that changed your life? This one changed mine. And I don’t mean in an esoteric, it-made-me-feel-good-for-a-little-while kind of way. I mean it changed the way I function on a daily basis. Author Gretchen Rubin starts The Happiness...

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