I’ve had this conversation with three different people recently, which usually leaves me thinking I should blog about it. Also, it feels very silly to have to preface this by saying that I’m not a mental health professional and that these tips aren’t meant for something serious like depression, but we’re living in these days… Read More How do you get out of a funk?
One of my most vivid memories from when I was growing up is something I said to myself as we drove out of our neighborhood, piled into my grandfather’s Suburban, listening to Patsy Cline cassette tapes and estimating our arrival time at the beach five hours away. It was a trip we took every summer,… Read More This is the moment you’ll want to come back to
Allow me to tell you about the most life-giving afternoon I’ve had in a long, long time. In middle school, my two closest friends and I were inseparable. We had several classes together and were on the cheerleading team together, and I simply adored them. I doubt any of us realized at the time how… Read More The other’s gold
Well, we’re a quarter of the way in to 2018, so I figured it was a good time to check in on my goals for the year. I’m a big fan of tracking progress, and what better way to stay accountable than to blog about it? Complete one craft project a month So far,… Read More Checking in on goals
Hard-boiled eggs I started keeping a bowl of these in the fridge back when I was pregnant, and I’ve kept up that trick for quick, easy protein, for both me and the toddler. Drinking enough water I think I’ve mentioned before that this is a struggle for me. I’ve used apps like iHydrate, which is… Read More A few things that have been working for me lately
Have you chosen One Little Word for 2018? This is my fifth year choosing a word, and it’s become my favorite new year’s practice. I knew by about mid-November that my word for 2018 would be . . . It’s not a surprising choice, I guess, given how much I talk about cleaning things out, donating… Read More One Little Word for 2018: Less
Happy New Year! Did you wear a fancy outfit and drink cocktails? Did you make it to midnight? Did you have dinner guests and laughingly agree with them that 9:15 was a perfectly appropriate time to end a NYE celebration? I did one of the above. I’m sure that cliffhanger is killing you. I’m still… Read More Goals for 2018
I used to be diligent about reflecting on my one little word throughout the year, but I simply was not in 2017. I mentioned that my word was “low-maintenance,” but I think that’s the only time it came up on the blog. Perhaps it was so low-maintenance that it didn’t even require posts. Oh, you’re still here… Read More A low-maintenance 2017
A friend of mine used the phrase “bless and release” the other day, and while I normally eyeroll anything that sounds like blogspeak, I really liked it. It has a similar purpose to “just let it go” or “get over it,” but I think it’s so much more positive and maybe even a little empowering.… Read More What do you need to bless and release?
Well, hi there. Is there anything quite like a list of blog ideas and radio silence for the next two months? Probably not. While I’m getting my ducks in a row over here, I thought I’d at least pop in with a few quick reading recommendations: I read Commonwealth in an instant and thoroughly enjoyed… Read More A quick hello