16 Favorite Moments of 2016: A Photojournal

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx Today is New Year’s Eve 2016, which makes it a perfectContinue reading “16 Favorite Moments of 2016: A Photojournal”

Reflection 2016: A Year of Growth and Flight

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci Reflection 2016 Yesterday was the darkest day of the year, December 21, the winter solstice. Here in Ohio, the sun rose atContinue reading “Reflection 2016: A Year of Growth and Flight”

3 Essentials for Thriving as a Single Mom

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’sContinue reading “3 Essentials for Thriving as a Single Mom”

Doing the Thing We’ve Never Done Before (and Rocking It)

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela On Saturday mornings, I go to yoga. The time always depends on what is on the schedule for my boys — basketball at 8:30? No problem. That means yoga at 6:30 for me. The time doesn’t matter because I look forward to it so much. It’sContinue reading “Doing the Thing We’ve Never Done Before (and Rocking It)”

Curling, the Olympics, and Athletics: My Experience

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle   About ten days ago, I did something I’veContinue reading “Curling, the Olympics, and Athletics: My Experience”

On Broken Hearts, Broken Bones, and Healing

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller As a rule, I don’t write about family stories, parenting, or my past here on my blog. I prefer to let my sons’ stories be their own, unless they say otherwise, to let my family’s storiesContinue reading “On Broken Hearts, Broken Bones, and Healing”

Sharpening: The Power of Continuing to Learn

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” – Henry Ford When we were young and in school, we had the wonderful opportunity to learn, to challenge ourselves, to sharpen and stretch and grow, and find out new things about ourselves. But when we cross the threshold from college years to adultContinue reading “Sharpening: The Power of Continuing to Learn”

Explore, Dream, Discover: Looking Ahead to 2012

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain To me, there is nothing like the thrillContinue reading “Explore, Dream, Discover: Looking Ahead to 2012”