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)”

The Essential Hour

“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.”- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s OwnContinue reading “The Essential Hour”

The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” ― René Descartes   If there is one thing in life I’ve known since day one, it is living with allergies. The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life I was the baby who had red, chafed cheeks, and the child who hadContinue reading “The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life”

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”

Finding A Place of Tranquility

“The heart has its special places, quiet retreats, fragrant with the sweet perfume of flowers.” -Thomas Kinkade Sometimes I stop to catch my breath in the whirl that is life as a wife and mom to three boys–in between the frequent grocery runs and the ball games and practices, in the midst of media hypeContinue reading “Finding A Place of Tranquility”

Ten Minutes to Refresh the Soul

“Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox Life gets busy. This week has been one of those very full weeks, brimming with fun experiences and ones that have been not so fun, too. And it’s easy in the whirl of activity,Continue reading “Ten Minutes to Refresh the Soul”

Weight Matters (and Why Brooke Shields’ Blue Jeans Also Matter)

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” -Mark Twain, American writer and humorist I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with weight. Family, friends, and people in general living on both sides of the ocean, models included.Continue reading “Weight Matters (and Why Brooke Shields’ Blue Jeans Also Matter)”