It’s usually about this time of year when we start getting the first glimpse of Spring. Days feel a bit longer, trees are starting to bud, crocuses are peeking through the thawing ground. It makes me want to throw open the windows and inhale all of the newly-born goodness. I know a lot of people […]
Do you struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD is “a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons” (1) and can begin in Autumn (usually when the clocks change) and continue through Winter. SAD symptoms include: difficulty concentrating lack of interest in things you typically enjoy problems with […]
1. Forget Perfect Prerequisite: Accept that there will be playful chaos. Don’t worry about being perfect. Let there be wrapping paper everywhere and bed head and cookie crumbs and pre-coffee drowsiness. Let the puppy run around with your new cashmere scarf. Let the cat get all up in your tree. It’s all good. 2. Pajamas! […]
November marks the beginning of the Holidays; a truly wonderful time of year full of tradition, gatherings, food, gifts, laughter, joy, and celebration. But the holidays can also bring a bit of something else. Chaos Our normal day-to-day interactions with family and friends, as well as our schedule of events, have suddenly increased four-fold and […]
There’s a lawn full of crunchy, golden reasons as to why you should head out your front door for a leaf peeping excursion this year. Since there are too many to count (and nearly too many to rake up) I’m just going to reach into a brief how, when, where, and why of leaf peeping. […]
It’s no secret that my home is my haven. It’s also no secret it is an outward expression of my inner self. In my home you’ll find the serenity I seek as well as the joy I find in the world around me. Whether that joy comes from the interactions with my kitties or the […]
The carefree and whimsical days of summer mean breakfast at noon, ice cream for dinner, and few responsibilities outside of picking up the house, mowing the lawn, and hunting down the best place to cool off. But now that our vacations are over and the kids are headed back to school soon, it’s time to […]
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway Share the love: Donate your well-loved and well-read books to a local school, library, or shelter. Contact an author via their social media accounts just to say hello or to tell them how much you enjoy their work! Visit your local library. Libraries […]
The hectic schedule of Christmas parties and other joyful festivities can become more busy and less holiday if we don’t take care of ourselves.
As a textbook introvert, I am incapable of handling the madness of Black Friday. And the last time I camped out was to get Duran Duran tickets in 1984.