Challenges/Opportunities for Change in 2019

I'm not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. I'm always listening to my body and making changes based on the way I feel and trying to improve my life along the way. But I do like to take some time each year to decide what is working for me and finding ways to motivate … Continue reading Challenges/Opportunities for Change in 2019

I Miss the Snow

Here's a video of New Year's Eve last year. So sad we have no snow this year. #damnglobalwarming New Year’s Eve 2017

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tree

Today I bought a Christmas tree. I know.... I KNOW. When I went to Chicago before Christmas I stopped at this place and they had these beautiful life-like Christmas trees 50% off. I was tempted. But I decided to make a deal with the Universe. If one of those trees was available after Christmas and … Continue reading Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tree

Sunday Night Check-In: Finding My Hygge

So, yesterday I checked in at my monthly WW meeting. I was sweating being up two pounds over my goal weight due to excessive eggnog latte consumption, but I was well within range. It was worth celebrating with an eggnog latte, but I did not imbibe. I finally got sick of sugar two days ago. … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: Finding My Hygge

What If Santa Was a Shaman?

The New York Times featured a story this morning that was a compilation of short holiday videos. The first one sounded a little funky, so I clicked on it out of curiosity. Click below to watch it. We know that all of our holidays are some combination of folklore, paganism and religious storytelling. For … Continue reading What If Santa Was a Shaman?

A Different Kind of Holiday

We have no snow this year. It really doesn't seem like Christmas without the snow, but I guess we don't have any control over that. On the other hand, it hasn't been all that cold so it's been easy to walk around Chicago without freezing to death. This morning, I walked down Rush Street to … Continue reading A Different Kind of Holiday

Our Desperation to be Numb

I stopped at a coffee shop on the way to Chicago, and the tables were full of young entrepreneurs discussing their aspiring business options in the marijuana industry. They didn't hitch their wagons to the craft beer industry that has taken off so well in Michigan so now there's a new way to tap into … Continue reading Our Desperation to be Numb

Sunday Night Check-In: Sick and Happy

I've been sick all weekend. I traveled to Tennessee to work with my team, and I caught a bug. It feels like a head cold. I know it will pass, but I hate these things. Breathing is really important to me, and when I can't breathe, I'm tired and grumpy. I went to bed last … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: Sick and Happy

Favorite Holiday Things: Eggnog Lattes, Frango and Holiday Lights

Last's years Christmas tree in St. Joe. No snow today! I went with a coworker to the lighting of the bluff in St. Joe last night. We froze our toes off but listened to the high school choir as we gathered with other local residents for the highlight of the holiday season. The icy wind … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Things: Eggnog Lattes, Frango and Holiday Lights

Hitting All My Marks

"Wish me luck," I said to my coworkers as I was leaving. "I have to run tonight."  "You are running outside in this?" my coworker said. "Better you than me." I knew it was cold. I didn't know it was raining, sleeting and spitting snow until I walked out the door. Ugh... do I really … Continue reading Hitting All My Marks