TOP TEN WAYS OF SURVIVING AND FINDING YOUR HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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How High Is Your Dung Hill? Or, Being Grateful for Being 10% Happier

The sun is softer in winter. It doesn’t have the heavy heat of mid-summer when the sun obliterates anything but the strongest green survivors. Or cacti. It’s all cool breezes and warm sun-kisses on the bare branches of my willow tree. The leaves are really dropping around here right now – the wind will kickContinue reading “How High Is Your Dung Hill? Or, Being Grateful for Being 10% Happier”

Being Strong Like Tiger or, Role Modeling Healthy Habits for my Cubs

Well color me amazed slash inspired. I made it to one yoga class this week, despite Bill being off all week. It was actually a Barre class because I came way too early for the class I was supposed to go to but it’s good I did BECAUSE…hang with me I’m getting there…I met anContinue reading “Being Strong Like Tiger or, Role Modeling Healthy Habits for my Cubs”

Teaching Myself To Make Mistakes

It’s all coming together folks. I think I finally know what I want to be when I grow up. Wait for it…wait for it…. A high school English teacher! Ba baaaaaa! I’m so excited. Drum roll please. Fanfare and shrieks of excitement? Balloons? Confetti? A pat on the head? My interview is next Monday andContinue reading “Teaching Myself To Make Mistakes”

Veterans Day, Perfection, and a book about Snowblowers and Secret Fans

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Fierce Fairytales that will Stir Your Soul

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Into The Woods With My Prince Charming At the Crighton Theater

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The Invisible Gaps or Why Can’t I Give My Kids Everything They Need?

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