/Resilience/: Overcoming Chronic Illness

It came to me in whispers…When you ignore the whispers, they grow and build strength, getting louder and louder. Eventually they scream at you. Like a hot kettle or boiling pot, they won’t be ignored forever. They want to be heard. The obligations of a polite, “Excuse me?” will turn into a, “Listen up!” when you don’t pay them the same courtesy.

The Road Less Traveled

water gently rolling over giant slabs of smooth granite…rock hopping stream crossings…moss covered anything…giant boulders perfect for reading giant novels…content children, creating entire new worlds without any store bought toys…

/Recipe:/ Jalapeno Margarita

Now that school is back in session and the summer is almost over, it is fitting that I write about jalapeño margaritas. Well, maybe not the most socially and visibly fitting time, nonetheless,… Continue reading

Limiting Beliefs and Fear: /Overcoming/

…Those conversations and google searches added to my limited beliefs. I could have used them as an excuse to “wrap my fear around me like a blanket”, and there were days that I did.

French Eggs: /Quick, Easy Breakfast/

As promised, another take on the morning egg. It’s ease and speed make it one of my favorites. I can start it after my husband gets in the shower, and it’s done by the time he’s out. It adds a little decadence and variety to the the typical, bland egg-for-breakfast routine. Even better, it takes few, simple ingredients that I always have on hand.

Inspiration: /Food/

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly vegetables. ~ Michael Pollen Yes, Michael Pollen said that.  He also said, “If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant,… Continue reading

Tomato Poached Eggs: /Not Just for Breakfast/

So in our continued effort and imperfect progress toward keeping protein, healthy fats, and veg in the forefront of our diet, we offer up another simple way to enjoy both. Couldn’t be easier; anyone can do it; if I can do it, so can you;…and all those other convincing phrases apply here.

Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

Have you heard Tim McGraw’s new song, Humble and Kind? The songwriter is Lori McKenna. Listen to it here on YouTube. What wonderfully pure words with an abundance of meaning and implications. I am… Continue reading

/Parenting/: Re-do

I have had too many mornings when I really wanted a re-do. I woke up grumpy and put that mood into my actions. Next thing I know my kids are being grumpy back.… Continue reading

Joy in Now: /Mindfulness/

Had I missed this gift of mindfulness, I would have also missed this joyful moment in observing my five year old with our loyal dog…I never would have stopped rolling my paintbrush long enough to hear the quiet giggle or go watch and snap a picture..

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