“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” Marie Kondo When Marie Kondo first burst into our world, my husband and I both became converts. We took everything in our closet, put it on a pile on the floor and then, piece by piece, decided […]
I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s because my world and the world around me seem to slow down a bit. Each year, our family takes to the hills – to the Colorado mountains to be more precise – and spends our days skiing, snowshoeing, reading the books we got from what one
No matter your faith, ‘tis the season for celebrating miracles. Pretty big ones in fact. Yet a miracle doesn’t have to be monumental. It just has to be. But after this past couple of years when simple things, like giving a hug, became difficult, it can be hard to find the miracles. Yet miracles happen. Every. Single. Day. We just
Thanksgiving is over. Even the leftovers are gone. So why keep focusing on gratitude? Even though gratitude is proven to make you healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier, isn’t it time to move on? To focus on what’s next. But wait. Before you move on, consider this: Studies show that going for depth, rather than breadth, creates a bigger return on investment when
This week in America, we will celebrate my favorite holiday. (New Year’s Day, Tax Day and Winston Churchill Day also all make the list of favorites but that’s an entirely different blog post.) Thanksgiving. A day set aside for noticing what it is we feel grateful for. When I contemplate gratitude and its relationship to
Does someone make your world delicious? Perhaps they offer a hand, admire the baby, invariably text just when you’re feeling low, offer you a ride, share their best recipe, make time for a walk, or wave you over when you arrive at yoga. They are the people in your life who share a tidbit or a book
At risk of stating the obvious…. the last 18 months have been difficult. The uncertainty. The reckoning. The personal and societal mood swings. Covid first stirred, then vigorously shook our lives and although the news is better, we are still in a state of uncertainty. Thus, getting back to the art of living can still
Many years ago I read a blog by Martha Beck that highlighted how as we hurry through this labyrinth we call life, we often forget to be where we are. She talked about how we choose to look forward to where we are going or behind to see where we have been. Yet, life is neither
Life’s funny, but not always in a fit of giggles kind of way. As I sat sipping coffee on the porch in the cool of that spring morning, my life had felt the wrong kind of funny for almost a year.
I cried the first time I heard the first pancake theory. I was pregnant when a friend’s mom jokingly said “The first pancake is always spoiled.” I can’t say for certain that the crying jag that ensued was hormonal but looking back I realize that my reaction was probably a bit overwrought.