Hygge

20 Things To Start Doing

I can’t remember where I originally saw this graphic, but had it saved in my images folder. If you know, please let me know so I can credit the original! Such a great list though …  

Hygge

Project Happiness

I’ve been struggling lately. Not struggling to be happy, I’m a pretty happy person … goddammit! No, I’m struggling to see the positive in things. Social Media and the fake news is really hitting me hard. I’m aware that the constant deluge of negativity is bad … but I also know Read more…

Blogging

Healing

A week off of social media certainly helped make me feel better. I took the time to focus on getting some things done on my to-do list, take care of “me”, and decide how to proceed. Social Media is too important to quit completely. I keep tabs with too many Read more…

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Blogging

My Heart Hurts

I’m getting worn down by the political world again. I need a break. Too much hate, anger, accusations, finger pointing, and power struggles. I’m going to do my best to stay off social media for the remainder of the week. I’m going to focus on work, family, reading, and taking Read more…

Blogging

My Three Words for 2018

Like many people, I never fully subscribed to New Year’s resolutions and only halfheartedly created them. Since I never really took them seriously, I pretty much doomed them to failure. Rather than continue something that didn’t work, I just stopped the practice altogether. Recently I read about the concept of Read more…

Food

Recipe: Baked Apples

Baked apples are a Fall tradition in our house. Every year since the kids were little we’ve gone apple picking. When you’ve got bags and bags of apples, you have to figure out a way to use them all. Apple pies are delicious, but a little labor intensive. I don’t Read more…

Food

Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

I made this vegan garlic Alfredo sauce tonight … and it was a hit! The recipe is from “The Vegan 8“, so it’s only eight ingredients. I found it took a little longer than the recipe suggests to make. It took about double the time for me to render down Read more…

Food

Organic Foods Aren’t Healthier

For the record, I don’t shop for organic foods because they’re healthier. I shop for them because they’re grown and/or produced without the use of (or with severely limited use of) pesticides. According to this article in The Telegraph the other day, an amateur entomological society in Germany has been Read more…

Mindful

Mindfulness

I’ve recently decided I need to practice more mindfulness. I’ve always been pretty carefree and not really too focused on the past or future. The problem is, I also tend to default to just “live” in the present. I have a pretty damn good life, and so I typically just Read more…