Tag: #joy

Would you go out to eat alone?

Would you go out to eat alone?
In the last few years since my last relationship ended, I have branched out on my own to live life as single person. I got married at 26 so technically I was single until then and even for the year between my divorce and before my next 11 year relationship started, but I was really... Read more »

A choice to BE? An interview for 2019

A choice to BE? An interview for 2019
Each year, people make New Year’s Resolutions. Sometimes they succeed, but often they fail. Since a resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something, I say no more resolutions. Instead of doing or not doing something, I choose to BE something in 2019. I believe that we each can choose what... Read more »

Want to reflect on your 2018?

Want to reflect on your 2018?
I attended an intuitive reading this weekend and binge-watched The Good Place. It seems lately that every show, book or event I attend have me reflecting on my life. Maybe it is also the age that I am, but I can’t escape the questions and the self-reflection. I have spoke about and even written many... Read more »
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Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?
The presents are purchased and wrapped; St. Nicholas came December 6th; the Christmas tree is decorated, and I have been lighting my advent wreath and counting down the days until Christmas. Then last night, we went to see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights, and tomorrow we are going to bake cookies. This made me realize... Read more »

Be healthy in 2019

Be healthy in 2019
So many people have said that they don’t want to go to a doctor or have certain tests done because they might find something wrong, but isn’t the illness still there even if you don’t know it? I have had eight doctor appointments and/or tests in the last few months. Since I met my family... Read more »

What do you focus on?

What do you focus on?
This is a busy time of year for everyone with the holidays approaching as well as the end of another year, but it is also the time for setting goals and making resolutions. How do I decide what they are? What do I focus on in this busy holiday season? I don’t think there are... Read more »
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Winter weather brings people together

Winter weather brings people together
Tonight’s Blogapalooz-Hour challenge was to say which is better- Thanksgiving versus Christmas? For this challenge I thought of writing about the positive parts of both holidays, but as I started to create the lists, there were many of the same reasons on both. I decided that the best part about the time from Thanksgiving through Christmas... Read more »

Top quotes from the musical Hamilton: No spoilers included

Top quotes from the musical Hamilton: No spoilers included
I have listened to the Hamilton Soundtrack so many times, I felt like the play was performing in my mind. I wanted to see it, and even tried the Hamilton Lottery obsessively. Then my daughter Sydney gave me the gift of Hamilton for Mother’s Day. I knew that we had to wait until the fall... Read more »

An interview: With Myself About Heaven

An interview: With Myself About Heaven
I recently read Mitch Albom’s new book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and have been thinking about it ever since. Instead of simply writing about the book or writing a review of it, I decided to go deeper and interview myself. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hope... Read more »
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A Simple Little Art Therapy Session

A Simple Little Art Therapy Session
I have been under an enormous amount of stress lately, financially as well as in my career. I am trying to eat right and get enough sleep, but I find myself short on time. Even when I have an hour or so, I find myself just mindlessly watching TV or movies or scrolling through social... Read more »