The Dark Side: Social Media Makes Us Crazy

The Dark Side: Social Media Makes Us Crazy

Social Media can really be a good thing....sometimes..... I have been a part of the social media trend since the days of MySpace. I can remember back to the days that Facebook was just throwing sheep and poking people. I joined in April of 2005. I'm really old. I mean, it really was boring back [...]

Dear Cold, Black Heart:

Dear Cold, Black Heart:

I love watching the oldest girl. She is so gentle, thoughtful, kind and genuine. I love watching the kindness and love flow from her so abundantly. She is consistently the best big sister to the little one. She prays for people's needs at dinner and befriends the "weird" kid at school. Just this morning, she [...]

How to Fight the Holiday “Cheat Season”

How to Fight the Holiday “Cheat Season”

It’s officially here. The American holiday marathon has begun. The mega stores and discount stores are bursting with silver tinsel and rotating, light up snowmen. Every trace of the dreamy orange pumpkin spiced Halloween has been eviscerated. It is on. If you are anything like me, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days are a fair game, a [...]

Leaving On an (Emotionally Stunted) Jet Plane

Leaving On an (Emotionally Stunted) Jet Plane

I am not sure if any of you have noticed my absence as of late. It has been a dozy lately. I have felt completely unmotivated.  I was unable to write a blog post. I was unable to workout regularly. I was finding no enjoyment in cooking or eating (huge red flag.) I was exhausted [...]