Today I bought new lipstick and mascara at Sephora. As we were in line to check out I told my daughter this story: Once upon a time, in my early 20s my best friend and I were in Macy's and just for fun we went up to the Benefit Cosmetics counter and got makeovers. The… Continue reading Celebrating Financial Growth
Celebrating the Budget
I would love to give you a gym update but my schedule has been a little wonky this week and I wasn't able to stick to the gym schedule I planned. In true perfectionist fashion, I just scrapped the idea of going because it wasn't going to work out how I have in my head. … Continue reading Celebrating the Budget
I wholeheartedly believe in the Law of Attraction. What you focus on increases. Also, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. But holy cannoli, I think my Lenten promise to get out of my comfort zone and break free of my limiting beliefs has opened a floodgate! Teachers that I’ve admired and observed… Continue reading Information Overload!
Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?
Have you seen the commercial about atopic dermatitis? In it, a lady is constantly covering her skin, even when it’s warm out, and cancelling plans, while saying, “Yeah it’s my eczema again, but It’s fine.” I think just about anyone with a chronic illness can relate to this commercial. And we all know she’s not… Continue reading Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?
Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! Yup, I know, we’re three weeks in. However, my eight to five is in the wonderful world of accounting and I’ve spent the last three weeks closing out the books on 2017. I offer that as an explanation for my absence over those few weeks. While everyone else is all “New year,… Continue reading Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions
Out With the Old…Year, Attitude, Whatever….
Two days post-Christmas and I’ve moved past sadness into acceptance. Am I really going through the stages of grief over Christmas’s past? Why yes, it appears I am. So what does acceptance look like? I guess it looks like an almost maniacal obsession with the new year and Spring. Luckily, I’m at my desk, working… Continue reading Out With the Old…Year, Attitude, Whatever….
Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?
I’m not a Bah Humbug person. I’ve actually been quite elfy in the past. I’ve always loved decorating, baking, gift giving and spending time with family, so naturally I’ve loved Christmas because I get to roll all of those things into one season. But as we get older, things seem to change. Family members pass… Continue reading Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?
As Sugar-Fest 2017 Comes to a Close…
If you read way back in my archives, you’ll learn the story of the time I started running and cut out most carbs, resulting in a 35 pound weight loss. You’ll also learn the story where I developed a condition called pseudotumor cerebri. One of the medications I was put on for that killed my… Continue reading As Sugar-Fest 2017 Comes to a Close…
So, um how do you say it? Hygge?
I’ve spent some time this week discovering the Danish concept of “Hygge.” It’s essentially the idea of being cozy in a charming environment and connecting with others. Gather with your friends to drink cocoa and watch a holiday movie: hygge. Sit on the couch all day playing on your phone: not hygge. What I love… Continue reading So, um how do you say it? Hygge?
Goal Setting 101
I ended my last post by saying that I plan to enter 2018 peaceful and moisturized. It’s not too early to start thinking about goals for next year. Can you believe 2018 is just a few weeks away?! To prepare you, I offer you a crash course in goal setting. There are five criteria that… Continue reading Goal Setting 101