Finding Joy in the Little Things in the Bleak Midwinter

Saturday, February 2, is the midpoint of winter, which means we’re halfway to spring. I don’t care much for January and February. And I’ve been struggling to find my zen this past month. Maybe it’s the inevitable let-down after the fall (my favorite season) or the uncertainty of the year ahead that can sometimes seem […]

What’s Giving Me Life at this Midpoint of Winter

Today – February 2, 2018 – is Groundhog Day. It’s also the midpoint of winter, which means we’re halfway to spring. I don’t care much for January and February. Maybe it’s the inevitable let-down after the fall and holidays. I can’t say it’s because of the Indiana winter weather because even when I lived in […]

What’s Saving My Life Right Now

I haven’t felt much like writing lately as I’ve been feeling kind of blah and uninspired. I’m sure it’s a combination of many things: I’ve been a little bit under the weather, but not sick. Sophie came down with strep throat. The state of our country has made me way more anxious than I expected. […]

The Ways to Be Happy

Sophie and I have a bedtime tradition. Every night, after her teeth are brushed, pajamas on and she’s tucked in bed, I ask her the same question I’ve been asking since she was very little. What’s your favorite thing you did today? The only “rule” we have when answering the question is you can’t say, […]

My “A Ha” Moments

Oprah talks frequently about “a ha” moments, a concept that’s always resonated with me. I was thinking about this concept and recalled three very distinct moments where I had an epiphany, a realization – an “a ha” moment. Interestingly enough, all three moments are related to professional realizations. The first “a ha” moment occurred when […]