Are You Happy?

I was visiting with a friend the other day who was expressing some concern about her not very motivated kid. She said, “I can’t tell if he’s happy or not.” It got me to thinking about what it means to be happy and whether we have the courage to examine our own happiness. I know,... Continue Reading →

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Comparison is the Thief of Happiness

TRUTH, y’all! I don’t know about you, but I can be going along just fine, feeling pretty good about where I am and what I’ve accomplished when WHAM - something comes across my news feed, or I get a phone call or read an article about how someone else has done it better or has... Continue Reading →

confession…

They say confession is good for the soul. I’m not sure who “they” are, but my soul needs some good and I need to confess a few things. First of all, I’m terrible at blogging. I had all these big ideas about tapping into my midlife awakening and my creative celebration of my 40th year,... Continue Reading →

The Inaugural Feast on Forty

I mentioned two posts ago that I'm planning a year long celebration of my 40th birthday (#feastingonforty). Well, yesterday was the big kick off, and I kicked it off with a few of my favorite things. For starters, I went to a local bakery and picked up a loaf of the yummiest ever cinnamon swirl bread... Continue Reading →

It’s ma birthday!

Well, today's the big day. I woke up early this morning feeling like a kid on Christmas morning. I can't tell you the last time I was this excited about a birthday. And it hasn't disappointed. I've savored every moment of it, feeling nothing but gratitude and oh so much joy. And, so begins my year... Continue Reading →

beyond the horizon

Life is so interesting. Early on we really can set ourselves up for success by embracing our inner adventurer or for a lifetime of 'not quite there yet' by attempting to follow a prescribed notion of what life "should" look like. I'm about to turn 40. It's a number I've been dreading for a while... Continue Reading →

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