I've loved all things health and fitness for a mighty long time. It was reinforced watching my parents battle thier own health issues that affected their quality of life. That helped me move from exercising for the outward results (like those skinny jeans) and focusing on all of the health … Read more about Growing Into Wellness
One of the very best things about summer is living off of wonderful, cool, fresh salads. I have two that I am loving this summer. One is an old favorite and the next is a new, refreshing recipe I have to share. First of all, I love a good chicken salad. I'm here to tell you this chicken salad … Read more about Simple Summer Salads
I got a bee in my bonnet the other day to make granola. I'm not really sure why because this isn't something that I make on a regular basis. However, I've been really trying to keep things clean and simple in my pantry and kitchen while also doing all I can to meal prep and organize for the week. … Read more about Simple Granola
I have been off of my cooking game lately, but preparing meals this time of year seems to be so much easier. I love simple, light meals during the summer. We all want more time to do more of the fun stuff. Going back to a "day job" also meant whatever I'm whipping up has to be super quick and … Read more about Four Simple Summer Suppers
This is not a new post. In fact, it's an update on a post I wrote a little over a year ago. One thing I try to do here is keep it real. I hope you know it's more "what you see is what you get" than "I've got this thing all figured out" and everything is as perfect as a highlight reel on social … Read more about Confession #1: I am an Emotional Eater
There is SO much hype out there about self-care these days. It seems to be one of the new, trendy things we have to put on our "to do" list. OR it sounds kinda "high falutin" and what those "ladies who lunch" do that the rest of us might feel too guilty about indulging in. But I'm here to share with … Read more about Self Care IS a Thing. . . and may not be what you think
Here we are, friends. At the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. As I sit here watching the news reports on the festivities and as 2/3 of my boys are in New Orleans preparing to cheer on the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl, I confess I am quite content to sit right here in a quiet house … Read more about SIMPLIFY IN 2019 . . . My Intention. AND I have a GIFT for YOU!
Since it IS football season and there's just no getting around it - especially in a house full of men - I've learned to just embrace and go with it. It begins here on Friday night for highschool then rolls into Saturday morning when all the talk is what time the Georgia game is, where it is, who is … Read more about Football Food!
I was talking with a friend the other day - I'm not even sure how we got to this topic - but this friend, without batting an eye, told me I "just needed to get more confidence." Ouch. Where did that come from? But, it is absolutely true. Spot on. I have lots of areas that I do feel pretty … Read more about 6 Ways to a Healthy Boost in Confidence
I've not talked books here in quite a while. What better time than summer? Especially right before July begins - a time when many folks take some time off and have more time to do some summer time reading. I've read some really good books lately, as well as some that are just so-so. I get … Read more about Summer Reading!
I used to pooh pooh the whole concept of self-care and "taking time for myself". If you are in a really busy stage of your life, perhaps with young children running around, a demanding job, or find yourself in the sandwich portion of your life where you are still acting as a parent to your own … Read more about Do Something for You This Weekend
I have shared in this space before that I have Meniere's Disease. This is an autoimmune disease that affects the ear and can cause ringing or tinitus in the ear or ears, vertigo, and hearing loss. You can read more of my experience with these things here, here and here. About a year ago I … Read more about Make Yourself a Job . . . an audio update