I’ve been a runner for over 15 years. It’s something I picked up in my mid-20s. I dabbled in the beginning years. Over the last couple of years, it’s MY THING. I love to run. I run on vacation. I run a couple times a week. I love competing against myself. I am always asking … Continue reading Why Do we Tie Salary to Worth?
In 2015 I left public accounting to work locally in a hospital's finance department. Public accounting was more fun than I expected it to be. The recruiters during college made public accounting out to sound awful. They tried to bribe me with bagels to come work for their company. Nice try. I wasn't working a … Continue reading Signaling Change to the Universe
After the crazy four trips to the grocery store in a single weekend happened this month, I decided that I needed to simplify and map out what was essential to complete each and every day. Gone are the YOLO days. You only live once is bullshit. YOLO creates too much anxiety, stress, and sleepless nights … Continue reading Enacting the Toddler Rule
'Cuz they say...2000 zero party over oops out of timeSo tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999 I was dreamin' when I wrote thisSo sue me if I go too fastBut life is just a partyAnd parties weren't meant to last War is all around usMy mind says prepare to fightSo if I gotta dieI'm … Continue reading June 2021 Experiment Inspired by Prince
Bella Figura: How to Life, Love, and Eat the Italian Way OH MY GOSH!!! I swear that Kamin was writing my story of food allergies/intolerances, stress, weight gain, lots of artificial light, and a schedule full of mostly nonsense. Or maybe an overwhelming majority of us could relate. I loved reading her story as she … Continue reading Book Review: Bella Figura by Kamin Mohammadi
Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?
Growing up I had to, almost for survival, practice being perfect in every way. If I scored less than an A, I got grounded. If I missed a little dust spot, I got grounded. If I behaved anything less than perfect, I got grounded. Saying yes to every request or demand was applauded. Doing it … Continue reading An Honest Letter Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
Earlier this month I announced that I would be going sugar free for April 2021 after being inspired by Eve O. Schaub’s Year of No Sugar book to give it up. Eve inspired me to kick up my already barely there sugar habit after revealing that the body thinks that cane sugar, honey, and maple … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Sugar for April Challenge
Is it just me or have we grown accustomed to thinking that “should” means that we must do something or act a certain way? You must wear pants on a Zoom call. You should brush your teeth for a Zoom call. The must and should are not interchangeable in this example. Way too often are … Continue reading Please Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself
I think the hardest part is over. I don’t find myself looking for the sweetness of sugar at this point. Sure I craved a little bit a chocolate but I was completely satisfied with some carrots. Crazy! Yes I know! But I have not had any intense, give it to me now or else, moments. … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 3 of No Sugar