COULD COACHING BE THE VERY THING YOU NEED?   Have you received a health diagnosis that requires changes in diet or exercise? Is it difficult to envision creating new habits and putting those into place in an already crazy full life? Is your current quarter or mid-life stage causing stress or a sense of crisis? Feel stuck in a present life situation or career and need a nudge to ... READ MORE

coming out of hibernation

    The typical bear doesn’t hibernate in the summer but I’ve never been the typical bear. I am 55 and not entirely sure how that happened. I blinked at some point and when I look up under my shirt, where skin as smooth as a slice of cheese used to greet me, I am shocked to see something resembling goat cheese. WTH? Goat cheese and all, I love this time of freedom and ... READ MORE


  This sign hangs above our back door. Even when life gets stressful and gritty and heartbreaking, there is amazing beauty all around.  I am that freaky woman who gets teary and a little stalker scary when sweet baby cheeks and chubby feet are behind me in the checkout line or when I hear the laughter of children or witness a kindness - even if it's the little fellow sharing french ... READ MORE

Friday’s Favorite Finds #19

Here are a few favorite finds for this Friday.  I hope you enjoy them!   Cotton Candy Grapes Grapery's website description: "Grapery's product offerings include mouth watering red, green and black grapes, plus several amazing new varieties. In addition, Grapery has some very exciting, new varieties in trials that are extraordinarily unique and delicious. These varieties ... READ MORE

Friday’s Favorite Finds #18

Here are some fun finds for your Friday.  I hope you enjoy them!   WAZE Directional APP     "Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute" says their website.   This app is pretty amazing. ... READ MORE

Friday’s Favorite Finds #17

Here are this week's fun finds.  I hope you enjoy them!   Steaz Organic Iced Green Tea     We now know how good green tea is for us.  It is rich in anti-oxidants and helps to eliminate free radicals.  I am trying to up my green tea game and keep a steeped pitcher in the fridge all the time. Here is one way to grab it on the go. This organic, certified ... READ MORE

Friday’s Favorite Finds #16

Here are the fun finds for this Friday!  I hope you like them and as always, let me know what you think. I hope you find them interesting...   The Forest Feast Cookbook     This is one of my new favorite cookbooks.  The author, Erin Gleeson, describes is as "Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the ... READ MORE

They drowned the turtle. What plans have you destroyed with the best of intentions?

  We were at the park and saw a family kill a turtle. It was death by the very best of intentions. I don’t know about you, but I have destroyed or at least debilitated quite a bit under the guise of good intentions. This just happened to be a turtle. The kind that sometimes wanders into the yard here in the South or you veer to avoid in the road.     Roger and I ... READ MORE

Friday’s Favorite Finds #15

Before the real post, I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all the people who are reading my blog. Your in-person comments and Facebook messages are encouraging and I love knowing you are out there. Thank you for reading! What would really help out is if you did four quick things to let me know you are following along… Like my Facebook page. You can click on the Facebook icon at the ... READ MORE

5 steps for getting up and finding your brave when you’ve been hit by one of life’s waves.

  My little sister Mariah was in high school on one of our family vacations. She was in the ocean riding waves and had on one of those tiny little bikinis that I folded in my drawer for the last time years ago. I was on the shore building a sandcastle with my first toddler, Morgan, who is now 28. This story still comes up in my head time and time again, even after all these years, ... READ MORE