So there are two types of people: Those who see danger and cringe and those who see danger and smile. And while I am normally on the smiling side, I became a scaredy cat in Thailand. When it came to the food that is. Thank goodness we were told before arriving that Thai spicy means you’ll be weeping as the food goes in and weeping as the food … Continue reading Be Thai Spicy or Be Lame
As a writer, sometimes I’ve got to force a routine. But I can’t always force the results. Bonus: audio reading Continue reading Sitting Down To Write. And Staying There.
Are you ready for another installment of the Zero Dollars Food Challenge? Well here we are, Sunday afternoon. The sun is high in the autumn sky but shadows are being cast everywhere, particularly underneath the large mango tree in the backyard. I look out at it from the window in my living room and, determined to spend more time in nature, it’s decided. I’ll go … Continue reading Zero Dollars Food Challenge 2
Here we are, Part Two. Breakfast has been nothing special. It was the same all week. Peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat with black coffee. I tended to be starving by lunch because I wasn’t paying attention to the time and there were very few snacks in my house that I could eat. You’ll recall that I was also challenging myself to not go out … Continue reading Going Vegan Part Two
Six days ago, I decided to go vegan for 5 days. I wanted to know what that lifestyle is about, whether it’s a monumental task, whether I’ll look healthier or sickly, whether I’ll feel satiated or starved. What does it take to put the animals, our planet and our bodies first? I decided to go cold turkey. I wanted to be aware of what I … Continue reading 5 Days of Vegan Part One
Before you get alarmed, I’d like to say that this stranger is our new cat Daisy. This is the time when a normal blogger with a normal pet would insert a cute photograph and you can say, Awww, how adorable. That’s not gonna happen. Continue reading The Stranger In My House
Terrified. That’s the word. Procrastination. That’s the result. Or, that was the result until this past Sunday. Me and the kids threw our very first garage sale. Here’s how it went down, and the lessons learned. Discussion of a garage sale began about 2 years ago, but I won’t start that far back. I could start 2 months ago when I finally got tough and … Continue reading I Tried It! First Garage Sale
This year has been a bad one for my relationship with the gym, but I’m slowly getting back. I call it my journey back to fitness. Have you been slacking as well? Maybe you can get some ideas for getting back to your goals. Continue reading My Journey Back To Fitness
Many of us have had dreams of doing great things only to find that life and our own choices got in the way. These posts are an offer of encouragement and a call to action. Starting late does not need to equal Too Late. Here’s my story…
What happens when you leave the only career you’ve always known? Here are my thoughts on leaving teaching. Continue reading On Leaving Teaching. I’m Nobody! Who Are You?