Lately, I have been reading too many technical, "how to", research, and self help books. I'm tired of working on projects and figuring things out. I need a break. I have been craving a gossipy, tea sipping page turner. Terry McMillan's novel,I Almost Forgot About You, did not disappoint. This book was everything I needed... Continue Reading →
This year’s family vacation was short but heartfelt. We went to the country to visit family. My son was overjoyed. He was welcomed, fed, and showered with love. He tirelessly played, laughed, and made new friends. His huge smile revealed how much he needed and appreciated this moment. I don't think we realized how this... Continue Reading →
Before this blog, my life could be described with one word- "heavy". I was overwhelmed with things that I didn't like, didn't want to do, or didn't feel like doing. I loved my family but I felt I couldn't enjoy them because of constant mundane and unfulfilling tasks.I desperately wanted an opportunity to take care... Continue Reading →
The past 20 years has a beautiful journey. For this new decade, one of my most important intentions is that I live for myself and no one else.
For children, a healthy view of self happens when children can acknowledge, recognize, and have confidence in their goodness. This week I reviewed two great children's stories that deal with issues of confidence and positive self-affirmation.
One more month until the end of summer. It's time to start thinking about what I plan to grow in the fall. I stopped to reflect on my summer gardening experience. I didn't grow food with the intentions of becoming healthier. It's deeper than that...
This is simply one of those books that everyone needs to read. There have been moments in my life where I have been extremely self-absorbed. This novel is like a gut check.
My friend Jemilah has been always known her to be, graceful, humble, beautiful, and especially wise. Her status post made me pause: "this is a great weekend to write a plan for your family( [focusing on] financial spiritual, health, and education)- things will not go back to being the same, be open to doing things differently." I sat down with her to talk in detail about what she meant.
Living a healthy lifestyle should not be hard or confusing. What started as a food frustration has become an awakening. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan has been there for me in this time of food “awakening”. This book deals with the complexities of the food on our plate.
It can be tempting to become absorbed in the dread of this Pandemic. Rising numbers, long waits for testing, and capacity filled hospitals are enough to overwhelm the most stable minded person. So, what keeps people hopeful? Is that even possible? We should not wait for everything to go back to normal but use the time RIGHT NOW to discover something new to love.