You Can’t Make Everyone Happy 

                     I’m a people pleaser. I watch people and figure out what makes them tick, or go cuckoo. I will always attempt to avoid deliberately upsetting anyone. It’s not that hard. I just treat other people how I want to be treated, or how I think…

I Smell Temptation 

My favorite ice cream place is a 30 second walk from my new office. They don’t even sell frozen yogurt. Their stuff is hard core, calorie dense, homemade and absolutely fabulous!My old office was a 10 minute walk round trip. That seemed to be enough distance to create the out of site out of mind…

We Don’t Do That Here

My 2 years old dog Angelo is very sensitive. He will give his toys away, get upset if you look at him the wrong way and prefers everything to stay the same. He has hearding, protective and OCD qualities. He is also silly, friendly and still a puppy himself. I knew he would love having a…

Baby Momma 

We went to visit our five week old Saint Bernard puppy yesterday. He is too young to come home yet. We wanted to meet his parents. I stood there looking into Grace’s droopy eyes wishing I could communicate, that we will take care of her puppy with love. He will be treated like part of…

It Is What It Is

Some think of acceptance as giving up. Acceptance is not playing dead. It’s an appreciation for all that you are and have done. You might not be making progress as quickly as you had hoped. But any attempt is note worthy. Action and acceptance can be a parallel process. I love my purse collection. I…

It’s International Pat Yourself On The Back Day

  Ok, there’s really no such thing. But if there was, what would you be giving yourself a high five for? Can you come up with numerous examples quickly? Or are you stumped because you are really hard on yourself? Most people blow off their accomplishments and become hyper focused on mistakes. How willing are…

Phytonutrients 

There was a time I used to think, the only reason to eat vegetables was because they were lower in calories than other foods. I knew they had some health benefits too. But besides carrots being good for eye sight, I wasn’t too sure about the specifics. I began educating myself about what each little…

Don’t Give Up

We aren’t supposed to go on diets anymore. True wellness is about lifestyle. I consistently practice a healthy regime that includes clean eating and exercise. I do a lot to stay the same. But to lose weight I have to kick it up a notch. Call it whatever you want. I’m cutting back on the chow and it’s not fun. It’s…

It’s Just What I Do

  “How do you do that?” asked my new friend. I quickly started assessing what part of my life is she referring to? This isn’t the first time I have been asked that question. I assume she’s wondering about the early hour I get up. Even though I’m not sure what she is asking about, I know how to answer the…