How to Get Out of a Rut—Part 2

How to Get Out of a Rut—Part 2

Last month I wrote about how we can get stuck in life with the same ol’ routines. The same foods, the same drive to work, the same debate with a spouse, the same TV shows, the same thought patterns. To boost us out of a rut, I introduced you to Wendy, the...
10 Best Gifts FROM Mom

10 Best Gifts FROM Mom

If you do an online search for “Mother’s Day gifts,” you’ll find at least 459,000,000 (459 million!) different gift ideas for dear Mom from chocolate-drizzled strawberries and fresh floral arrangements to crossbody bags and spa gift cards. But instead of sharing the...
Why Interruptions Are Good for You

Why Interruptions Are Good for You

Tap. Rap-tap. Tap. For the past several weeks I’ve heard the slight knock at my front door around 7:40 every weekday morning. My 11-year-old neighbor five houses up stops by now to greet Posie, my new collie girl who was a littermate to my Ayrabelle. Bit by bit, I am...
Two Words Worth Remembering

Two Words Worth Remembering

Some words are worth remembering. America boasts some of the best two-word combos on the planet. Mashed potatoes. Fried chicken. Amazon Prime. Apple Inc. Walt Disney. In chapter one of my Two Days Longer book, I tell of an elderly widowed farmwife who quizzes me on...
How to Get Out of a Rut

How to Get Out of a Rut

Sometimes we just get a bit stuck. Stuck in the same ole routines. The same foods, the same drive to work, the same debate with a spouse, the same TV shows, the same thought patterns. And then we meet someone like Wendy, a seventeen-year-old student from Vietnam...
Spot the Benefits of Pruning

Spot the Benefits of Pruning

Move over winter. Our new season of spring is the headlining news this week, but many of us are not quite ready to pack away our heavy coats and mittens. We know better in states with snow, but we get a bit giddy when the daytime temps push over 60. Wooo hooo! The...
How to Navigate the In Between

How to Navigate the In Between

You and I understand the in between. Those times in life when we are not where we thought we’d be and not where we want to be with our goals, our aspirations, our plans. I’m there right now, transitioning from a wonderful life with my beloved dog, Ayrabelle, and...