Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge
This will be a short post, as I have a fun one planned for tomorrow, but I just felt the need to proclaim springtime in Chicago, finally. Check out today's forecast and the rest of the week. No sign of snow! My parka is at the dry cleaners for good reason, hurray! It's about time.… Continue reading Finally Spring!
Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II
I can be extremely productive, engaged, and motivated. Whether it's closing a deal at work, having a lightening bolt of creative inspiration for this very blog, or even doing laundry, it feels good to experience the positive payoffs for exerting time and energy on something. Achieving goals literally releases a rush of dopamine and you… Continue reading The Pursuit of Balance
Growing up, the main tenant of my moral code was to always do the best and try to win. This meant throwing myself into my endeavors and chipping away at whatever obstacles stood in my way, relentlessly. As I was obsessed by athletics as a child and teenager, this quite literally meant I would throw… Continue reading Lessons from The Trials and Tribulations of Chronic Pain and Aging
Women. We do it all! Raise families, work full-time, look beautiful, get degrees, win Olympics, etc. Can we be real though? How the hell are we expected to get from all the A's to B's in high heels? Why should women be expected to mangle their feet on a daily basis? Heels look fantastic yes,… Continue reading The Commuting Shoe Debate: Is There Really Even A Debate Anymore?
This morning, I went for a walk by Lake Michigan. It was very chilly and windy by the water, but absolutely beautiful. The sunny chorus of crashing waves was oddly peaceful. I'm keeping today's post simple by sharing some pictures I took on my walk. Note the hints of spring around the corner! Thanks for… Continue reading A Simple Sunday Walk
Today we're going with a different format. Instead of one topic, I'm going to ruminate, discuss, and mention things that I'm thinking about that I want to share with you! My dear friend, Kylie: thank you SO much for recommending the podcast, "Dirty John". I am listening to episode #3 as I write and I… Continue reading Smörgåsbord
I'm proud of anyone that makes it to the gym, truly. If you make a choice to move your body, it's good on so many levels. It's doing me a favor! Why? Because exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy! So that means your less likely to hurt me in any way, right? Well,… Continue reading Bad Behaviors at The Gym