Use Your Damn China

Right now, I have precisely 62 pieces of overpriced china sitting in a glass cabinet. Once, my husband used one of those beautifully stacked plates for a Tuesday night dinner of canned chili. Canned chili on our overpriced china. I [calmly, of course] said our china is not for canned chili. Fast forward to a recent run-in with the woman who helped us register for all of this fancy hardware. She…. Read more

Fly Away With Me

Happiness is freedom.  I learned that as a child, and it’s proven true as an adult. Robin Williams helped teach me that lesson. I was five when I first watched him as Peter Pan in Hook. In the film, he reminds us, “All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you’ll fly like me.” Indeed, happiness lets you fly. Perhaps not just like Peter Pan. I learned that…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Why be Successful?

There’s a lot of talk about “success” in my house right now— over how to define it, how to achieve it and how to keep it. I think it’s fair to say we all want success to be part of our story. I’m in the middle of quarterlife-ville; a point when my dreams are becoming bigger— both professionally and personally— yet the path to get there feels more complicated. My once carefully-penned goals…. Read more