Practicing Mindfulness and High School Graduation

Exploring Mindfulness and High School Graduation

“What do you miss?” my father asked recently while on our weekly shopping trip. Having suffered a mild stroke last year, I now take him on his errands, and we occasionally find ourselves having deeper conversations than the price of bread. Though the question was random and without context, I knew instantly my answer: “I…

How a Keystone Habit is Changing My Life…

a woman doing a tree stand on top of a mountain

The countdown is on.  I’m 49 years old with fewer than 12 months before the Big 50; so naturally, I made a list of all the goals I’m hoping to reach before I hit the half-century mark. Health goals, intellectual goals, family goals, spirit goals, financial goals. And I want a theme – something catchy.…

5 Fun Facts About Christmas Creep

A holiday isle at target

 Christmas “Creep” – the term used to describe the perpetual “moving up” of the holiday shopping season (and the squeezing out of Halloween and Thanksgiving) - is met with disdain.  Apparently, people abhor Christmas Creep. One study found over 70% of Americans “annoyed or very annoyed” by this perceived phenomenon. But peruse these five fun facts about…