Lessons from my Dad on Travel

Lessons from my Dad on Travel

Today is my Dad’s birthday. We should be celebrating his 81st birthday, but instead, we’re placing flowers on his grave. I was “Daddy’s little girl”, the only girl and the youngest with two older brothers. My father taught me so many life lessons – in 

What I wish everyone knew about caring for a dying parent

What I wish everyone knew about caring for a dying parent

Death is birth in reverse. That’s what our hospice nurse keeps telling me every time I question a new behavior of my mom. And every time I find myself in the baby aisle at Target buying diapers, sippy cups, and picture books, I realize just 

My life was perfect. Then it wasn’t.

My life was perfect. Then it wasn’t.

It’s taken me a long time to write this post. I generally write about happy things – mainly my happy places. But writing is therapy for me. So as difficult as this is, my mother’s story needs to be told. Often, when I’m writing a 

My Orthorexia story: Why bloggers need to provide balanced information

My Orthorexia story: Why bloggers need to provide balanced information

UPDATE: Larry King is hosting a show on Orthorexia and he has asked us to appear based on this article. Click here for the link. You can read my daughter’s story here. I’m going to say some things in the post that will not be 

9 free ways to break a “meh” mood to find happiness

9 free ways to break a “meh” mood to find happiness

When I’m in a funk, I find that even the littlest things can perk me up and help me find happiness. When I worked in Washington, DC and was having a bad day, I would go to one of the upscale furriers and try on 

To My Daughter: You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

To My Daughter: You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

This is what I want to tell my daughter. Why? Because I am what I wanted to be. I am proof that you can be anything you want to be. I’ve crafted out the lifestyle I want to live, to love. Not one dictated by