Lessons Learned During My Month of Being a Vegetarian

Lessons Learned During My Month of Being a Vegetarian

Vegetarian. I hadn't heard the phrase Veganuary, until well into the month of January. Otherwise, I might have gone Vegan for the month. As it was, my January Challenge was to become a Vegetarian for 30 days. Along the way, I learned a few lessons.   Lessons learned. Likely, the biggest lesson that I learned was [...]

30 Days of…February Challenge

30 Days of…February Challenge

That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don't quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil - widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower. -Dorothea in Middlemarch by George Eliot Reading. (psst...I am Amazon affiliate, which means [...]

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. It is a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. There have been numerous recent (and probably old ones as well) studies that show how practicing gratitude each day is good for our mental health. December tends to be a whirlwind of activity [...]

What I Learned From 30 Days Of Preparing A New Recipe Each Day

What I Learned From 30 Days Of Preparing A New Recipe Each Day

  November Challenge. Phew! I made it through my November Challenge. At the end of 30 days, I prepared a total of 36 "new to me" recipes. I found this challenge to be...well...challenging. I'm busy running a household and raising three teenagers and trying to keep a puppy from demolishing every scrap of paper or [...]

30 Days of… December Challenge

30 Days of… December Challenge

Monthly Challenge. Can you believe that it's almost December?! Given that my November Challenge was a cumbersome undertaking, I thought that I'd take on an easier challenge for December. Holiday time tends to make life a little more chaotic as well. Right?! Commercialism tends to take so much away from the season that I've decided [...]