Lessons Learned During A Month Long Fitness Challenge

Lessons Learned During A Month Long Fitness Challenge

On Turning 40. As I approached 40, I knew that I wanted to do something memorable for myself. Leading up to it, I thought I might make a "40 before 40 list." Then I thought I might make a "40 things I want to do while I'm 40." As fate...destiny...timing...would have it, I stumbled upon [...]

30 Day Challenge… April

30 Day Challenge… April

#thisis40. We are fast approaching the 8th month in my year of #thisis40 thirty day challenges. Those of you who've been following along since the beginning know that I turned 40 in September of 2017. Eek! I can't believe that we are well past the halfway mark of my 40th year! Even though I had [...]

Lessons Learned During A Reading Challenge

Lessons Learned During A Reading Challenge

Reading. I have always loved reading. I can't remember a time when my nose wasn't buried in a book. Just as in life, my reading seasons ebb and flow. Sometimes I am voraciously reading book after book and other times I watch the ones that I thought I'd read, sit and gather dust upon the [...]

30 Day Challenge…March

30 Day Challenge…March

30 Day Challenge. Once again it's time to announce my next thirty-day challenge. If you are new to my blog, every month, since I turned 40 back in September, I set a new thirty-day challenge for myself. The goal is to have my year of being 40, a time to press outside of my comfort [...]

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 [...]

A Recycler’s Journey

A Recycler’s Journey

Recycling. Recycling is defined as the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. But you probably already knew that. Recycling has become something that is a mainstream topic of conversation. In the United States, the EPA uses the phrase "reduce, reuse, recycle". And I think that we can all agree on the [...]

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 [...]

30 Days Of… January Challenge

30 Days Of… January Challenge

Monthly Challenge. 30 Days Of... January Challenge. I hope that all of you are having a lovely holiday season. I didn't think I'd be back with a post until Friday. Then I realized, not only are we rapidly approaching the end of the year...we are rapidly approaching the end of December and I haven't announced [...]

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude for Music. Today is Day 11 of my December challenge. I have pondered each daily prompt of gratitude. And I have taken photos. I have shared little snippets on my Instagram story. And I have journaled. I collected ideas and thoughts and felt gratefulness for this amazing thing called life. When I came to [...]