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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]