Thoughts on turning the page…To 41

Thoughts on turning the page…To 41

Birthday Celebrations. That's right! It's my birthday! I'm singin' and dancin' that out ya'll! Thoughts on being 40. I had an amazing year of being 40. I grew by leaps and bounds. Pressing comfort zones both physically and mentally. It really felt like a coming into my own. Background. If you are new to my [...]

30 Day Challenge – August

30 Day Challenge – August

30 Day Challenge. As promised in yesterday's post, I'm back with the announcement of my final 30-day challenge in this year of 30-day challenges. Each month since I turned 40 I have completed a 30-day challenge. Some have been physically challenging and some have been mentally challenging. Some months the challenge has been a breeze [...]

30 Day Challenge…May

30 Day Challenge…May

30 Day Challenge. Most of you who've been on the journey with me, know that I've been doing 30-day challenges since turning 40 in September of 2017. The challenges are meant to push me in ways that I wouldn't typically push myself. We are fast approaching May, so it's time to make the announcement for [...]

Friday Faves Edition 60

Friday Faves Edition 60

Friday. It's Friday! Did ya'll miss me last Friday? I missed all of you! That Thursday was a full day of travel for us. We arrived at the airport in Aruba early since we knew that U.S citizens go through customs at the airport in Aruba instead of when they land in the U.S. Based [...]

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 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 [...]