My One Advice to Parents: Don’t Read!

Facebook is annoying in many, many ways. Not only do you have to put up with the so-in-love friend, the bragging friend, the friend-of-questionable-political-leanings, and the football enthusiast, there is the onslaught of memes and ecards that makes me contemplate defriending everyone on a weekly basis. Who would have guessed that Buddha could make me this aggressive? Read More My One Advice to Parents: Don’t Read!

Quotes for the New Year

This past year went by in a blur, as they all do the older I get. While I do wish time would slow down, I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen next year, both at work and personally. I’m going to take this opportunity to share some quotes that I hope will serve me – and maybe some of you – well in 2013. Read More Quotes for the New Year

Positivity Challenge Week 19: Checking In

It’s been a while since I did my last check-in post, and what better time than the unofficial change of season? “April showers bring May flowers.” the old rhyme says, but what does May bring? For many people, it brings a time of change and transition. From graduations, new jobs, pending summer plans, family events…even if you work a normal 9-to-5, the pace seems to slow down during the summer. The longer days might be helping you kick your SADs, but it’s hard to focus on work when it’s so darn gorgeous outside. Now is the perfect time to check in with how you’re doing in the Positivity Challenge 2012, and re-energize yourself for this especially positive time of year. Read More Positivity Challenge Week 19: Checking In

What I Watched Last Night: Holmes Inspection

I started watching Holmes Inspection (on HGTV) mostly by accident; my spouse loves it and sometimes sheer inertia would keep me on the couch when he would turn it on. Mike Holmes is a charismatic Canadian home builder/contractor who specializes in fixing the horrifying mistakes that other contractors made, and home inspectors missed. He shows the hapless homeowners just how bad their house is before proceeding to fix all of the problems with his attractive crew. Read More What I Watched Last Night: Holmes Inspection