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Nude Camping? Yes or No

After a weekend camping at a state park with no showers and a response to our questions that left us feeling like they didn’t care, the hubby and I decided to explore other options in the area.  This particular area is rich with activities to do and sights to see. …

responsible for your happiness

Finding Your Success, Happiness, Joy, Etc.

I was reading a blog post the other day about success and what it meant to the author of the post.  It is really important to be able to define what something means to you so you have a gauge to know when you achieve it and I loved that…


So Much Information

In today’s digital world, you have access to millions of bits of data from a variety of sources.  It feels unlimited at times.  The internet has been a huge game-changer in terms of what’s out there.  Unfortunately, not all the information is true.  Anyone can publish anything today.  They don’t…

obama comparisons

Comparisons Are Almost Always Harmful

Let’s compare a cat and a dog… they both have fur they both have four legs they both have two eyes they both have a tail they both come in a variety of colors and sizes and breed they nurse their young many of them are domesticated etc. Viewing this…


Compassion for All Sides of the Fence

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately in terms of liberals and conservatives. It stems from a conversation I engaged in on Facebook. I hate where it went and I understand now why.  While I would not consider myself a total liberal by any means, I am clearly not…

my choices are killing me

Your Job Isn’t Killing You

My last three years in my W2 job (which I left about 8 years ago), I knew I needed to leave.  I didn’t belong there anymore.  I felt like I was dying inside.  A slow and painful death.  It took me those three years after the awareness hit to actually…

pontiac convertible

Brothers and Sisters in Life

On my way home today, I had the top down and the music up.  When I put the top down in the grocery store parking lot, the young man in the bright yellow sports car commented on how cool it was how the hard top just slid inside the trunk. …

Johann Hari

The Power of Connection

In the Ted Talk shown below, Johann Hari, shares his take on addiction, which has plagued his family for years.  The header reads “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.” Being married to an alcoholic, I was intrigued.  The first 20 years of our marriage were tough.  I…

questions to find life purpose

My True Calling

While I know that my true calling is simply to take care of my own shit and be happy, it’s been quite a process to get here.  I feel like that should have been easy to figure out but it wasn’t for me and I know many people who struggle…

Fuck That Meditation

F*ck That Meditation

Feeling a little snarky today and need a moment of peace?  You’ll find all the relaxation you need in this unique meditation I couldn’t wait to share with you.  Enjoy!

cheering from the past

Cheer for the Past

I was with a group of friends and co-workers the other night and we were talking about kids in sports while eating the most fabulous salsa ever (you know it was good when I say this since I make my own and have always thought it was the best…until now)!…


Living Through Photography + Nature

Sitting in the doctor’s office for the first time in about a year and a half, contemplating the drug list they provided at check in…Adderall…Zoloft…They told me to make sure I let the doctor know if anything had changed with the list. I don’t know why those were still listed,…