How kitchen prep, gardening techniques, and big ideas are related

Thoughtful Kitchen Soak.  Steep.  Marinate.  No, I'm not talking about nuts, tea, or steak...I'm referring to ideas.  Just as particular foods benefit from those processes to draw out nutrition and flavor, Big Ideas do too.  Although chronic over-thinking can lead to paralysis, some thoughts and plans take time to flesh out.  From life choices and … Continue reading How kitchen prep, gardening techniques, and big ideas are related

Little Words Can Have a Giant Impact

One weekend during my middle school years, I invited a few of my girlfriends over for a pool party.  During the festivities, my mother noticed one of my friends appeared to be upset.  When Mom asked her what was wrong, she said she hated her big nose.  My mother told her she had a beautiful … Continue reading Little Words Can Have a Giant Impact

A Magical Weekend

On July 3oth, I traveled to Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, to attend the 34th Annual Summer Writing Conference of The International Women's Writing Guild.  The lovely IWWG founder, Hannelore Hahn, was a guest speaker at one of our local writing meetups a few months ago.  After hearing her speak and mentioning the purpose … Continue reading A Magical Weekend

Experience the Moment on a New Level

[picapp align="left" wrap="true" link="term=happiness+smelling+flowers&iid=8507243" src="" width="380" height="253" /] Friday, 2:00 p.m. I'm on my way to Washington, D.C. for a girls' weekend/birthday celebration with some cousins and friends.  I didn't plan on going at first--I had too much to do, my schedule was kinda packed, and I knew I would be in less than optimal … Continue reading Experience the Moment on a New Level

Bite Your Words

Remember the post Eating Your Words on Purpose?  Here is a continuation of the conversation about food-related words. Words Are Food Phrases #2:  How do you eat an elephant? I think we all know the answer to this riddle...One bite at a time.  I love this saying because it plunges deeper than the surface answer … Continue reading Bite Your Words