Coming to terms with my seasonal selves

 Showed up at the airport for the first time since the beginning of the year, and understandably received exclamations of "Where have you been?!" "Haven't seen you in awhile!" "You been busy?" from friends at our first potluck of the season....more

Finding flow in collaboration

 We started after breakfast, me unpacking colored paper, a pad of poster-sized pages, and a collection of happy office supplies (highlighters, markers, gel pens, post-its, tabbies, and eraser tape, for those who like that sort of thing, like me).On sheets of pink, green, purple and blue, I scribbled out our rough plot lines and separately, lists of characters....more

Becoming a crazy bird lady

The sun is shining on a chilly spring day. A breeze cuts through tall grasses as 15-year-old me tromps through the wetlands on a school field trip. I am utterly miserable. We're searching for birds--the kind our sophomore biology teacher is requiring us to identify, categorize, memorize. And I just don't care....more

I'm with Julia on this one: More moderation, less "skinny"

I do my fair share of magical thinking, especially when it comes to food. Scrolling through Pinterest, I'm just as likely to pin a decadent chocolate dessert as I am an "awesome" and "amazing" cauliflower pizza crust, even though you and I both know there is nothing "crusty" or amazing about pressed cauliflower. I know, I tried that damn recipe three times. But I persist....more

An introvert in the classroom

 Stock photo used with permission.Last night when I rolled in near 9:30, it ...more

A post-Christmas, pre-New Year's jaunt to New York

 We enjoyed a beautiful but frigid visit to New York City, post-Christmas and pre-New Year's.<...more

A grateful heart: Donating granulocytes, gaining compassion

She got me with a "foot in the door" technique. As a some time scholar of persuasion, I can't believe I fell for it, but after helping to hopefully save a life this week, I'm so glad I did....more

Here's to actually achieving goals in 2015

 On New Year's day, I read a short article about how of the people...more

Cranberry Kick report: Day 1 of detox drinks with my Juice Plus ladies

 Cranberry Kick challenge for January: A detox drink...more