How Not to Be Closed-Minded About Food {Or, Thoughts on Cooking Through a Whole Cookbook}

A long time ago (okay, about six and a half years ago), I went on a cruise to Alaska. Each night, we went to the formal dining room for a multi-course dinner, and I came face to face with a truth I had never considered before: I was a LOT pickier than I thought I …

September 2018 Goals

The Second Fresh Start of the Year {September Goals + August Recap}

I guess the 20+ years I spent in the educational system in one form or another must have permanently influenced how I view the year, because I (still) think of September as a fresh start, as do most people, I presume. A lot of days, I feel like I hardly get anything “done” (or at …

How My New Morning Routine is Changing My Life

Why My New Morning Routine Might Just Change My Life Forever

For years I’ve read countless blog posts and magazine articles touting the life-changing magic of set morning routines–from CEOs to famous yogis, prolific writers to politicians, it seemed that everyone was jumping on the morning routine bandwagon, and it made me feel, for awhile, that because my day didn’t start with a green detox smoothie …

Taking Advantage of “The Golden Trimester” {March Goals}

Once upon a time, I posted my monthly goals up on the blog regularly. Sometimes they were focused around just one “theme” for the month (like “Finances” or “Fitness”), and sometimes they were motivated by trying to regularly get items checked off my bucket list. Nowadays, my monthly to-do lists are a combination of big …

Why I Challenged Myself to a No-TV Week

Remember in elementary school, when every year there was always a big push to challenge yourself to a “No-T.V. Week”? For me, being the avid reader I was, No-T.V. Week was never too big of a deal–it’s not like I dreaded it or anything. Sure, I had my television programs I liked to watch–Bewitched and …