3 Easy Meal Ideas

Dear Paige E., Can you post easy meal Ideas? -(Requested by multiple friends) Dear friends, Several of you have asked for meal ideas, so I’ve included 3 below. I plan on posting more in the future, so keep an eye out :). I’ve also received a specific request for summer meals. Two of the recipesContinue reading “3 Easy Meal Ideas”

How Do You Know You’ve Found The One?

Dear friend,  Have you seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower? In high school I really dug this movie, so a guy gave it to me as a gift and then used it as an excuse to ask me out. The guy was extremely sweet, yet after one date and weeks of hanging out atContinue reading “How Do You Know You’ve Found The One?”

5 Books for a Happier You

Dear Friend, What types of books are your favorite? My favorite books inspire me and teach me something about myself and my relationship to this strange world. I read and re-read the ones that invigorate me the most, especially if they’re books like the ones listed below, which teach me key secrets to happiness. TheseContinue reading “5 Books for a Happier You”

Living with Mental Illness

Dear Friend, Mental health is a topic that a lot of people shy away from….Sure, you hear about mindfulness and meditation. You also hear that exercise is good for your mental health, and so is eating a well balanced diet. What nobody ever wants to talk about is the daily experience of living with mentalContinue reading “Living with Mental Illness”

Overcoming Anxious Thoughts

Dear Friend, In the past, I’d avoid using the copy machine if anyone was near it, because I was afraid of an awkward social interaction. I’d avoid making doctor’s appointments because I was afraid to. I’d get physically ill prior to most social outings, whether it was work or something I’ve been looking forward toContinue reading “Overcoming Anxious Thoughts”

Slumber of the Seasons

Even the sun grows weary, when she shines for far too long, so she pulls the clouds over her tired rays, and releases a tremendous yawn. The wind sings her a lullaby as he rustles through the leaves, of a tree who becomes so drowsy, that she too decides to sleep.  She offers a blanketContinue reading “Slumber of the Seasons”

The Lady at the Diner

Dear friend, Several years ago my sister and I were eating lunch at our local diner when we couldn’t help overhearing the conversation of the couple in the booth behind us.  They had just come from a Dr’s appointment, and the woman was told that her cancer had come back, and spread to her brain.Continue reading “The Lady at the Diner”

Accepting Differences In Opinion

Dear Paige E., I’m having a hard time these days because people have wildly different political views…if I see an opposing view it can ruin my day because I can’t stop thinking about it. I know I can’t change their opinion, so how do I stop wasting energy on this?  -Anonymous Dear A, When facedContinue reading “Accepting Differences In Opinion”

Nanny’s Kitchen

I remember the September sun diffusing through the blinds, casting light upon the table,  where you taught me long division. Four o’clock and it’s set for supper: Forks on the left, knives on the right, two Flinstone vitamins for Evan and Claire. I remember the patio door,  wedged with a wooden pole, removed when youContinue reading “Nanny’s Kitchen”