For Shame! Or Not…

I own every season of Friends on DVD. I think part of the show’s success was that we could relate to the characters. There is a little Monica, Ross, Rachael, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey in each of us. Recently I was reminded of the episode “The One With the Secret Closet”. I have accumulated clutterContinue reading “For Shame! Or Not…”

Be Kind, In Kind, The Kind of Group I Want to be a Part Of

I miss my mother. Dearly. Every day I think of her. She offered wisdom, encouraged me, motivated me, answered my questions, laughed and cried with me. She was my best friend.  My mother also inspired me. Because of her crippling rheumatoid arthritis, I signed up to run a marathon to raise funds for the ArthritisContinue reading “Be Kind, In Kind, The Kind of Group I Want to be a Part Of”

Listen Today

While many people champion the concept of multi-tasking, there are certain things that are best done with full attention and focus. Listening is probably the top of the list. In a conversation, we tend to hear better when our eyes are focused on the person who is speaking. Personally, I have told several jokes basedContinue reading “Listen Today”

Virtually There

My year end goal of improving my fitness is three weeks away. I am focusing on eating clean – most of the time – and keep to my workout routine.  Swimming is one of my favorite sports and I get to the pool to swim four mornings a week. I am also cycling on myContinue reading “Virtually There”

Year’s End Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions are very common. This blog was born from my resolution to write a blog post every day in 2012, and I did it. This year, a group of my friends and I are doing something a little different – we are setting health and fitness goals to reach by the end ofContinue reading “Year’s End Resolution”

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

How do you measure a year?  This well known song from the Broadway musical Rent recently had a new meaning to me. It has been a full year since June 23, 2017 – I did one of my rare blog posts that day only to come home that evening to find my home filled withContinue reading “Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes”

New Beginnings

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Semisonic Closing Time Semisonic released Closing Time in March of 1998 and on April 29, 1999 the song really hit a chord in my life. My new beginning began that day when I signed up to run my first marathon to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation andContinue reading “New Beginnings”