Running an Errand… The Old Fashioned Way

“Slow down and everything you are chasing with come around and catch you.” -John De Paola

The old “me” would have just hopped in my car. Starved for time and with way too much on my plate, I would have chosen the quickest, easiest option. The mission was pretty simple, I just needed to drop something off at a store that’s pretty much right around the corner from home.┬áTotal drive time about five minutes there and back… maybe three, if I caught the light.

However, Continue reading


Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Motivational Advice

It would have been easy to stay in bed Monday morning. The bed was warm. Peeking out the window, a fresh coating of snow covered the grass (our first “real” winter snow this season with over an inch!) and the damp, grey skies were anything but welcoming.

SouthWest Airlines CEO Howard PutnamYes… I thought about it. But Continue reading

Summoning My Inner Roller Derby Girl

Up until this weekend, the closest I’ve ever come to a “Roller Girl” would include my excessive use of hot rollers. Yes, it’s safe to say I’ve been a “Hot Roller Girl” for a good part of my life. This weekend the hot rollers went on hiatus and my husband and I rolled on over to watch our local roller derby league season opener. Continue reading

Yoga: Revisiting Life Lessons Started in Kindergarten

Me as a Kindergartener!

I vividly remember nap time in kindergarten.

I dreaded it.

Our teacher would turn off the lights, have us pull out our mats and tell us it was time to rest. We’d all lay our little bodies down for some quiet time and inevitably… I’d get scolded for talking. I don’t think I ever napped during nap time.

Fast forward roughly 30 years, and I Continue reading

A Personal Update: One Month Later

I met one of my best friends for lunch yesterday. It’s hard to believe, but we’ve both been so busy that this was our first chance to see one another since my last day at Channel 2. I had to laugh when she saw me. As only your best friends can do, she carefully looked me over from head to toe with a loving but skeptical eye as I walked in to the restaurant and said, Continue reading