How to Make a Mole Hill out of a Mountain


Have you ever heard the saying “don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill“? It is usually in reference to making a big deal out of something small. I can’t say that I have ever seen a mole hill…do they even make hills? I do get the idea though. But what about when you […]

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Life Lessons From a Gladiator


A few years ago, I went to Italy and one of the best activities I did was Gladiator Training. Yes, we donned tunics, learned tons of stuff about the history of gladiators and the Romans (did you know that Roman soldiers were on average less than 5 feet tall? People were MUCH shorter way back […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!!! Usually this time of year I am traveling, so it is very strange to be home for Mother’s Day. With my son home from university while we wait out the restrictions, this is the first Mother’s Day I’ve actually spent with at least one of my kids in many years. Yay! To […]

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Patience Grasshopper


I love to garden. Well, more accurately I love to HAVE a garden. I love to look out across my yard and see all the bounty growing and know that I am providing yummy and healthy organic food for my family and friends and helping the environment at the same time. I really enjoy planting […]

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What do you want to be remembered for?

Need some crazy awesome motivation to get going today? What do you want to be remembered for? Think about it… really. Watch this short video if you need some get up and go. […]

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Life Lessons From Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

When I was a child I loved Winnie the Pooh. Ok, to be honest I still do. Not so much the Disneyfied Pooh bear, but rather the original lovable character from A.A. Milne’s books. I treasure my  old copies (pre-1950) of Winnie The Pooh, When We Were Six, and The House at Pooh Corner. I […]

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Reversing the Peanut Butter Cup

Got a challenge that needs solving? Try reversing the peanut butter cup. I used to homeschool my youngest son (he’s now all grown up and graduated!). As part of his lessons, he chose to learn more about food and cooking. I was really fun for both of us and something we’ll always remember. The cool […]

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Skating your way to success…

I love figure skating. In fact it is my most favourite wintertime activity to do. I’ve been doing it all my life and while I can’t do too many fancy jumps anymore, I do love to glide and twirl as much as I can. I even have dreams at night about doing it. Oh yes, […]

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Ask and you shall receive

Ask for Help

I have a confession to make. I am not ready for Christmas—not even close. As a person who is normally very organized, this is a shock even for me. I make lists and schedule everything. But somehow I forgot to schedule in all the things leading up to Christmas such as shopping and wrapping. However, […]

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The Myth of Someday


Do you dream of someday? Most of us wish for and dream of a future with more success, more wealth, more happiness, more energy, and more freedom to do the things we want. Someday I will buy my dream house. Someday I will take that trip. Someday I will get healthy. We see a future […]

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