Happiness starts now

Happiness starts now

I spent a lot of time (too much time) chasing happiness before I discovered the major number one secret to happiness: Happiness is a choice and it starts now. It’s in the every day. It’s waking up and deciding that I want to have a happy life. That I...
The full moon rise is happening

The full moon rise is happening

I caught this moonrise totally by accident. I’ve been in cleaning/purging mode all day and was in the back working when I came out front (for more cleaning supplies) to catch this glorious full moonrise. A few more minutes and I would have missed it. Talk about...
Gone to the rocks

Gone to the rocks

If you know anything about me, you know I love to collect rocks. Mostly I collect rocks from the beach, always lugging back a few more after each visit, until seriously I have no idea where to put them. I have jars full, bowls full, some sitting around on my kitchen...
Miami Woods Forest Preserve

Miami Woods Forest Preserve

There’s something magical about wandering around the woods. It allows me to really breathe and slow down. Yesterday I took the afternoon and wandered over to the Miami Woods, part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. It’s only a 20 minute drive from my...