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10 questions to discover and live your dreams

Do you have dreams and desires waiting around for you to take action? Do you have no idea how to get started or even what your dreams and desires exactly are? It's common for people to lose sight of their dreams as adulthood takes over and causes them to focus on more...

How to stop feeling overwhelmed

If you’re anything like me, you have a million things going on all at once, vying for your attention, and making you feel slightly insane and possibly immobile. This is what I call being in overwhelm. It’s not a pleasant state but there is a cure that doesn’t require...

Do what you love

Even if you’re not clear why Doing what you love will never steer you wrong. Even if it’s something you do on the side. Doing what you love — no matter what it is — will not only make your life richer, it will help bring you to where you need to be in life. Denying...

Day One–what should be Day Two

I made the commitment to myself to start posting daily on medium.com. I have no idea what this is going to look like and, honestly, I'm not sure how long I'll be able to hold on to this commitment. Typically I think things through a bit more (maybe too much) before...

The day I fell on my ass

Yesterday I fell on my ass. It happens. My tailbone is not happy with me at the moment but, thankfully, I am not majorly hurt. My well padded ass made sure of that. I can't even tell you the last time I fell like that. I take extreme care to keep myself upright. But...

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 deserve to be...

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 luck!...

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

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 house but...

How to celebrate the autumn equinox

Like it or not, it's that time of year again when the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. The autumn season officially arrives Wednesday September 23rd with the autumn equinox as well as the pagan holiday Mabon – the day when the daylight hours...

Grape Picking in Berrien Springs

DAY 6 Kurt and I left Holland, stopping briefly in Saugatuck (love that place!), before scooting down to Berrien Springs for some grape picking. Since I discovered concord grapes a few years ago, I make an effort to come out every fall (sometimes more than once) to...

Heading back down to Holland

DAY 5 Today we left our cute little hotel room in Traverse City and ventured down to Holland. We stopped for brunch at Rolling Farms Cafe that sat on the top of a hill on the way out of Traverse. Again it was all vistas vistas vistas. Kurt and I headed out of town a...

Old Mission Peninsula

DAY 4 Today Kurt and I traveled up the Old Mission Peninsula (north of Traverse City) – one of my favorite places in the world. It's all vistas, grapes, wineries and great big expanses of water as far as the eye can see. I love it. We stopped for lunch at Bryant Park...

Exploring Leelenau Peninsula

DAY 3 Kurt wanted to check out the Leelanau peninsula today so that’s what we did. We started out with brunch at Patisserie Amie, a French place I found on yelp. We both had crepes and coffee which were excellent. I could have gone for champagne as well but knew we...

Road Trip to Elk Rapids, Petosky and Harbor Springs

DAY 2 Today we took a drive up the Lake Michigan coast to check out Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Petosky and Harbor Springs. It’s surprising that I’ve never made it up to these places (that I can remember). It was another gorgeous sunny day and part of me wondered if we...

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