Thoughtful Thursdays

Vacation Prep: Testing the Power of Structure

This week’s inspiration is timely for me as I’m preparing for some special visitors! Over a period of eight days, twelve loved ones (ten adults and two children) from four different states will join me for our second annual staycation celebration, renamed our FamBam Weekend. I came across a phrase that was new to me […]

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The Surprising Power of Focus, and Weddings

The Surprising Power of Focus, and Weddings

This week’s inspiration comes from my new writer friend, Kim Acedo, the blogger and podcast host who recently interviewed me for her “Me Time” podcast. In a recent blog post, she shared a simple thought that has stayed with me: Isn’t that the truth? When we focus on eating healthy, our knowledge of nutrition and food […]

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Honoring Mom: Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh

Honoring Mom: Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh

This week’s inspiration comes from my mom. I mention my father quite a bit in these columns and his timeless words of wisdom. But today, I’d like to credit my mom for a few things she’s taught me that continue to inspire me. Mom was a great note writer. Every Wednesday during her 8 a.m. hair appointment […]

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