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The Saturday in Spokane began with a stop at Atticus, where I enjoyed a Raspberry Oat Bar and a great American!

Saturday in Spokane

  St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and I decided to spend the day exploring downtown Spokane.  I’ve been here for two weeks; surely there is more to see than I have seen.  So, I’ll add to this as my day goes along, but for now, I’ve started by parking in a garage and hitting the famed […]

Who Can Remain Quiet?

A couple of things about the event in Connecticut: I really appreciate all of the sweet things people are saying about the children lost in the Connecticut shooting, but why is everyone posting things just about the children?  Are the adults less valued because they weren’t cute kids?  It has really bothered me that almost […]

Are You Taking Care of YOU? I haven’t been…

It hit me like a (pardon the cliche’) ton of bricks.  I have been getting ticked off and aggravated by the smallest things.  It’s been going on for a month or so, and I just have hardly taken a breath to figure out why.  This morning, in the middle of a meeting with people who […]

Yesterday, Kindergarten and then…LIFE

I subbed in a kindergarten class the other day, and as I looked at the sweet faces of the very tired children (on the 22nd day of school they are practically still big preschoolers), I thought about how quickly life will move for them…how quickly life has moved for me. This morning, I pored over […]

Inflammation, Leaky Gut, Autism?

When I heard the parents talking about what was happening to their kids, I paid attention. It isn’t my job (ie paying gig) to share with everyone about food, body, health, wellness information, but it is what I feel strongly about doing… giving you the opportunity to hear and see the truths about the effects of foods on […]

Food Stamped

I’ve never been on Food Stamps. Many years ago, single, pregnant and alone in a big city, I had to get in line to get my block of butter and cheese, but even that was short-lived.  I’ve had to do without, but I’ve hardly ever had to wonder how I would get my next meal. We’ve […]

Maybe it would have been easier…

One thing I’ve learned over the past year, over and over, is that expectations lead to disappointment.  That is a statement worth listening to and embracing. Expectations lead to disappointment. I don’t say it to be negative.  I state it to remind myself to be realistic.  I am a ‘glass half full’ person.  In fact, […]

Revisiting Old Places, Old Faces

“When I think of them, I am suddenly that girl again.  I so don’t want to be that girl again.”   I grew up in a small town.  Growing up, I felt like it was such a small town that EVERYONE knew what I was doing.  I was a babysitter, worked at the local department […]

Smiling...It's Good for What Ails You!

Smiling…It’s Good for What Ails You!

How many times have people asked, “Why are you always smiling?”  In fact, that made me smile as I typed the words!  Have you tried it?  Smiling is a powerful tool for bringing joy to your heart–it is a mood changer! When we were growing up (actually, in high school), I remember my brother telling […]

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