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Writing in the Zone

Do you remember when stereograms (like the one above) were really popular?  Stereograms are photos containing hidden 3D images that reveal themselves when the viewer focuses his/her eyes in a certain way.  I remember going to the mall and seeing photos of stereograms like…

The Percolation of Creativity: How to Get Creativity to Flow

I feel the words brewing, percolating, bubbling inside my head.  They are there in limbo. Waiting for the muse to take them to their fate.  I am inspired, but only in thought. In my mind’s eye, I can see a masterpiece, a celebration of…

Tips for Fitting Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

Tips for fitting exercise into your busy schedule

6 Simple Things that Can Help You Lose Weight

What does your typical eating day look like? Are you frustrated because you think you are watching what you eat or drink, but your scale and clothes are telling you otherwise? Tracking calories is not fun, but the process can be so revealing. A…

How to Tap Into Your Creativity

I often say that it is a shame that we have to grow up. Children live and breathe creativity. They play, explore, and are curious about the world. Unfortunately, as we get older life gets hectic and we eventually lose our sense of imagination…

Taking Time to BREATH

On this brisk New Year’s Eve morning (who am I kidding, it’s downright freezing), I thought I would post something I wrote five years ago. . . One morning (in my attempt to write daily), I decided that I was just going to sit…

Finding Strength to Start Again

I was charging my laptop yesterday when a storm came barreling in—loud bursts of thunder, streaks of lightening, followed by a dramatic downpour of rain. I quickly unplugged my computer to avoid the risk of it being surged. I had been working on my…

Lunch Salads Made in Advance

What should I eat for . . .lunch? I will be honest: I am not the best at bringing my lunch to work. I should be. It would save me a lot of money, calories, and angst in deciding what to eat each day. Some…

The Closet Collection: Getting Organized

Get your closets and drawers organized with these tricks and tips. Pull everything out, figure out the best system, purge and use these sorting and folding tricks to maximize space and get the optimized organization.

Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Crockpot Meal

I am all about EASY, and this recipe is quick to prepare and tastes great. Besides cooking up the rice at the end, the rest of the preparation is simply dumping in the ingredients. My kids love this too–they claim my crockpot Chinese meals are…

Easy and Tasty Crockpot Chili

Chili is one of my youngest son’s favorites; he would eat it every day if I let him. Thankfully, this recipe is super easy to make and very delicious. Spring is almost here, so why not give Chili one last eating before grilling season officially begins. (Not that this household will stop eating chili. My son would not stand for that.)

Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

If you are in the mood for a little Chinese food, reward your taste buds with this beef and broccoli dish. Tastes like your ordered out! Ingredients: 1.5 – 2 lbs. top round steak, beef chuck roast, or flank steak. I learned that the…