Success – who gets to define it? YOU

Success: favourable accomplishment, attainment, issue or outcome.   This is how the dictionary (mine) defines success. I recently listened to a podcast on The Tim Ferris Show with Amanda Palmer on how to fight, meditate and make good art.  At one point he asked her to define success and that got me thinking – who gets… Read More Success – who gets to define it? YOU

Book Club, Home

Personal Mission Statement

The first time I read about Personal Mission Statements was in Stephen R. Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Today when everything seems full-throttle and we are pulled in every direction I think having a Personal Mission Statement can keep us focused and maybe grounded. Our Personal Mission Statement should touch on what… Read More Personal Mission Statement

Crafts/Decor, Home

Love the home you have!

My friend and fellow blogger Wanda at www.awandafulthing.com was one of a group of bloggers chosen to promote Melissa Michaels (The Inspired Room Blog) new book Love the Home You Have.  We are 5000 miles apart so conversation are emails and Facetime. We decided it would be fun to do some the 31 day Challenges in… Read More Love the home you have!


Handwritten letter anyone?

I recently saw Brooke Johnson’s Trudeau Stories at the theater. It is about a young theater student (Brooke in 1985) meeting a retired prime minister and their relationship developing over the years. Brooke does a one woman show.. It gave me another view of a public figure from the mostly unlikely pair of eyes. One… Read More Handwritten letter anyone?


A bad day? Spiraling down?

Have you ever had a day or a week where you just vault from zero to 200 on things that wouldn’t normally raise an eyebrow? That was a few weeks ago for me. My tolerance was below the sub-basement level. The positive is since I am working on creating the life I want I know “I can… Read More A bad day? Spiraling down?



“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough.”  Julia Cameron I recently read the above sentence and it resonated with me.  It reminded me of all the ideas, possibilities I have not started,… Read More Perfectionism


Have the hard talk. Helping prepare for the future

This has happened in my own world so thinking it might be more universal.  We have couples that have been married for 50 or more years.  Majority of women have worked hard from home, raised families, supported husbands and now are often being lost in financial situations.  They have been Mrs. Joe Doe for 50… Read More Have the hard talk. Helping prepare for the future

Home, Ideas

Restaurant Reviewer and more? Trip Advisor

I enjoy checking new things out – either at home or when I travel, but I am someone who does like an agenda.   Last year when my sister and I went to Arizona – beautiful – we used Trip Advisor a lot.  We live at opposite ends of the country so emailing and phone was how we… Read More Restaurant Reviewer and more? Trip Advisor


New to the neighborhood – Home Love Stories

Well,  my newest adventure of putting myself out there is that I have joined a new community through The Inspired Room Blog called Home Love Stories.   http://homelovestories.com/ .  It is essentially a site where people share their love for their homes – you build a profile, visit your neighbors, share ideas, ask questions and become part of something bigger. … Read More New to the neighborhood – Home Love Stories


What or who is currently in town? Mary Pratt?

I live in an extraordinary city with theatre, symphony, museums, a college of art and design, universities and more.  Plus an incredible new library that is beautiful!  I will be the first to admit I do not take advantage of all my city has to offer, but I did on a recent Saturday. February was… Read More What or who is currently in town? Mary Pratt?