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A cat, some clouds, and the importance of today

Before starting therapy I read/listed to the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which I highly recommend if therapy is something you’re considering. See my short review below:

Defining Moments, Seriously Though

Move: Do the thing

In this new year, new decade, in lieu of big proclamations about the things that I want to accomplish, I decided to do what many are doing now, and chose a word that encompasses what I envision. The word is move and it is meant both figuratively and literally. This year, whether I"m tired, lazy,… Continue reading Move: Do the thing


2017: What a year!

The end of my 2017 involved a lot of doctor visits. First because I couldn't move my shoulder without feeling excruciating pain, and then a few weeks later because of a headache so severe, I couldn't move my head. As I sat answering the doctor's question about the last time I'd had (insert name of… Continue reading 2017: What a year!


Spicy Black Bean Soup

I've been making the Spicy Black Bean Soup for a few years now. Yummy on a cold day, just perfect for this past week in Chicago when winter made a comeback.


When your former enemy becomes the friend you’ll never have

My older sister once slapped a girl in the face. No. Wait. Let me start over. My older sister once slapped my junior high classmate's sister in the face. I'm sure she's slapped others more than once. It happened on another floor of the school, but I found out about it mere minutes later as the word… Continue reading When your former enemy becomes the friend you’ll never have

Live, Pretty on the Outside

Gray hair and the purple shampoo

I'm back with a gray hair post. It's been a LONG time. I thought I'd never talk about this topic again, but here I am. So what's with gray hair and purple shampoos? First... Let me catch you up One of the reasons I dyed my hair after growing out the gray for 2.5 years… Continue reading Gray hair and the purple shampoo


Goat Cheese-Mushroom Quesadillas with Chipotle Cream

I have to start with the disclaimer that my photo doesn't do it justice. I took that photo to show the spinach for the Pact app and forgot to take a good picture before I ate it. It was that good! This is a Weight Watchers recipe (they have a lot of good ones, including their… Continue reading Goat Cheese-Mushroom Quesadillas with Chipotle Cream