The future of work and the coronavirus vaccine

Have you been wondering when it will be your turn to get the vaccine of the year? Here in Minnesota, the Health Department is vaccinating these groups right now: Who can get their vaccine now? Minnesotans aged 65 or older Health care workers, including paid and unpaid primary caregivers for people with complex medical needs … Read more

Weight loss sucks when you have diabetes

Over the past four months, in the dessert department, I’ve had a grand total of two brownies, one truffle and zero cookies. My eating these past months has been super clean and very healthy. I feel really good about my focus on portion control and food management. I’ve been tracking my calories in MyFitnessPal diligently.  … Read more

Homegrown fresh herbs and lettuce in the winter!

I love gardening. That said, I’m a low key gardener. Lots of people I know are hard core gardeners. They deeply inspire me and I love following their hardcore-ness on Facebook. They order seeds, plant their seeds indoors and use grow lights and then transplant them all outside. Those folks are WAY more advanced than … Read more

Surviving injury setbacks and recovery

Injuries suck. No two ways about it, discovering last week that I had indeed fractured my rib at T10 when I (intentionally) fell off the toilet during early morning colonoscopy prep was shocking and profoundly sad.  The orthopedic doctor I saw compounded my frustration when he insisted I immediately start drinking 3 glasses of skim … Read more

Colonoscopy recap and intentional falling

How you feeling these days?  If you are anything like me, maybe you’re feeling some relief. I am joyful to say that I feel as if a massive heavy weight has been lifted. Here in the USA, we have a new president and a new vice president, the first woman to hold that office EVER!!! … Read more

How to dress for winter running and train for a half marathon

This pandemic winter I have discovered I like winter running!  Merino wool magic Purchasing a bunch of merino wool gear has made all the difference. I now own three merino wool tops and a pair of merino wool long underwear, also known as a super warm base layer. Plus I got myself an REI lightweight … Read more

Happy 2021 + Vision Boards + Word of the Year

I love vision boards!  Part of why I love them is I love words and I love colors and I love collages, so vision boards are a beautiful conglomeration of things I love. Plus I’m a huge fan of setting annual goals and reflecting on my accomplishments from the year that is closing. I combine … Read more

Christmas 2020

Christmas this year will look different than expected for many of us. After all Christmas during a pandemic with a virus that easily spreads between people who are breathing the same air especially when indoors means we must take precautions.  Holiday losses This holiday season is a year of loss. This is a holiday theme … Read more