Daffodils

Daffodils

After a long and arduous winter filled with snow and subzero temps, the prospect of spring coming soon seems impossible. It feels as if no green will ever grow through the heavy snow, no new life will ever thrive in this frozen tundra again … and yet it will, I...
The Gift of Encouragement

The Gift of Encouragement

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe   When I look back on...
4 Things I Love This February

4 Things I Love This February

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell Winter is an enchanted time for me. I love the cold, dark nights and days of frost and snow...
6 Places to See in Prague

6 Places to See in Prague

In the US and around the world, travelers think of Paris, London, or Rome when they think of a European city to visit, but my personal favorite is Prague. It’s not only more beautiful than all the other cities I’ve visited, but it also is the most...
5 Reasons to Travel More

5 Reasons to Travel More

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”...
The Essential Hour

The Essential Hour

“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and...
The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life

The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” ― René Descartes   If there is one thing in life I’ve known since day one, it is living with allergies. The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life I was the baby who had red, chafed...
My 6 Years Gluten-Free

My 6 Years Gluten-Free

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” -Heather Morgan, MS NLC   On Going Gluten-Free I was rescued by a hurricane. It’s true. The problem started soon after I had our first son. Every time I ate, I had so much...
11 Favorite Quotes from Classic Literature

11 Favorite Quotes from Classic Literature

 On art and literature: “A great deal has been written about art, but only recently has research begun in earnest about what goes on in the mind and brain when reading literature.” – K. Oatley & M. Dijikic in the New York Times, 12/21/14  ...