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  ...
Best Books of 2014

Best Books of 2014

Books are a uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King I agree with Stephen King, and all the other reading advocates out there — books make our world infinitely better, help us to understand other cultures and individuals, give us greater empathy, and make the...
The Stillness Dancing

The Stillness Dancing

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. – t.s. eliot   Years ago when my boys were small, my days and nights were filled with diapers and bottles, sippy cups and Cheerios, belly laughs and toddler tantrums. I was the mom with a...
Saying THANKS This Thanksgiving

Saying THANKS This Thanksgiving

“Thank you, always say thank you; it’s the greatest gift you can give someone; because thank you is what you say to God.” -Maya Angelou   Every summer, I plant a tomato plant. Usually it’s from a 3″ pot, already growing. Sometimes it...
My 5 Favorite Books of 2014

My 5 Favorite Books of 2014

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass   Given my love of reading and books, I read a lot. Daily, while on the elliptical, in the car pickup line, before bed– and when I’m in the middle of a book I can’t put down,...