Many, many moons ago I started this blog as a place to share my trip around Lake Superior. It was 2011 and I was taking a 9-day road trip with my hubby and dog around the greatest of Great Lakes before starting a new job in rural healthcare. It seems appropriate to be sitting near…… Continue reading Moving On
Pre-Orders Now Available
My advanced copies of my book Now What? Navigating Life After Loss arrived last week. At first, I couldn’t open the box. When I did, I was struck with panic. Then fear. And finally, a moment of relief. I started this story nearly 27-years ago when I lost my mom. Over and over again I’ve…… Continue reading Pre-Orders Now Available
The Rock kicked off the New Year by sharing this quote: “One day or day one.” Over the holidays, I re-read Daring Greatly. The timing seemed appropriate, given I’m launching a book that’s filled with stories about some of the toughest moments in my life and to say I’m feeling vulnerable is an understatement. That…… Continue reading Daring Greatly
I entered 2022 with an intention of enough. To tackle my life from a place of abundance. To quit chasing the constant grind of more and recognize that perhaps I, and my life, are enough. This intention didn’t discount my hopes, dreams or desire to continue evolving – but I discovered over the past 365…… Continue reading 2023 Intention
Rule Breaking Elf
Elf on the Shelf always used to annoy me. As if, come December, I need a magical man running around my house making it a mess when I’ve already got a few of them living with me year-round. Last year, my amazing daycare really revved up the Elf and all his magic. It was great…… Continue reading Rule Breaking Elf
Keeping It Real
Thanksgiving marks the height of Deer Season in northern Wisconsin. Or, in our house, tree hunting. The 4th Saturday of every year, my family drives around the county forest looking for the perfect, imperfect Christmas Tree. I’ve come to accept that parameter, given the other two major parameters we’re seeking. Big – as in up…… Continue reading Keeping It Real
Fourteen Years and Counting
Today marks 14-years of marriage. I cannot help but replay that day over in my head and ask, if I could do it all over again, would I? The answer, even after all of these years, is still a solid yes. My dad, who was often times a man of few words, said something to…… Continue reading Fourteen Years and Counting
Stop the Madness!
Inside retail stores, you would think Christmas was just around the corner… I thought I’d post about my fall trip to the UP of Michigan. Absolutely spectacular. But instead, I have an ax to grind with retail. STOP SEASON JUMPING. I kicked off my vacation by spending the day with Steve. We planned a leisurely…… Continue reading Stop the Madness!
Finitude: The state of having a limit or end. That word has been weighing heavily on me the past few weeks. The Universe not so kindly reminded me that our time here on Earth is finite when she took a coworker much too young from my world. Today we said goodbye to her with a…… Continue reading Finitude
Moonrise on Moon Lake
This post will be brief. Last week, the Universe reminded me yet again that our time here is not guaranteed — that in fact sometimes life is not fair. Sometimes things don’t happen for a reason. Instead, horribly sad things happen to beautiful people. I watched from afar as the universe claimed a beautiful soul…… Continue reading Moonrise on Moon Lake