I met John Emile Bouchard in church youth group in the early ’70s. I was 14 and he was 16. We were friends, but weren’t sweet on each other until after he joined the Navy at 17. In boot camp and on various ships, he kept my picture taped above his bunk. Continue reading “How I Met the Man of My Dreams (Twice)”
My dad had emergency surgery 40 days ago. He is still really sick. Sometimes the doctors tell us he is dying, sometimes they tell us he will pull through. My sisters are really great at doing medical research on the internet and telling the hospital staff how they should be doing their jobs. Actually, sometimes my sisters come up with pretty impressive stuff, like music that stimulates the brain, aromatherapy, a Continue reading “How Precious Are You, Really?”
They say if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. But what if you’ve tried and tried for years… and you’re still struggling? What then? I’m all for grit and determination, but what do you do when you’re in the Continue reading “If I Only Had a (Better!) Brain”
I’ve taken belly dance lessons off and on (WAY more off than on) for a number of years. Finally, six weeks ago I auditioned for a belly dance troupe and made it! Our debut performance was last night. I lost 15 pounds for this performance but I wish it could have been a lot more. So exposing Continue reading “Belly Dance Confessions”
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My doctor said something weird the other day. He told me to eat more real food. I thought it was strange because, you know, it’s not like I’m five years old and eating imaginary cookies. I told him I do eat real Continue reading “Making Peace With Your Cravings”
I’m all for creating and pursuing grand visions for our lives. But sometimes focusing too much on the big picture can feel overwhelming. Sometimes, we’re better off starting small and letting each small success give us the confidence Continue reading “Want to Transform Your Life? Start with One of These 15 Mini-Changes”
I think I’ve finally come up with a surefire way to actually follow through with the New Year’s resolutions I make this year. Best yet, I’m going to share my secret with you. In fact, by following my instructions, you, too, can wow your friends in April by Continue reading “The Secret to Foolproof New Year’s Resolutions”
They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I say it starts with a trip to the bathroom. Or maybe a visit to the ATM.
The other thing that can launch a journey of that magnitude is an epiphany.
I had that kind of moment recently. I was sitting at my desk with a computer mouse in one hand and a box of Lucky Charms in Continue reading “Hungry for Change? Hope for Emotional Eating”