• Life,  Philosophy

    Too much comfort, too many expectations, too little happiness

    I find that I am the most happy when my joys are small, and somewhat infrequent. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? In this age of abundance to excess, why skimp if we don’t have to? Let’s take advantage of the cornucopia of desire fillers, we think. But what start out as desire fillers become desire fuelers. Have you ever noticed that you buy an expensive toy (a car, new phone, new tv) etc, and while you are excited and giddy at first, the happiness flatlines? You’re on to the next purchase, next toy.  We become accustomed to our surroundings. We acclimate. We adapt. Science shows that our happiness returns to…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    Sometimes we have to fall, to fly

    Last Saturday, I checked it off the bucket list. The Thursday before, I was writing in my journal, musing about my upcoming decision. While skydiving is fairly safe, 1 in 100,000 don’t make it, and those are WAAAAY higher odds than winning the lottery.   Thinking “I want to be at peace with my choice. Yes, if I forgo it, I’m safer. But at what cost? Letting the fear win is NOT the answer. This experience, skydiving, is symbolic. Will I fly, or fall? Will I let my fear consume me and back down? I’ve been living in fear. Not all the time, not dramatically. But it’s there. The fear of failure,…

  • Life,  Technology

    Top 5 Reasons I love my Apple Watch

    It’s coming up on a year since I first took the leap and bought myself the Apple Watch. Albeit, I bought the cheapest model, but it has worked wonderfully for me, integrating into my life so well that sometimes, just sometimes, I forget how amazing and magical it is. I try not to let my wonder leave for too long though, and I always seem to be discovering new reasons to love my Apple Watch. I’d like to share with you just 5, (although my list could be ostensibly bigger). 1. The layout is really customizable Force press your screen and up comes a lovely menu offering delicious choices as…

  • Life

    How are we doing on our goals?

    Hello folks! January 12 is here and how are we doing on our goals? I love “New Year’s Resolutions” time, much for the same reason I love “Valentine’s Day”. Not because I particularly get into either on the DAY (I love the message of both all year ’round) but for a short period of time, everyone loves them with me. For example, people tend to look at me funny when I ask them about their resolutions at any other time (say, September), but when I talk to them right now, they love to tell me what their goals are. Can you imagine what it would be like if it was common practice…