Category Archives: On my Mind

Pay Attention and Be Happy

If you are like most people around here, your first word this year was “Happy.” You then hugged and/or kissed the person next to you, before texting your friends and posting something fun on social media. If you are like me, you don’t remember what your first word of 2015 was because you were deeply engaged in a solo project in the comfort of your home. And if you are me, you also just finished rereading Dan Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness. In this chuckle-inducing book, Gilbert explains why Continue reading

The “Give” in Thanksgiving

It’s been a long time since my last post, but I promise, I’m still here! It’s been a crazy few months and now that I’m remembering that I have a blog/site, the trees have gone bare, it’s completely dark out by 4:30 pm, and we have snow on the ground.

What else, Thanksgiving is here! Continue reading

Reflecting on “Reflections”

My mom had hoped that her three daughters would one day turn into a doctor to help take care of the family, a lawyer to protect the family, and a writer to tell the story of the family. My sister Estelle noted that if computers had existed when mom had made these plans, maybe a computer guru would have made the wish list. As consolation, I once offered Continue reading

The “Good Stuff” Folder

GoodStuff_StarsCatch a falling star and put it in your… folder. About ten years ago I started the habit of migrating special emails into a folder called “Good Stuff”—emails that had, for one reason or another, made my day. Although I don’t remember the exact motivation behind this idea, there are indeed “rainy days” when all I need is Continue reading