6 Things That Lightened My Heavy Heart This Week

April 18, 2013 at 5:42 am

I am still in shock over Monday’s attack at the Boston Marathon. I was not there, it is not “my story”, but I am a marathoner. I could have been there running, volunteering or cheering my heart out as I have been known to do. I think that everything that can be said about this has been said, or at least said much more eloquently…

There Are No Words…

April 16, 2013 at 5:51 am

It is Tuesday, so I had a humorous and lively post queued up with a product review of Energy Bits, some fun links I liked and great deals. I was going to add a section for Katie’s Take Time Tuesday link up to tell you all a bit about an excellent race I ran on Saturday, how grateful I was for getting my “mojo” back,…

Too Busy? Slow Down (Tips Included)

April 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

My friend, Kelly, posted this article from the New York Times last summer on Facebook this week and it really resonated with me.  The ‘Busy’ Trap (by Tim Kreider) tackles the frantic pace of people today and the (self imposted) angst and guilt that hits us when we are “not busy.” The author reminds us that this is largely self inflicted. He says: “Notice it isn’t generally…

Friday Finds: Get $marter, Give Kids a Jump$tart & Deals!

April 12, 2013 at 5:47 am

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? I didn’t either, but now I do and so do you, so that’s a start! Libbie tells us more in her second installment of “Money Talks” today. There are SO many resources and apps to use to get smarter about your finances. But where to start? I checked out this list of Great Money Saving Apps from Financial Experts from Experian.…

Stay Healthy Travel Tips!

April 11, 2013 at 5:35 am

I always read natural food chef (and my fave healthy food cooking instructor) Amanda Skrip’s blog posts. I was extremely envious when she recently went on vacation to Turkey – definitely on my life’s list. I also think these are great tips to keep in mind whether you are traveling or not! With Amanda’s permission, I am posting her blog post with her top 4…

Take Time Tuesday, Happy Blog-iversary to Me & Giveaway for You!

April 9, 2013 at 5:32 am

It is a special “Take Time Tuesday” for me. What is Take Time Tuesday? It is a link up started by Katie @ Live Half Full. A link up is a set of connected posts to share thoughts, ideas and blogs we like. Take Time Tuesday is a a place to write about a few things you are grateful for… and to take time to…

Life’s Lessons from Wall Street (Not a Joke!)

April 7, 2013 at 6:37 am

The husband passed along a document that came to him from a colleague at his firm. He thought (correctly) that it would be “up my alley”. I think it will be up yours, as well. Byron Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP. He was asked to share some of his life’s lessons at an investment conference recently and has since shared his…