Lasting Satisfaction

We may get a temporary high from shopping. Discovering just the right item can be exhilarating, but that feeling does not last. It wears off quite soon, and then we have to get another fix. It can truly be addictive. So what is the problem with shopping if it is pleasurable and we can afford it? I am glad you …

What Really Matters

We only have so much time. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Days slip into weeks and weeks slip into years and before you know it you look in the mirror and you don’t recognize yourself any more and realize you never got around to living your dream. If we want to be happy and grow as …

No Pesticides


My son asked me the other day, “Mom, why do people want to get rid of dandelions, I think they are pretty!”. I thought that was divergent thinking – dandelions are not only pretty, they are also nutritious, so why have humans spent many dollars and poisoned our earth trying to eradicate them? Kind of crazy, no?

How Much Is Enough?


We all need a roof over our head, enough nutritious food and something to wear. We do not need 30 pairs of shoes – we can only wear one pair at a time. We do not need a mansion with all the latest appliances. We do not need filet mignon for dinner (and I would argue that you, and the …