Just do it!

I have not posted in my blog for quite some time.  I realize that it’s a pattern that I go through ever so often.  I will post for a while then just stop!  Well, it occurred to me this evening that I have tried to achieve perfection with this thing.  As a result, I became…

My First Award for Blogging! Creative Blogger!

I love blogging because it gives me a sense of global community.  The thought that I am connected with people all over the world feels just right!  So, I am both delighted and humbled to be nominated for a Creative Blogger Award.  Thanks to fightalone for paying attention to what I have written – your nomination is truly appreciated!…

In my 50th year – Tribute to SMS Class of 2015

I’m in my 50th year. I have found peace and solitude. This is the year I decided to transform my life from the inside out. I feel as though I arrived at the junction of ‘lessons learned’ which is the sum total of who I am. I know there is more to be revealed, but…

In Memory of Marcus Wheeler… yet living in the hearts of many

The recording stated, “You are concerned about your children.  In order for us to effectively address concerns on campus, we are asking for you to trust our communication.  The police officers are not permitting anyone to enter campus until the lock down has been released.” As a middle school teacher, I am well aware of…

A Lifesaving Journey with Anne Frank!

Originally posted on Beyond the Flow:
In the opening lines of The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne shared the excitement of unwrapping her diary: “Dear Kitty” …a gift for her 13th birthday. Likewise, on my 13th birthday, I had a similar rush of excitement when I unwrapped Anne’s diary, which was a gift from my…

In praise of Spinach

Originally posted on rachel eats:
I am immensely fond of spinach, fresh, lively, gloriously bright green spinach, the kind that bounces, crunches and squeaks in a most unruly way as you try to stuff it into your shopping bag. Most of the time I like spinach served simply, so as to appreciate its sweet, leafy,…

Hummus

Originally posted on rachel eats:
In Middle Eastern Cooking mixed mezze (little dishes of mixed d’oeuvre) are signs of hospitality and conviviality, dishes to be shared to begin the meal or like Spanish tapas, nibbles to be eaten while drinking and gossiping. The word mezze originally comes from the Persian word Maza, meaning ‘taste, relish‘.…

The responsibility of Power

Originally posted on The Bulb Culture:
We will all get to experience some form of power within our lives. It might be coaching a football team, managing a new project at the office or simply declaring that we are going to take full control of our lives. “With great power comes great responsibility.”- Voltaire  This…

You would think it was steak…

It’s been 21 days! No beef, pork, or chicken! No chemicalized or processed foods! Now, I’m venturing beyond the usual homemade stir fry and getting fancy with my veggie cuisine.  Tonight I had a veggie patty on a bun that was totally healthy!    You would think I had a steak dinner tonight! That’s how…

Pre-Diabetes: “The Lie That Is Killing Us”

Originally posted on Low Carb RN (CDE):
If you tested your blood sugar first thing in the morning and saw this number, do you know what it means? Approximately 90 million people living in the U.S. are pre-diabetic. About 90% are unaware of that fact. Of those that have been told, there is often no…