A Social Media Sabbatical

I decided to deliberately not use social media for an entire weekend. From Friday afternoon to Monday evening I did not scroll my Facebook time line, tweet on Twitter, tumble on Tumblr, or post on Instagram. I did have a prescheduled post, but it did not require me to log in since it was automatic.Continue reading “A Social Media Sabbatical”

Goals Not Resolutions

I dislike New Year’s resolutions. How many times have you made a resolution that ended in a fiery disaster? It is not your fault. Resolutions are a form of “cultural procrastination,” according to Timothy Pychyl a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Canada. Humans assume willpower is a character trait that you’re either bornContinue reading “Goals Not Resolutions”

Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?

The modern obsession is about things. The best car, computer, house, cell phone plan….you name it, we want the best. Why is that? Why can’t we be happy with the nice things that might not be the most expensive? Why do we have to live with so much stuff? I am always amazed when IContinue reading “Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?”

Don’t Use the Good Dishes

Photo by Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash Let’s pretend it is Thanksgiving Day and the turkey is in the oven. Your house is smelling like heaven to a starving man. All your family is there, well the ones you like anyway. Your job is to set the table. Do you get the regular dishes out or theContinue reading “Don’t Use the Good Dishes”

Complacency is a Killer

Did you ever run into a friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time and wonder what happened? You know the one. The one who you did everything with and were even maybe contemplating spending forever with, yeah that one. What did you say the last time you saw them? There are a millionContinue reading “Complacency is a Killer”

What Does Survival Look Like for You?

Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash Is it possible for a person to save another who didn’t know they needed saving? We look at all the social media that screams at us with lies about our self-worth. Not all the messages we get are negative, some are positive. Most of the positive ones are inflated. WeContinue reading “What Does Survival Look Like for You?”

Be in The Moment, I dare you.

I have read and I have written articles about the absence of conscience with the epidemic of personal device use. We as a society are living virtual lives that often look better than reality. With the recent craze of the FaceApp adding to the obsession of what we look like, Narcissus would be so proudContinue reading “Be in The Moment, I dare you.”

2019, The Year of Simple

We have all heard the buzz words that have made their way into trendy living. Words like downsizing, natural living, green living and personal favorite, minimalist lifestyle. I took a look at the reasons behind the popularity of these ideas about lifestyle. The common thread is to live with less equals living with less stress.Continue reading “2019, The Year of Simple”

Words of the Wise

There once were two old women sitting side by side at a cafe table outside of a bar that was next door to their retirement home. They were both close to the same age and knew each other since they were young adults. I don’t know exactly how old they were because “a real ladyContinue reading “Words of the Wise”

Let’s Go Back

Let’s go back about twenty, thirty, forty, years. Let’s go back to the days of porch swing talks where the adults are smoking real paper cigarettes and flipping ashes out the sand. Where the kids are sitting on the ice cream churn cranking the handle…round and round and round. My grandparents had a big backContinue reading “Let’s Go Back”