I was driving home today from the usual kid weekend activities when I pulled up to a red light at a very well used intersection for those that struggle to make money in "traditional" ways. At this specific street corner there is always at least one, if not more people soliciting for funds or food. … Continue reading Encouragement


Fit as a fiddle

I am absolutely not fit as a fiddle. I am not a workout junkie and I am not buff and toned. I am not entirely out of shape but I am also not incredibly in shape. I wheeze after a short while of running now, even though I used to be really good at doing … Continue reading Fit as a fiddle

Remembering silly

I used to be really silly, probably the silliest in fact. I lost that throughout the years drowning in sorrow and anxiety but slowly I am reclaiming this. I recognize the need to help my son learn how to laugh and be goofy. He pulled out a bunch of costumes while I was preparing a … Continue reading Remembering silly


A few months ago, I started on a bit of a healthy food kick. Mostly borne out of realizing I had been merely surviving for the majority of the previous year and eating a whole lot of pre-packaged crap. It was enough to sustain me through a period of great change but I realized it … Continue reading #saladwin

Making stock, taking stock 

I try not to wait for holidays now to take stock of all things I am grateful. I try to take 5 minutes out of every day, especially when my anxious inner voice begins to chirp in my ear-trying to distract me from my goal. It is as simple as thinking of reasons I have … Continue reading Making stock, taking stock 

Good food

  One thing I also have been doing lately is eating better. That does not mean I never eat out or don't take advantage of pre-packaged pre-made dinners, but it does mean I'm making a conscious effort to do that less, and am opting for fresher, home made meals like the fresh rolls in the … Continue reading Good food

Simple things.

My son and I learned that one of my friends from school had received a burgeoning amount of free bread from a local shop for her school's breakfast program. We went, scooped up a whole bunch of it and donated it to low income seniors. It was food that was otherwise destined for the landfill … Continue reading Simple things.