That Patio Life

That Patio Life

Public Service Announcement: It’s not too late to get outside and do as much patio eating and drinking as possible. In fact, now is arguably the perfect time to steal a few moments in the last remaining days of good weather as possible, lingering over a beverage...
Confessions of a Social Media Ad Addict

Confessions of a Social Media Ad Addict

Social media video ads are to today’s small screen users what TV infomercials were to those of us of a certain age who still remember rotary phones and cassette tapes. I grew up watching infomercials. Aside from that Time Life Sounds of the Seventies CD set,...
Redefining the Routine

Redefining the Routine

Several times a year – usually as summer ends and fall begins and just after Jan. 1 – people start talking about “getting back to a routine.” This always makes me cringe. I have to confess that the word “routine” for me, until...
Learning To Let Go

Learning To Let Go

A desk lamp. That’s the only thing my child wanted for his dorm room. Literally the only thing. “How about sheets?” I offered. He thought about it, “Yeah, that’s probably a good idea too.” Gulp, “probably” a good idea not to sleep...
Meditation Made Easy

Meditation Made Easy

How to meditate: First, fold your legs into an impossible pretzel – not the criss-cross-applesauce you learned in pre-school, but the uncomfortable (for the non-yogis among us) Lotus position. Next, close your eyes, touch your hands together in some weird way,...