The ego, the soul and the social stream

The ego, the soul and the social stream

Social media. Love it, hate it, need it, avoid it — we are all on there for various personal, social and professional reasons. And yeah, it’s got its challenges. Making peace with this reality is neither easy nor quick, and lately it’s been top of mind for me as I go through my work day. A couple days ago I made a comment on a […]

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On Rituals … and the Value of Temporary Chaos

On Rituals … and the Value of Temporary Chaos

Rule #9 in 10 Little Rules for a Blissy Life is “Make Life a Ritual.” There is a certain comfort in routine. The morning cup of coffee is a perfect example. While some view it as a chore or a necessity, I see it as a way to reconnect to the waking world. So much of our lives rush by in a blur. We find […]

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FFS, Have a Little Faith, Woman

FFS, Have a Little Faith, Woman

It’s not that hard. We get what we put out there. Our external life echoes the thoughts we have running through our heads. If our thoughts are chaotic and uncontrolled, we get chaos. If our thoughts are fear-based, we get a life filled with anxious moments. If we have a million conflicting dreams and desires, we experience unfilled wishes. And if our thoughts are calm […]

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Rare, pshaw. Hardly!

Rare, pshaw. Hardly!

According to Apfed, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a RARE DISEASE, affects 1 in 2,000 people. So, in the city of Ann Arbor, MI, where there are approximately 121,000 people living, we can hypothesize that there could be 60 people, who have eoe, walking through that college town of only 28.7 square miles. That is the most math I have done in quite a while, please don’t expect […]

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The Traveling Circus

The Traveling Circus

Sit back, friends, it is story time. Finding ourselves completely burnt out, the Hubs and I decided that we needed a vacation. It had been years since we had gotten away and we needed to do it again. We decided to travel down to North Carolina to visit with my mother-in-law and do all of the fun things along the way. Mammoth Caves. Check. Gatlinburg. […]

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School, the Germ Factory

School, the Germ Factory

So, it is common knowledge that schools have kids in them (seriously! They do!) And I think that we all know that kids have germs. Put those two things together and suddenly, you have mass produced illnesses. But, for these illnesses to take hold, you need something to carry it around. THE KIDS! It is a vicious cycle, folks. Sending Hank to school was a […]

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Scopes and Other Uses for Nail Polish

Scopes and Other Uses for Nail Polish

On the day that my oldest son started kindergarten, me, the husband, and Hank took him to school and snapped his picture as he stood in front of his classroom door, looking tall and proud. Once the building had him for the day, the three of us switched modes and scurried to an outpatient surgical center for Hank’s first endoscopy. We didn’t even have time […]

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Hungry + Angry + Hank = Hankgry

Hungry + Angry + Hank = Hankgry

Picture it: Sicily, 1932. Wait. It’s 2018 and we live in the Midwest and my name isn’t Sophia. Ok. Picture it: it’s 3:52 in the afternoon – school is out and the lunch box with the carefully packed Hank-safe food still in it. The snack is still nestled into the bottom of the backpack, with the library books on top, making the Cheerios a fine […]

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