BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

I loved this book The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. It's about husbands and wives and mothers and daughters and sisters and any practically any other relationships you can think of, including one's relationship with oneself. Boom. Real, messy, honest relationships. One note: Pay attention at the beginning of the book because you will be introduced … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty



This podcast by Jodi Flynn (Women Taking the Lead) with Joe DeSena caught my eye because 1. I love Jodi's Podcasts and 2. My nieces and nephew just completed a Spartan Race (not the first for some of them). Much of the conversation really resonated with me! I was shocked, because whenever I hear about … Continue reading Spartanized

Choose happiness

I read about Liz Gilbert's Happiness Jar idea last year when I was turning 50. I thought it was a great idea. I thought I would do it. I did not do it. Today, I was thinking about how I used to get on the scale every day, so I could nip any pesky post-Weight … Continue reading Choose happiness

Back on the Weight Watchers Wagon

I decided to go back on Weight Watchers a few weeks ago. My goals were: Lose 10 pounds. Learn the new PointsPlus Program. That's it. Not lofty goals by any means. I lost weight with WW several years ago and wanted to nip the current weight-trending-upward thing I'd noticed over the past year in the bud. I had my … Continue reading Back on the Weight Watchers Wagon

Heavy sigh

I watched a Dr. Oz episode that I taped last week, just for something mindless to do for an hour. I usually tape them every week, read what the topic is, then delete them without watching them. This time there was one I wanted to watch...something about losing weight and maybe becoming a millionaire...great! Sign … Continue reading Heavy sigh

The honeymoon is over

Well, the vacation may have just started but....the party? It's definitely over. What am I talking about? I got off the scale a minute ago. It wasn't pretty. After I got over being mad at myself (you know, for getting on it in the first place) I decided to (try to) get real. I did … Continue reading The honeymoon is over

The math of less and more

Okay, as you all probably know, I don't love to exercise. In the spirit of being sprung by Spring, though, I am trying to develop some exercise-program-momentum and keep moving.  Because I don't have to be at work until noon today instead of 9am (that's a whole 'nother story that I won't get started on … Continue reading The math of less and more

the 80/20 rule

who invented this? well, one source credits an italian with is inception. being of italian descent myself, i am of course predisposed to be enamoured with this idea.  ( see fmi). i have always heard of this rule in regard to food and dieting: follow your diet plan 80% of the time and then eat what you want (within … Continue reading the 80/20 rule