Mental Outlook, Self-Care, Stress Management

Presents vs Presence

This is it. The final weekend for gift shopping has arrived. Are you done shopping? If not, do you look forward to everything that comes with the final weekend of shopping? Does it put a smile on your face or a frown? Here is another question to ask yourself. Can you afford the gifts you […]

Food / Diet, Mental Outlook, Stress Management

Plastic Bags

I went to the Gilbert Farmers Market yesterday and to the Ahwatukee Farmers Market this morning. I really love farmers markets! I enjoy selecting fresh produce that was picked within the last 24 hours and didn’t have to travel from another state. I also love talking to the vendors and knowing that I am supporting […]

Food / Diet, Stress Management

Recipe Software

I used MasterCook software years ago (I bought it in 2001). Eventually, I couldn’t use the software anymore and I never replaced it. Instead, I chose to use the internet as best I could to find recipes and to enter my own recipes so that I could find out nutritional information. This has worked pretty […]

Mental Outlook, Stress Management

Let It Go

I’m surprised to be awake even though it is only 8:10 pm. We woke up at 1 am Phoenix time this morning to fly home from our vacation back East. Flying from the East to the West is great since you gain time. We left at 5:50 this morning from Providence, RI and got home […]

Mental Outlook, Self-Care, Stress Management


Greg and I are in Mystic, CT. My oldest nephew, Josh, is getting married. We are staying at The Whaler’s Inn ( right in the heart of downtown Mystic. It is across the street from The S&P Oyster Co. restaurant ( We first went to S&P in 2005 when we visited my brother and his […]