Tuesday, March 29, 2016


"What gets measured, gets improved" - Peter Drucker.

Whether talking about budgets, diets, or time planning - the most effective way to bring about change and improvement is writing it down.  It leads to improved accountability and easier analysis. 

Monday, March 28, 2016


If you need a wake-up, motivational podcast, I highly recommend Seth Godin's interview on the Tim Ferris Podcast.  It was just what I needed to shake off a difficult few months and a lot of transition.

I will try to do a proper recap at some point, in the meantime, an obvious take-away was Seth's insistance that every person should keep a daily blog.  Without further ado, I passage about spring.  Because there's nothing like a new season to reinvigorate me.

As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. I won't give up until the Earth gives up. - Alice Walker.


A 3 year old's Easter

What a fun holiday!  We had been battling some stomach viruses for the past few weekends which meant we'd missed a town egg hunt and some other festivities.  But it was all good, as we crammed everything into this one!  We visited the bunny --- J was so excited when it was his turn he gave him hugs and high fives.  Lucky him, the bunny must've thought he was a good boy and he left a trail of eggs down the stairs and to his basket.  Mini M&M's for breakfast - an Easter miracle!  We spent the rest of the day at Grammy's where there were more eggs to be found and a special note...  he left J a bike!   And off he goes.  My baby rode the bike around Grammy's house and then ours for the rest of the day/night.  Such a big boy.  Impossible to put into words what it's like to watch your kind, beautiful boy grow right before your eyes.   It was a special weekend.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thank you, Jeff Brown

This guy writes the most beautiful stuff:

"It's so interesting - when we are young, it's the illusion of perfection that we fall in love with.  But as we age, its the humanness that we fall in love with: the poignant story of overcoming, the depthful vulnerability of aging, the struggles that grew us in karmic stature, the way a soul shaped itself to accomodate its cicurmstances.   With less energy to hold up our armor, we are revealed and, in the revealing, call out to each other's hearts.  Where before wounds turned us off, the are now revealed as proof that God exists.  Where we once saw imperfect scars, we now see evidence of a life fully lived."

"If you emerge from the ending of any relationship <situation> feeling more positive about yourself, more aware of your rights, needs and entitlements, more attuned to your own value, more celabratory of your own magnificance, and with better boundaries and a more finely attuned authenticity-mometer, than you have had a blessed relationship journey, even if the ending was toxic.  The School of Hard Knocks yields all manner of fruit" 

Jeff Brown.