The Week with My Mom

Happy Friday Eve! (That makes the day so much more doable, doesn't it?) My mom is here visiting, so the week has been filled with walks (for both her and the dog) and lots of games. And for the record, she still is on top of hers (game, that is). Not bad for almost 88.…

5 Things I Am Currently Loving

Oat Milk I remember the day I tried oat milk for the first time. I was at Timshel Cafe, a quaint "eclectic urban coffee shop" (their words, not mine) situated in downtown Neenah. I had ordered a soy latte, when the barista informed me they did not have soy milk. And would I care for…

It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…

When a Diet is About More than Health

About 5 1/2 years ago, I embarked on a journey to become "healthy". At the time, becoming "healthy" meant feeling healthy. I wanted to have energy to run and hike and bike and ski. I wanted to eat without doing any type of math. I wanted my food choices to benefit my health, not destroy…

Challenged

Have you ever noticed how 'other people' (not talking about you, necessarily) tend to agree with everything they read or hear that supports their thinking, but deem anything contrary as unreliable, inaccurate, or insignificant? For example... You may know someone with pretty strong opinions when it comes to politics. They are a staunch Democrat/Republican and…