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February 11, 2019

I love grilled cheese.  


It's the sandwich equivalent of wrapping myself in a warm robe.


Temperature and texture are everything.


Have you ever taken a bite out of a grilled cheese, and the cheese wasn't fully melted?  


Disappointing.


Or the bread and the cheese aren't...

January 15, 2018

I know.  Brave title...

After I wrote Love is Not Fair, I found myself pondering the same question many of you wrote to me, in comments and privately: now what?

It's a good question, a fair question.  If love isn't fair but we want to be loving people who receive lov...

November 27, 2017

Like most of us, I spent time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

It's a mixed bag, isn't it?

Traditions and nostalgia color the conversation in familiar shades of warmth and comfort.  We are filled with a sense of belonging.  The shared history breeds a share...

February 1, 2017

Unless we are out of touch with reality and diagnosable as something called a "narcissist," everyone has at least one thing they'd like to change about themselves.  Maybe its a habit like nail biting. Maybe it's a little more serious, like always being late.  Maybe it'...

January 18, 2017

How to say goodbye: (1) Look at the person, thing, animal, job, etc. that must go, and say the words you need to say: say why, say how you feel, say "goodbye." (2) Let them/it go, leave, walk out the door, fade in the rear view, move on, etc. (3) Be ready for the emoti...

January 16, 2017

Gooooood Morning! 🌞 And a Happy Monday to you!! 🌤 #keepingitsimple today... Just a couple of #postworkout #eggs, over-medium 🍳(shot was taken before the flip). I alternate between strength training and cardio a lot of the time, and today was chest day. Flat bench pr...

January 10, 2017

😡 Anger is a vital, crafty, and dangerous emotion. Vital because it is one of the most powerful emotions we have; it can move us to great action. Crafty because it hides other emotions really well. We think we're angry when we are really hurt, grieving, or afraid. Dan...

January 10, 2017

¡Arroz con pollo! 💃🏻 (Chicken with rice) Four thighs, seasoned, browned, then set aside. Add all these things to the pan, chopped up: Onion, yellow bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic, tomato, cilantro, and a chipotle pepper in adobo. Sweat 'em! Add salt, pepper, cumin, an...

January 6, 2017

The keys to health are 1) honesty and 2) consistency. Honesty allows for a realistic appraisal of where we are so we can set relevant, attainable goals. Consistency is the foundation of habit. We can convince ourselves and everyone else that everything's alright (denia...

January 1, 2017

A happy new year to all! Embrace what is dying and passing away, accepting what winter teaches us: we must enter into death to know life again. Trust God to bring life out of death, once again.

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