The Cost of Health

The Cost of Health

I’m always amazed when people tell me how hard it is to be healthy. They say, “It takes too much time.” “It costs too much.” Really? It seems to me that being unhealthy costs a ton of time and money. Lost time from work due to illness Too tired to do anything but sit...
Because I Love Me

Because I Love Me

I’m sure you’ve read a ton of new year’s resolution posts and messages for creating a new you.  You’ve probably also been overwhelmed by all of the changes you “need” to make in 2017.  This year, instead  of making resolutions for...
Damn, Life is Good!

Damn, Life is Good!

I woke up this morning thinking, “Damn, life is good.” Not a second later my mind started to make a list of all of the things I “needed” to get done. This is Saturday and my peace of mind was quickly seeping away… I rolled over and snuggled with my husband and...
I’ve been an ass lately…

I’ve been an ass lately…

You know the old story about the guy who couldn’t get his donkey’s attention until he took a 2×4 to it?  Let’s just say, I’ve been an ass lately, and my body has finally had enough of it. All of those Facebook posts about...
Mint Lemonade To Start Your Day

Mint Lemonade To Start Your Day

Mint lemonade seems to be the national drink here in Kuwait. It’s on every menu and each restaurant has its own recipe.  I experimented and came up with an easy mix that I use in the morning in place of  plain old lemon water.  Mixing it in the blender makes...
Mystery Fruit!  Well, Not Really…

Mystery Fruit! Well, Not Really…

One of the perks of moving to the Middle East is all of the new foods we get to eat. This fruit is a great surprise. The biggest surprise is that we’ve been eating it for years, but didn’t have any idea how it all begins. Check out this photo and tell me what fruit...
We Made It!  What Now?

We Made It! What Now?

Moving between houses is one thing. Moving from one country to another is something else. Between July 12 and August 12 my husband and I have been “in transition.”  Thanks to the graciousness of friends we have had a place to store our things and lay our heads....
I CHOOSE LOVE

I CHOOSE LOVE

In this time of fear and hate, I choose love. I awoke this morning to the sounds of a Facebook video that made my chest tighten and turned my stomach inside out. The fear of “what might be” was once again an unwelcome visitor to my soul. At that moment I chose love....