Ghosts of Holiday Meals Past

The holidays are a bittersweet time of year for me. Not because of loved ones who have passed or gifts I never received. It’s bittersweet because I love holiday food and holiday meals but I hate what they do to me. I love frosted sugar cookies shaped like snowmen, peppermint hot chocolate, corn bread stuffing, […]

Are You Living Someone Else’s American Dream?

Think back to high school, maybe earlier. Remember your dreams? What did you want to be when you grew up? How’d it turn out? Did you turn your hobby into your career? Did you make your dreams come true?   Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped […]

Do This and The Pain of Rejection Will Disappear

I did all that work for nothing? Ever feel that way after a failure? Maybe you prepared really hard for a job interview but didn’t get it. Perhaps you sacrificed nights and weekends for a month preparing a proposal that was eventually turned down. Were you gun shy for a while after? Did you pack […]

The Power of Rationalization

We can make ourselves believe anything. 2 + 2 = 5. There are five lights. (Sorry, only Trekkers will get that one.) Granted the responses above are the result of extreme circumstances but the concept is still the same. It’s called rationalization, defined by psychology.about.com as “a defense mechanism that involves explaining an unacceptable behavior […]

Healthy Eating Challenges at McDonald’s

Healthy eating is tough. On my journey to a healthy lifestyle I’ve experienced my share of challenges. I have my derailers – those food situations that don’t seem to have a healthy way out, other than starvation. I’ve chosen the “lesser of two evils” many times only to discover there was an even better solution […]