Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

  In America we view doing nothing as being lazy, but in Italy it is considered an art. Dolce far niente, “the sweetness of doing nothing” helps bring life back into focus. As the pace of society continues to increase, it is important that we remember how to take a step back and disconnect from… Continue reading Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

The Complicated Relationship Between Fear and Procrastination

I watched a show not long ago in which one of the characters is a writer. The plot of this particular episode was him writing a manuscript. Despite being excited about the project, he found himself endlessly procrastinating. In the end, one of his friends informed him that the reason he was procrastinating was because… Continue reading The Complicated Relationship Between Fear and Procrastination

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE(week 1)

It’s been just over a week since I began the Social Media Challenge and I have to say that I miss my boredom browsing on Facebook. I think it is more of a mindless habit than a need that drives this yearning and it leaves me to wonder if this is how a smoker feels… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE(week 1)

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

I am in a love/hate relationship with technology, my family can vouch for this as they have suffered through numerous rants. I blame some of this on what I witness while working with the public – families sitting at a table and nobody speaking, babies watching cartoons while shopping, kids with headphones in while out… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

Take a Deep Breath….Now Exhale

My favorite part of the day is the couple of quiet minutes upon waking up before starting the day. The early morning sun spills through the bedroom windows and all of man’s world is silent thus allowing me to hear the sound of nature. It’s a much needed peaceful moment that allows me to take… Continue reading Take a Deep Breath….Now Exhale

Lake View Cemetery

One of my favorite things to do is visit cemeteries - old ones, or ones that have something unique about them such as statues, personality, antiquity. My family has gotten used to this and now helps look for them whenever we are on a drive. It’s a great way to get outdoors and discover a… Continue reading Lake View Cemetery

Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is a beautifully written historical fiction that follows one of Ernest Hemingway's wives, Martha Gellhorn through her early carrier and marriage. It is a story within a story that sucks you in and pulls you along on an emotional journey. I picked up this book while in BAM!, drawn… Continue reading Love and Ruin