Bad Day Emergency Kit

April 10, 2012

You know how most people have an emergency kit in their car’s trunk or glove compartment? A kit like this usually has a blanket, some flares, a water bottle, a “help, call police!” sign, or other odds and ends you might need if your car breaks down. I’m not much of a survivalist, so I’m…

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My Dog is Studying Physics

April 4, 2012

My dog, Skyla, is the smartest puppy in the world. You might think that your dog is in fact the smartest in the world, but you are in denial. Anyhoo, Skyla has been studying physics lately. While Chris and I are lounging on the couch, she’ll casually pick up her orange rubber ball in her…

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Removing Toxic People From Your Life: Easier Said Than Done

April 3, 2012

“You could get on a bus right now. I’ll come with you.” I was 16 years old, and I was standing in the gift shop of Chicago’s Field Museum with my best friend, J. She was visiting from out of state for the week, and we were making the rounds doing typical tourist stuff. But…

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You’re Not Ready—Take a Leap of Faith Anyway!

April 2, 2012

I’m going to tell you a story about the first time I took a leap of faith. Let me bring you back to the early 1980s…. I was very young, before I had started elementary school (this was also back when I was a blond). If you were a kid during this time and you…

Read More Challenge: March Recap

March 31, 2012

I’ve completed Month 3 of the challenge! The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. Here’s a recap of my March progress. Books The Magic Wishes Fulfilled Movies Game of Thrones: Season One Batman: Year One X2 Hope Floats Eat Pray Love The Tempest Favorite Book of the Month…

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