The Power of NO

In the last decade, a plethora of business and self- improvement books have cropped up – all either extolling the virtues of saying yes or purporting to teach you how to get others to say yes to you. Always the contrarian, I’m going to spend some time explaining why saying ‘no’ has opened my life… Continue reading The Power of NO

Word Wednesday: Storms of Historic Proportions

This is what I think of every time I hear the words 'historical hurricane'.

It’s been awhile since I got really pedantic on here but it’s happening today. I was going to write this post last week but then decided that the issue really wasn’t *that* bad and just ranted a bit to some Facebook friends. In the past two days however, I’ve heard the phrase “historical storms” at… Continue reading Word Wednesday: Storms of Historic Proportions

Word Wednesday – All Good Things Must (Eventually) End

Pregame Shenanigans

It’s no secret that change is hard for me. I like the familiar, I find comfort in routine. I’m an introvert by every definition of the word so I don’t like big groups of new people so once I’ve joined a social activity, I’m likely to stick to it because the initial investment was so… Continue reading Word Wednesday – All Good Things Must (Eventually) End

Word Wednesday In the Garden

the front garden has a number of perennials.

One benefit to living in the country is that we have a lot of space for gardens at the house. At times this can be a blessing and a curse – as looking at large empty garden beds is full of promise and possibilities but also a little stressful because there are so many choices.… Continue reading Word Wednesday In the Garden

Word Wednesday – Break Time

I’ve been neglecting the blog a little recently, partly because I haven’t had a word that I wanted to write about and a couple of the other pieces percolating in my brain haven’t worked out and partly because I’ve been busy writing for other people and reading for myself. My little word book has been… Continue reading Word Wednesday – Break Time