Blog 10 of 14 in my series, “Good to Go, Hard to Leave” as part of my Big Hairy Audacious Year!: Taking Hold in Order to Let Go

In the movie, “The World According to Garp”, young child Garp climbs out onto a roof. He begins to slide down the roof and is soon hanging onto the gutter to keep from falling. The gutter begins to pull away from the roof, and the little boy clings to it to keep from falling. HisContinue reading “Blog 10 of 14 in my series, “Good to Go, Hard to Leave” as part of my Big Hairy Audacious Year!: Taking Hold in Order to Let Go”

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Blog for my BHAY, day 8 of 14 in my reflections of “Good to Go, Hard to Leave”: DeLallo’s and Peach Pie

My friends Sue W and Matt very kindly hosted a “so long’ gathering for me at their home. We sat on their deck, under the darkening western PA sky, watching chickens do their chicken thing in the yard. The conversation ebbed and flowed and wove us together as a group. We enjoyed grilled vegetables, greatContinue reading “Blog for my BHAY, day 8 of 14 in my reflections of “Good to Go, Hard to Leave”: DeLallo’s and Peach Pie”

BHAY: Travel Update on My Audacious Journey

It’s been almost six months of this quest to have a Big, Hairy Audacious Year. I’m at the halfway point of my journey, and lately I’ve been travel sick.   I’ve been travel sick before, of course.  I can’t read during a flight, or I start to feel queasy. So I knit. If I readContinue reading “BHAY: Travel Update on My Audacious Journey”

BHAY Blog: O What a Difference a Month Makes

It’s been about a month since I’ve been focusing on improving my health through reducing both my weight and my waist line.  How’s it coming?  Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to pay attention to results in order to hold myself accountable but for sanity’s sake, I’m gong to commit to theContinue reading “BHAY Blog: O What a Difference a Month Makes”

Blog #22: Giving Big, Hairy, Audacious Thanks

Tell the muscles in your face to create a smile.  Send the message to your nerves to move your lips, and as a side effect, as you fake that tooth-showing grin, your mood changes.  It doesn’t happen if you grimace instead of smile, but make yourself physically smile and there’s an emotional connection. Research showsContinue reading “Blog #22: Giving Big, Hairy, Audacious Thanks”

Blog #20: Redefining Productivity, First in a Three-Part Series

Our culture has an unhealthy definition of what it means to be productive. Education’s purpose is to create productive members of our economy. We measure an individual’s worth by his or her contribution to the Gross National Product: we can fall into the trap of defining a productive member of society as someone who hasContinue reading “Blog #20: Redefining Productivity, First in a Three-Part Series”