Celebrating Small Victories

Happy New Year, everyone! As someone who is a firm believer in both the power of positive thinking and also in accepting yourself as you are, I am in a constant flux between “New Year, New Me!” and “I’m perfect just the way I am.” This year, I am splitting the difference and striving to celebrate the minor victories that I accomplish. After a lifetime … Continue reading Celebrating Small Victories

Inspiration from a Christmas Movie: More Decisive, Less Impulsive

If you talk to me for more than about 20 minutes, you’ll surely hear me say some sort of quote from a television show or a movie. But I don’t mean your famous lines like “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” or “‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,’ – Wayne Gretsky – Michael Scott” I mean some random piece of wisdom … Continue reading Inspiration from a Christmas Movie: More Decisive, Less Impulsive

Your Ultimate Christmas Music Guide

  Step into our blog post, the admission’s free… If you don’t already know this about me, I’m one of those people who listens to Christmas music “too early.” This year, I started in October, and I have no regrets. My blogging buddy, Bill Fonda (of A Silly Place, his personal blog), finds this practice to be blasphemous, but now that it is the “appropriate … Continue reading Your Ultimate Christmas Music Guide

81 Thoughts I had While Watching the New Grinch Movie

I have always been a fan of Christmas specials, especially animated ones. This past weekend, my parents, Dan, and I found the new version of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on Netflix, and I was immediately excited to watch it. My parents read me Dr. Seuss books frequently as a kid, and even now, we usually read How The Grinch Stole Christmas together on Christmas Eve. … Continue reading 81 Thoughts I had While Watching the New Grinch Movie