Mindfulness: It’s all the rage

Everywhere you turn lately, you can find articles on mindfulness. According to Psychology Today, “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment [...]

Taking Time for Mom

I love having my nails done—I loved nail polish when I was a little girl and was always giving myself manicures, complete with base coat and top coat, even when I was 10 or 11. I generally find going to a salon for a mani/pedi to be a relaxing experience. I used to joke with [...]

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

The spring semester is in full swing for me—so far so good. With the Martin Luther King holiday this past Monday, I haven’t even had a full two weeks of school.  Ask me in a month how it’s really going, as it’s kind of hard to tell right now. One of the things I struggled [...]

This will be the semester of blog neglect

School has officially been back in session for two weeks and it feels like two months.  Life is busy for all of us.  We are settling into a routine and I feel better this week than I did last week.  Last week was TIRING.  By Thursday, I was struggling to keep my eyes open.  It [...]

How I’ve spent my summer vacation

According to an app I have on my iPhone, school starts in 8 days and 20 hours or so.  Exciting stuff, right?  Eh, I'm not sure how I feel about it right now.  Last year, I was really excited and this year I am nervous for some reason. Maybe it's because I know what I [...]

Why I haven’t blogged much lately……

The end of the semester is near, and my first academic year back in college is almost complete.  Between now and May 10, I have four projects due, two final exams and a paper due.  My youngest dude also makes his First Communion on May 5.  If I don't lose my mind, it will be [...]