You make me feel like dancing…

I read a post the other day titled “When I hear music…” and as I said to its author, it immediately drew me in.  The author of this post uses music in treating her patients and has found it particularly useful with teens. She will ask them what song best expresses how they are feeling…

Meeting the Neighbors

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to check out the blogging neighborhood and find new blogs and topics to follow. I already have quite a long list of blogs I read regularly but I found a few new ones today by using WordPress’s Explore tool in my reader. I entered tags I am interested in reading…

So, tell us a little bit about yourself

As summer winds down and the sweaters start making their way into the wardrobe rotation (it’s not just me, is it?) it’s a good time to dust off the old blogs and give them a good once-over to see how I can improve and update them. With that in mind, I’ve signed up for a…

Need a fix? Let me introduce you to my endorphin connections.

I wrote this earlier this summer about a wonderful, local, family-owned small business, that I can’t imagine what I would do without. Friendships made, confidence gained, and pounds lost. I learned today that they have to close the studio and they are currently looking for a new venue for their Zumba classes. I’m re-posting this…

The Paella Manifesto

I’m not expecting a Throwdown challenge any time soon, but better safe than sorry, right? Hey Bobby Flay could show up and try to make my signature dish better than me. The biggest challenge, for the both of us, would be trying to figure out just what is my signature dish. I thought about this as…

Wonder if the Pope takes rain checks

The Vatican will have to wait. At this point it will take a small miracle, or a change of luck, so there’s really no use looking through our bags for a fourth time.

It’s all about attitude

For my last Writing 101 assignment I’m supposed to write about my most prized possession: the thing I treasure. It’s taken me three days to figure out exactly what that is. My first impulse was to write about my camera. I can’t imagine life without a camera. Whether it’s my expensive Nikon DSLR or my…

Just keep writing

Writing 101, Day Nineteen It’s day nineteen of my Writing 101 challenge and today’s homework assignment is to write 400 words on whatever comes to mind, without thinking about it too much or worrying about whether anyone will like it or if it’s any good. For some reason, this has turned out to be my…

Evicted

Writing 101, Day Eighteen Ashley’s always telling me to mind my own business, but that’s probably ‘cause she hates it when I listen in on her phone calls. “Katie, I can hear you breathing I know it’s you. Hang up now or I’m telling Mom you’re spying on me again.” Boy would she be surprised…