Have Yourself a Merry SLOW Christmas…Now

When my kids were littles, Christmas was my least favorite holiday – or at least the leading-up-to part. Looking back on it, I realize it wasn’t Christmas’ fault. As most mamas can relate, it was the stress of ALL THE THINGS – buying “just the right gift” and trying to hit the sales so you…

7 Guaranteed Joy Boosters

Vita Allegre (Joyful Living) is Ramona’s goal in my novel Dating da Vinci. While getting your groove back after a big loss (death, divorce) takes some time, I’ve gathered up 7 Joy Boosters that work for me to shift my energy and keep my spirits up. I’d love to hear yours in comments. 1. Singing really loud and dancing…

Meditations on New York (and why you should go)

My bucket list had a Big Apple in it and I picked it over Memorial weekend with my guy Chris for some big adventure. Maybe like me, you’ve heard all of your life how amazing New York is and you MUST GO yet you were a little apprehensive because you think of the sheer size…