In-Between Thoughts 1.28.18: Creating environments

Finally shredding some of that holiday/prolonged guests-and-playing-and-eating-like-a-tourist fluff! Very slowly. Because #wine and #cheese and #carbs are too beautiful to forswear entirely. But I definitely had some wonderful times and eats the last few months, and those memories and times make me happy, just as getting back into my regular shape is making me happy.…More

Kicking off AOV podcast season 4: Emotions

I’m so excited for the 4th season of And/Or/Versus! Diane and I are going to be tackling a subject very near and dear to my heart: emotions. Specifically, emotions as entry points for understanding ourselves and how we see the world. Listen here: Episode 21: Feeling/Reason We kick off our season with Episode 21: Feeling/Reason…More

Best new recipes from my 2018

We’re still ok to have a little 2018 retrospective, yeah? Good. 2018 was a delicious year. It was the year I got really comfortable with the sheet pan dinner, the year I almost ran out of smoked paprika (THE HORROR), the year I learned how to figure out the right texture for different kinds of…More

In-Between Thoughts 1.14.19 New Beginnings, Old Battles

It’s the start of the busy season! For the gym, that is. So far I haven’t had to wait for any piece of equipment nor has anyone hit me in the face (accidentally or on purpose) with a dumbbell, so I’m happy to welcome the 2019 resolutioners to the awesome-for-your-body work that is weight lifting.…More

Reunited with my first love

So…. something big happened. Huge. Life-changing. Life-affirming. Joy-inducing. MY HUSBAND GAVE ME A WEIGHTED KEYBOARD FOR CHRISTMAS. For those of you who don’t know, piano is my first love, the thing I wanted to do and play for the rest of my life. I even entertained the notion (briefly, until my piano professor disabused me…More

Books to read in 2019!

While it’s far too early to figure out where my reading life will take me in 2019, I have several books that I’m excited to read and have a feeling will be particularly impactful. I want to share them here, and look forward to sharing some hopefully thoughtful reviews with you over these next 12…More

A (deeper) look back on my 2018 reading life

I already mentioned that every December I enjoy looking back on the books I read that year and finding (or forming) a narrative for what my reading life told of my life that year, what those books showed about my interior life, or what these books taught me about life and loving others. I wanted…More