Grit

The book Grit, written by Angela Duckworth, had been high on my reading list for quite a while but it never seemed to make it to the top. When my daughter entered kindergarten last year her school motto was “Let’s Get Gritty” which I was excited about and now I knew I really needed to … Continue reading Grit

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Inspired By Nick

The Nick I’m inspired by in Nick Santonastasso. Some of you may have heard of him, some of you may know a bunch about, even so keep reading especially if you live in or near Bellingham, WA. A quick background on Nick. Nick was born without legs, only one arm, and on that one arm … Continue reading Inspired By Nick

Repacking My Bag

A friend of mine recommended that I read the book Repacking Your Bags by Richard Leider and I’m glad I took his advice. While reading the book I instantly knew I would be doing a blog post about it. The book is about simplifying your life and uses a backpack as the metaphor that if … Continue reading Repacking My Bag

Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament

Growing up my parents were constantly trying to find ways to keep me busy. I didn’t realize it at the time but I’m sure my energy level was nothing short of exhausting. In the summer’s they were always trying to find things to keep me busy. I went to day camps and summer school. I … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament

Ride It Don’t Fight It

I’m currently sitting at Alta Lake, in Eastern Washington, watching the waves as my neighbors for the night get ready for bed. We are on a family camping trip and today my daughter and I were out on our paddle board. It wasn’t the calmest day on the lake and the ski boats were adding … Continue reading Ride It Don’t Fight It

How’s the Weather?

Before you start reading this do me a favor and turn on the weather channel, check the weather on your phone, and take a look outside to see what the weather is up to. Great! Thanks for doing that, now you are prepared to have a conversation with someone because it seems like the weather … Continue reading How’s the Weather?

Sweet Potatoes and Tofu

Tonight for dinner we ate sweet potatoes and tofu over rice. This is not a normal meal in our house because there is almost always meat at the center of every dish. I recently finished reading The Blue Zones, second addition, by Dan Buettner and I have to say it has me thinking. I thought … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes and Tofu