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
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
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
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
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
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?
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