I love how much Whitney reads (and frankly I'm quite envious). He reads everything, but mostly enjoys nonfiction. We share a Kindle so I feel more knowledgable just browsing all the numerous books he has devoured. Recently, a book called Life Lessons: Two Experts on Dying Teach us About the Mysteries of Life and Living really got my attention. It's a must read for anyone wanting to live a better life, sooner than later! And isn't that everyone?
This is not the Barbie we grew up with!
This is Barbie Taylor, our close doctor friend who went to school with my husband at Rice University. We can all be inspired by Barb; whether it is her zest for life, her incredible love for her husband, George, the fact they move to a new country every year, or her love of talking about….menopause!
After a crazy few weeks on the road for work and some long hours, I am finding my way back to me this week. Have you ever felt like that?
I feel more Humpty Dumpty than Lisa Crouse at the moment. Putting myself back together again involves making my favorite recipes, calling family and friends, yoga, biking, knitting and blogging.
If you haven’t met my friend, Nancy Flaherty, you should. She is my fashion inspiration and going to be guest blogging all things fashion. I met Nancy at Starbucks when we were knitting hats for children in Africa and we've been close ever since. Nancy has a passion for everything to do with fashion. She helped me accessorize my first knitted dress with some red cowboy boots. Nancy convinced me to celebrate my birthday at the Voque Knitting Show in NYC with her.
That’s the opening line of The 5 Minute Journal, a gift given to me on my 55th birthday from my dear friends, Mary and Joe. Since opening it, I’ve been giving the whole happiness thing some thought. A year later, as I celebrate my 56th birthday this week, I wanted to share some thoughts on happiness with you.
One of the reasons I started this blog was to share my passions and one of those is people. Thanks to God for placing people in my life to get me through difficult times, teach me things I don't know while making life fun and interesting. I need people way more than they need me. Know that each of you reading this blog plays a role in this!