A Life of Esteemable Acts

It used to be that I would do one of two things to make myself feel better--either I would overeat or I would spend money. I overate to the tune of being morbidly obese with a BMI of 41 and I overspent in the thousands. With the addiction to compulsive eating and debt to income …

What Do We Value?

  Would you pay a monthly access fee if it meant seeing no ads in your Facebook feed? This was the question I posed recently to a Facebook group. Not immune to sales pitches, my home page was inundated with ads for stuff I really want but do not need. Those shoes look really cute. …

When Gift Giving is About Us

We are not as generous as we think we are.  A bold statement, I know. Controversial, even. And true. A gift is something that is freely given, no strings attached. Even the expectation of a thank you diminishes the generosity of the giver. How often did I expect something in return for the gifts I …

Our Minimalist Wedding

Minimalism was not our intention. My husband has a small family, so not a lot of guests on that side. The focus on my end was just to keep it simple. Truth be told, I couldn't be bothered with all of the planning, headache and heartache.  I'd seen enough of that in the various weddings I've …