Are You A "Deadhead"?

Are You A "Deadhead"?

No. I don't mean a fan of the Grateful Dead.

I mean are you taking care of yourself?

Huh?

Let me explain. I had an epiphany this morning while I was deadheading some plants in our cul-de-sac. All the flowers on the plants had died due to lack of attention while I was away on a trip two weeks ago. I had made the mistake of leaving for five days without asking a neighbour to water in my absence. Five days of neglect is all is took for the plants to go from beautiful to ugly and brown.

This made me think about people. More specifically how we treat ourselves throughout the five work days and, indeed, throughout life.

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A Beautiful Garden AND Time to Smell The Roses?

A Beautiful Garden AND Time to Smell The Roses?

Yes. It's possible!

I love my garden, but I'm hardly a gardener. If you were to describe my gardening thumb, you wouldn't say it was green...more like a barely alive shade of brown.

That doesn't make me an authority when it comes to the "how to's" of plant care, but it does make me an authority when it comes to how easy it is to have a garden that requires little maintenance and attention (aka gross negligence) and that can save you money at the same time.

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Time To Stop My W(h)ining

Time To Stop My W(h)ining

I love wine. My love of the wheat, amber and ruby-coloured drink only comes second to my love of food in general. 

My husband and I share a bottle or part thereof nearly every evening with dinner. It complements a meal nicely and it's just one of those lovely treats in life that makes every day that much sweeter.

So why am I going to quit for a while?

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My 2014-2015 Reading List - First Quarter

My 2014-2015 Reading List - First Quarter

Back in April, I posted my reading list from the first year away from my corporate job. I thought it might be of interest, given that what I read often influences my writing and my tweets. In fact, my tweets often reference or quote what I'm reading at any given time.

Well, the previous year's list was well received, so much so that I decided to release this year's list as a running quarterly tally. I think it might be more fun that way.

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