What Will you Choose Courtesy of Unsplash

As I was perusing through Stephen Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People I came across a piece of advice: As humans, we are a response-able people. The idea really resonated with me. As a human, I have the ability to respond. And I can respond however I please. I have days where my hair goes in all different directions, I get stuck in a traffic jam, interact with unpleasant company and on top of all that, I don’t… Read more »

Funny Dinosaur Courtesy of Pinterest

Humor! What a joke! But really, I enjoy laughing. Anyone from grade school through high school could tell you times of me literally rolling on the floor in laughter. Picture the old man laughing in Mary Poppins. I grew out of that…and hardly find myself falling on the floor in laughter anymore. Although I do laugh pretty hard at times – to the point of happy tears streaming down my face (such a good feeling). Humor has also turned into… Read more »

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The Definition… Before I dive into what I’m grateful for, I want to start with the definition of gratitude. Gratitude is “a feeling of appreciation or thanks.” – Merriam Webster Dictionary A feeling of appreciation or thanks to a neighbor, a friend, family member or even to a stranger. It’s that feeling of calmness and reminder that you’re (I’m) okay because…well you at least have something to be grateful for.   What I’m Grateful For… I could likely go on… Read more »


Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted to have said… “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…. Read more »

It’s funny how fast time flies…or is continuing to fly. 100 days ago, yesterday, I posted about the 100 Day Dash – an initiative at my work to get everyone up and moving – stepping, to be more specific. I made a goal to get 15,000 steps per day with a total ending step goal of 1.5 Million steps… It’s funny when you make a goal…and then you’re put on a fairly competitive team who pushes you to do even… Read more »

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  Do you ever feel like you’re missing reality? Like you’re missing all the news? A few months ago I realized how much I did not pay attention to what was going on with the world… My other half mentioned something and it was a relatively big deal and I hadn’t even heard about it! I had, had enough! It was time for me to find a way to stay current with the world. But where could I find news… Read more »

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Well, here I am again – at the beginning of another week. It’s hot here in Louisville, although, I know it could be worse. WAY worse. I thought I’d give a little life update, as a small bout of writers block has me more confused and lost than ever on what to write to all of you out there. So, what brought on this bout? The most likely culprit is pressure. I feel it. A lot of it. Of course,… Read more »

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Here we are at the fourth and final post for the My Life In Snippets Beating the Heat Summer Series! Although I didn’t receive new ideas – I have seen a lot of support for this series, of which, I, of course, appreciate very much! 🙂 I have a few more ideas of how you can stay cool during the summer heat! Sunglasses are in style – wear them! Protect your eyes from the sun – it’s way less painful!… Read more »

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Here we are with Foodie Friday tailored to the Beating the Heat Summer Series here at My Life In Snippets. Eating the right foods in the summer is vital to staying cool. During the late fall and winter time, my stomach frequently longs for comfort foods like baked potatoes, soups and heavy meals. However, in the summer time, it’s better to keep meals light and on the cool side. I posted in a prior piece that during the summer you… Read more »

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Hey! I’m back with round two of tips to beat the summer heat! Dresses and light-colored clothing! Clothing made from material meant to wick away sweat is not just for the athletes – it’s meant to help you stay cool as well! Wear a wet bandana 🙂 – You may think I’m crazy but keeping a cool cloth on your neck or forehead while out in the summer heat yields relief necessary to staying cool and keeping happy! Cold Showers,… Read more »

Beating the Heat -- Courtesy Upsplash

Phew! It’s August, and I’ve always been told that August is by far the hottest month of the year. (Maybe it’s because everyone is just so sick of the heat…). So, I’ve decided to share some tips throughout this week (for a total of four posts) regarding how to stay cool.   Water – drink up! Lately, I’ve been making more of an effort to stay hydrated. And yes, that means more than 8 glasses of water a day. I’ve… Read more »

Fitbit Logo

If you didn’t know, I’m the proud owner of a Fitbit One. I love it. So, what is it? Fitbit is a company that produces fitness trackers and devices. I’ve had my Fitbit One for a little over a year, and prior to that I had the Fitbit Force for a while. The Force has been discontinued do to a rash/burn it produced on very few people (myself included). That’s okay, though as they have an entirely new set of… Read more »