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What a Good, Good Friday Feels Like

What a sunny, beautiful, warm Good Friday today was, complete with farm fresh eggs, open windows and Easter preparations. We took out the spring table cloths and tucked away our plaid dish towels for white linen ones. The flannel sheets were replaced with floral cotton and the house felt invigorated again. Easter weekend always brings about a […]

Celebrating Your Inner Irish (plus a shamrock shake recipe)

Today, I will celebrate my inner Irish by honoring my paternal great grandmother, Bridget Kilkenny. She grew up on a sheep farm in a thatched roof home, with a dirt floor, in Mayo county, Ireland. I can’t imagine what it was like to leave home, not yet 20, and venture to the United States alone. Like so […]

Why We Wear Red Shoes on the Ides of March

I know its late for a blog post, but I am I’m so glad the black cloud of today has finally passed! It was a gray, rainy, cold day here in PA – and appropriately, the ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae). Now that the day is over (and hopefully free of tragedy) I […]

Ten Habits to Cultivate Creativity in Your Everyday Life

We so frequently limit the word ‘creativity’ to one’s capacity to be artistic; however, true creativity is more broadly the ability to recognize patterns, generate novel ideas, solve complex problems, and communicate solutions effectively. For this reason – strengthening our creative brains is important for all of us. Below are ten habits to help you cultivate […]