Shoes that fit aren’t just for Cinderella stories

I love using things until they die. Sometimes I use them even after they’ve lost all ability for their original purpose, like using old bath towels for bath/kitchen mats. I do enjoy scouring the second-hand Facebook page to see if I can snag any items I need at a primo price, as well as appreciate… read more

Comfort Travel Hacks

I miss the days before airport security wasn’t so….strict. It was easy to sneak onto first class. All it took was waiting to be the one of the last ones to board, and then confidently sitting down in an empty cushy seat. Bring your beverage of choice from outside the security gate onto the airplane… read more

The Reality of My Reoccurring Nightmare

I went to the hospital to get what I call a “check up x-ray” of my back. This is something I’ve been putting off for years, though I knew it should be done more frequently. The last time I took a picture of my lumbar spine was in 2009, so five years without any imaging… read more

The “Vacation Diet”

I went on a diet recently. It required me to eat to my heart’s content for 24 days straight. Roasts, fried chicken, barbecues, seafood, ice cream, pies, pasta, cookies, fruits, cheese, veggies, bread, jerky…anything. The only “exercise” I actually did was a 10-minute hill sprint session immediately followed by a nap on the grass under… read more

Too Much of a Good Thing

I’m in a suburb of beautiful Auckland, New Zealand, a brisk 11 degrees Celsius right now. There is not a single cloud in the sky, and the slight breeze is very welcomed by the cat that is curled up next to me on the porch. I’m sitting in a wooden lounge chair made by a… read more