If you saw someone running in the dark last night, it was probably me or someone like me. After all of the presents were unwrapped, dinner and dessert ravished, and time with loved ones was just so wonderful, I couldn’t but help myself than to sneak away in silence for a hour. Sometimes I find
COSTUME: SOMETHING NEW.
I birthed a pumpkin baby yesterday. This was my first pumpkin baby, and actually my first carving experience, ever. (We didn’t celebrate Halloween in my family as a kid, so no pumpkins for me – don’t judge). Yes, yesterday I carved a joie de vivre pumpkin. Nothing seemed more appropriate to me than
JOIE DE VIVRE ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
“We French found it, and we call it joie de vivre — the joy of living.” -Renee Repound Thursdays are good days to reassess why do you what you do. As your energy is waning from a long week, and you are eager for weekend pleasure, ask yourself what your Thursday means to you. For
The root of health is found in having the confidence in one’s self to care and nourish the beautiful machine that the body is. I have mentioned this before, but it’s worthy of being mentioned everyday. You are the skin that you are in, you have been and you always will be. I spent ten
JOIE [ironman m.dot] VIVRE: POWER WORDS.
If you’re going to care what people think, you need to stop writing your blog right now. -Erin Guerrieri The downside to writing a blog on positivity and being yourself is that sometimes people throw it back in your face. The upside is that I need it thrown back in my face. I have
MAGENTA IS THE NEW PINK.
Shades have been on my mind all day today, and I don’t mean the kind you put on your face or on your windows. I am talking about shades of color, and specifically, shades of pink as today was the grand pick-up date of my new Felt B-10 custom Barbie-painted-pink tri bike. Customized with my
BREAKFAST OF BAILEYS WITH A SQUEEZE OF HAPPINESS
I believe that it is possible to squeeze happiness out of every moment in life. The priorities and expectations that you set for yourself in any given day will ultimately determine the rest of your life, or at least your attitude towards living. Happiness is like a breakfast of champions — it will guide
Life is filled with joie de vivre in the moments we least expect it. Seven months ago, while on the phone with my New York City friend Angi, she was approached by a golden retriever carrying a balloon in his mouth. According to her story, it wiggled its entire body and practically smiled at her,
TIME FOR THYME
“The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are instruments and expression of God himself.” – Emmet Fox Fox states beautifully what I feel deep inside: that by living in the present moment and recognizing that present
Singing at the top of your lunges in a car is an experience that well, just makes life better. I lovingly call these serenading sessions “Melissa Melodies,” in honor of my best friend Melissa who introduced the beauty of this fine concept to me. When stressed, sad, happy, or just bored, Melissa was known to