Hoo-gah

A definition of hygge: According to Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), is a Danish concept that embodies love, family, homey-ness, and an overall sense of well-being that is settled not in the things we have but in the people we surround ourselves with and an atmosphere we create….

Summer Plans

I have finally finished my last paper for the semester, I only have four more weeks of teaching, and we already have three (3!) camping trips booked. Summer break is just on the horizon and I am running to it with open arms. I am choosing to look at those two and half months of…

Keep Showing Up

A few weeks ago, I talked about my desire to lose quite a bit of weight with the promise that I would check in periodically. Here I am! Checking in! Oh, it’s not been easy, this path I’m choosing to follow. Lately I have been feeling fairly defeated. It started with realizing that the weight I…

Just Before Spring

I spent all of February saying that it is quite possibly the hardest month to get through, but March is proving me wrong. We had a pretty wild winter storm this past Tuesday. It landed the littles and I at my parents’ house. My husband had to work and planned to stay with a coworker…

My Year with Zoloft

About a year ago I was sitting in the car. I had been sitting there for nearly an hour. It was 9 o’clock at night. My phone was buzzing again and I forced myself to look down and see that it was my husband calling again. I looked away, frozen in my seat, arms feeling too…