Tag Archives: Smitten

Let’s Shed the Shame of Ordinary Desire

Art by Andrei Markin

The year 2010 was filled with more changes than most folks would ever desire in a decade, let alone a single year. One of my biggest contracts ended early, which necessitated a career shift in February. I was no longer in the role of daily parenting. My mother was diagnosed with cancer. I met a […]

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Create Your Recipe for an Enchanted Life

Girl InThe Window for Collier Magazine (1952) by Jon Whitcomb

On the day that I am writing this, it is JB’s birthday and I am in the process of making him a birthday cake.  I chose an Ina Garten chocolate cake from Bon Appetit to try this year. As I was beating the butter for the frosting, impatiently willing it to become mooth and creamy, […]

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Decide to Make Your Dreams Your Reality

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When I confess that I love my daily life, inevitably I hear from someone deep in the muck that retort with a sarcastic “must be nice.”  That it’s easy for me to say the path to happiness is becoming smitten with yourself because my life is easy. That I can write about being enchanted with […]

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Be Enchanted With Your Life

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I’m going to tell you a little secret about me, so listen close. Because, though it’s about me personally, I never share anything that wouldn’t help you to create a life you love. I love the rhythm of my everyday life.  From waking up, to packing JB’s lunch, to my first cup of coffee. From […]

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Become Besotted with the Art of Living

Contemplative Beauty By Vladimir Volegov

It’s early morning as I write this little love letter to you. The sun is beginning to stream through the office windows belying the fact that we’re experiencing single digit temperatures. There are two lit candles on my windowsill and a cup of coffee on my desk. The house is blessedly quiet except for the […]

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