Pick Myself Up, Dust Myself Off, & Start Over Again

A Brief Hiatus and Time to Regroup Hello again my friends. It has been a few weeks since I’ve written a new post, and I want to take this opportunity to explain. At this point in time, I probably don’t have enough readership for too many people to have noticed the disruption in my otherwise …

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Waking Up Is Hard To Do

I watch the blades of the ceiling fan spinning around and around. I roll to my left and give Hubby’s face a gentle shove—-he’s lightly snoring again. Inhale. Exhale. [...] Despite my best efforts, I really, really struggle to fall asleep at what most people would consider a “normal” time. Most nights, I spend a minimum of an hour awake in bed before my brain is willing to turn off and succumb to sweet, sweet slumber...

It’s All How You Look at It

The Fundamental Attribution Error in Action Not too long ago, as I was heading to work, I was sitting at a stop sign and waiting to turn out of my neighborhood onto the main road. It was a dreary day in the Chicago metro area---gray skies, a misty drizzle, and very foggy. Car after car …

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That’s Me in the Spotlight

Thoughts on Performance Anxiety Once upon a time, in a decade long, long ago, I was a competitive figure skater (OK, it wasn't that long ago, but it certainly feels that way to me). Even though it has been many years since I laced up my skates and stepped onto the ice, I can still …

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