beach body

Last week my family went to Costa Rica. As I was packing, I had a crisis of confidence. And all because we were going to be at the beach. In the weeks and months leading up to our departure, I didn't go on any crash diets or change my eating habits. I didn't spend hours … Continue reading beach body



I'm in Costa Rica with my husband and younger daughter this week. It's our last spring break before she leaves for school in August. We've traveled a lot with our daughters -- domestic and international; urban, rural, and beaches; hot, warm, and cold climates. I find beach vacations to be a tiny bit challenging because … Continue reading mañana


I've been feeling a bit blah recently and I don't know why. I'm wondering if it's March, because the weather here has been mostly dreary. Or possibly because I'm feeling some frustration professionally. Whatever the reason, I've been slacking on some things that I know I should be more diligent about but haven't been able … Continue reading slacking


I recently read the following somewhere online: I once asked a very successful woman to share her secret with me. She smiled and said to me.. "I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me... I stopped fighting with my in laws... I stopped … Continue reading success