living fully


On Canned Chicken and Expectations 2

This week I bought canned chicken. That’s kind of a big deal for me. I’m not a health nut, but I like to think myself on the healthier end. And definitely not one who buys something like canned chicken when I could easily buy fresh chicken breasts and cook them up. (Come on, that’s what crockpots are for.) But I came to a point where the thought of actually trimming the chicken breasts, plopping them into the crockpot with some […]


Create vs. Consume

On this blustery day, I’ve been reflecting on the unconscious choice we all make every day. To consume. It’s not “bad” and it’s not a purposeful choice, it’s just a default. I know it’s true for me at least. When I have minutes to spare, I tend to either start browsing social media, or do some form of shopping. (Shopping for me is usually not clothes, but houses and vacations. I have expensive taste, apparently.) I caught myself this morning […]


Don’t Save It

“I can’t use those candles, I’m saving them for later.” “No, don’t eat those chocolates! I’m saving them!” “That bottle of wine is for a special occasion.” How many times have you said something similar? The candle, chocolate, wine or whatever it is is special to you. Maybe it cost more than you’d usually spend, or you just feel that to burn candles for everyday life would make them lose their importance. Those are good, legitimate reasons for keeping those things. But […]