The Science of Smiling: Why Smile?

The Science of Smiling: Why Smile?

I’ve never loved my smile. I sometimes feel like my face falls apart when I smile. You see, I have a small mouth and sometimes …

 

Other People’s Reactions

Other People’s Reactions

I met a woman earlier this week who had been diagnosed with celiac disease that day. She overheard a friend of mine saying something about how …

 

How To Take A Sick Day & Not Get Sick – The Preemptive Sick Day

How To Take A Sick Day & Not Get Sick – The Preemptive Sick Day

We hear things like “take care of yourself” all the time; most of us try to do that. They say an apple a day keeps the …

 

Becoming a Precocious Introvert & Discovering My Inner Performer

Becoming a Precocious Introvert & Discovering My Inner Performer

Up until about a year or so ago – when I was diagnosed with celiac disease – I was an extreme extrovert. I grew up in …

 

Goofing Around, Then Belly Flopping Into a Band :: Our First Gig

Goofing Around, Then Belly Flopping Into a Band :: Our First Gig

Sometimes you have to work really hard and sometimes you don’t. I feel like I’ve spent most of my life on the hard-working end of …

 

The Importance of a Girlfriend Getaway – a.k.a. Gigglefest 2014

The Importance of a Girlfriend Getaway – a.k.a. Gigglefest 2014

Sometimes when I mention getting together with “The Ladies,” my friends will roll their eyes and say, “Which ladies, Jen? I can’t keep up with …

 

Reflections On Sickness & Health + Cooking With My Sister

Reflections On Sickness & Health + Cooking With My Sister

It’s been a year and a half since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I’ve been reflecting on the changes I’ve gone through throughout this healing …

 

Health, Friendship & a Speaking Engagement

Health, Friendship & a Speaking Engagement

I write quite a bit about getting healthy, and so often it’s from the perspective of diet and exercise. Today, I want to talk about friendship …

 

Turning 43

Turning 43

It seems like so many people, women in particular, dread getting older.  At some point, they even start to withhold their true age. Yesterday I turned …

 

The Newfangled Six Million Dollar Woman + 2 GREAT Recipes: Part 5 of My Sugar Detox Series

The Newfangled Six Million Dollar Woman + 2 GREAT Recipes: Part 5 of My Sugar Detox Series

This is part 5 of a series of posts that I’ve writen: Part 1, Part 2, Part 2.5, Part 3, Part 4 and today’s post. This …