Whether you decide to go this winter or summer, taking a trip west across Colorado to arrive at beautiful Telluride will make memories. Although it is amongst the state’s top destinations from all around the world, the town has worked hard to maintain its authentic, western, small town, historical ambiance. A visit to Telluride will […]
Author Archive | Elayne
If someone has told a child that they cannot “be” something, guess what? They believe it. Those negative seeds are implanted in their heart and mind. When adversity rears its ugly head, they will recall those words and convince themselves that they cannot do or be something.
What’s for Dinner? Let’s face it, we all need that one “no fear” recipe in our arsenal that we go to when company is coming. No more panicking or fretting about likes, dislikes, allergies, gluten-free, how long it takes or if it is healthy enough. All any of us want is an easy, sure-fire crowd […]
Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations. A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside. Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away. Let us not get so caught up in our […]
It’s now the year 2018. A revolution is coming. A movement, in fact, where we no longer throw out empty words. Words such as “Let me know if you need anything?” or “Is there is anything I can do?” when a friend is in need. We all know where those words end up. They fall […]
We don’t ask anyone to bring anything other than themselves. Most people are relieved to not have another thing on their to-do list. They walk in with a sort of a relaxed swagger and grin on their face—just happy and grateful to take part and be taken care of for a couple of hours.
Do I feel the need to validate myself and explain my career decision with past accolades and honors to reassure myself and others of my choice? Not anymore. I used to apologize and dismiss the very notion of this choice, but now that I’m deep into the teen years with my three kids, the value of […]
By Day 3, they started to come around. They woke up happy and I smugly thought to myself, “Pat on the back mom, they needed this as much as you did. Way to stand your ground.”