What Happened When I Didn’t Eat Dairy for a Month | Non-Dairy January

This weekend I should be counting down and stocking up on heavy cream to celebrate the end of my month-long dairy elimination challenge.  Instead, I’m tightening the screws just a little more and buckling in for at least a few more weeks.  You see, Sturdy Readers, some interesting things have happened over the past few… Continue reading What Happened When I Didn’t Eat Dairy for a Month | Non-Dairy January

Keep On | Music Monday

We did it, Sturdy Women! One week of 2022 is down. What are you doing with the next 51? Maybe you made resolutions, goals, and plans. (Did you take my advice to first celebrate 2021?) Are they going strong or already falling off track? Don't worry, gorgeous, only 8% of New Year's resolutions are successful.… Continue reading Keep On | Music Monday

Pillars of Self-Care

Walking is the foundation of my self-care routine and today is a rare day I'm not doing much of it. After a long streak of 60-70 degree weather, winter finally arrived in Washington, D.C. and the sidewalks are alternately covered with heavy wet snow or black ice. At the time I'd normally be heading out… Continue reading Pillars of Self-Care

You are OK

Here, roughly 28 hours before the New Year, I feel compelled to remind you that you are ok. Right now. As you are. Already bloggers and online news outlets are cuing up articles for January 1, 2022. Lose weight! Eat better! Look younger! Save more money! Everything is so negative, implying that what we look… Continue reading You are OK