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November 30, 2010

Always Put Yourself in Charge

Not to quote the Sound of Music or anything but "Whenever God closes a door somwhere he opens a window." Thank you Fraulein Maria. Whenever I feel down and gloomy in the world somehow something comes along to open my eyes, straighten my gaze and keep me on my path. I was standing in line at the doctors yesterday with my head down and my shoulders hunched. It had been a rough couple of days.…
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November 29, 2010

Shop Local This Holiday

This year I have decided I am going to only shop local for Christmas. Speaking to local vendors and searching through local crafts has been really entertaining and an eye opening experience. There are so many wonderful people out there, running amazing businesses and so often they go unnoticed. It is so great to speak to small mom and pop shops or Amish farmers and encourage them to "keep up the good work." In order…
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November 24, 2010

5 Ways to Have an Awesome Family Dinner (Great Job!)

It's that loving time of year when families across the nation get together to eat a dead bird in remembrance of killing the Native Americans off and taking over their land. In honor of this great holiday, I have compiled a list of 5 ways to have an awesome family dinner this Thanksgiving. Here they are in no particular order: 1. Arrivials Make sure to arrive at least thirty to fourty minutes after the meal…
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November 5, 2010

Really?!?

You might know the skit from SNL's Weekend Update. But if you don't know it check it out here. This is the Sookton List of "Really?!?" 1. Really, users of CNN this headline is more popular on CNN than this headline? Really!?? I mean I know we come from a world where death and destruction are the norm but bombing a place of worship? If that happened here there would be a national outcry. It…
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November 4, 2010

I Promise…

I want you to do this now. Stop what you are doing. Put down that coffee. Grab a paper and a pen and follow my lead. Write these two words down: I Promise. Now fill in the blank. These are YOUR promises to yourself. You could write yourself one promise or fifty, it doesn't matter. It could be something private or something you want the world to see. It could be something that can immediately…
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