Don’t Give Up on Yourself…

I did it. I got in my 8-miler last week, which was surprisingly easy! Today I tackled the 10. I finished it, but based on how good I felt last week, I anticipated this 10 to be a walk in the park. It wasn’t. It was drudgery. Every last step. I wanted to give upContinue reading “Don’t Give Up on Yourself…”

Finding the Extraordinary

My family, like all families, is struggling to adapt to life under self-quarantine. It has been tricky because “normal” is redefined every day. California is now on state-wide lock down, and everything changes so quickly.  I’ve asked the kids to journal every day. “This is history in the making!” I eagerly tell them. “Record itContinue reading “Finding the Extraordinary”

All About That Base…

I recently finished a delicious novel delving into the world of perfume making. While it was a work of fiction, I learned a tremendous amount about the art of creating scents.  Fragrances are complex orchestras of individual smells. Layers of aromatic notes – top, middle and base notes – that work together to create aContinue reading “All About That Base…”