A Few Small Repairs

A Few Small Repairs

New home in suburbs. Check. Kid in good school. Check. Pilates business taking off. Check. Kidneys decide to go on strike. Check. …Wait a minute. That is NOT the plan! I am a doer. Maybe that’s because I’m a Midwesterner and I have a reputation to uphold. When I’m not...
How an Orangutan Saved my Summer Vacation

How an Orangutan Saved my Summer Vacation

We had not been on a real, non-working vacation since forever. We had to take our fourteen year-old son somewhere, anywhere, before it was too late. I wanted him to share the experience I had as a child of climbing in an over packed car and driving for days....
What Happens When You Practice Gratitude

What Happens When You Practice Gratitude

There is no better time to tap into your gratitude than when you’re sitting in the dialysis chair. When I first started dialysis, I noticed that there were two distinct groups of people: grumpy people and sparkly people. The grumpy people were always complaining....
What You Can Do When Your Hair Is Thinning

What You Can Do When Your Hair Is Thinning

Never in a million years did I think I would have to deal with thinning hair. Everyone in my family is blessed with an inordinate amount of healthy thick hair, so imagine my surprise when I started seeing my hair everywhere except for on my head. People lose hair...