Second Hand Stress

Knew it existed.. didn’t know it had an actual name. Second hand stress is the emotional and physical response we experience because of someone else’s stress and anxiety. A test back in 2009 found that exposing people to pheromones in simple stress sweat could trigger the fear center of their brains even when there was…

Heavenly Coincidence

“Is she the woman with the southern drawl?” I asked my friend as we texted back and forth, “the one with diabetes whose glucose monitor beeps every once in a while in class?” “No..” came the next bubble, “that’s not her-that’s Mary*, Faye*’s kinda quiet, a snowbird– she’s doesn’t live here year-round.” “The one with…

Movie Recommendation – The Four Seasons Lodge.

The Four Seasons Lodge (available on Prime) is a precious documentary about a group of Holocaust survivors who travel to the Catskills each summer to spend time together catching up, reminiscing, dancing, singing, playing cards, swimming, drinking and worshipping. Little cottages dot the picturesque property and every year the groundskeeper airs them out in time…

Driveways: The new front porches.

My husband and I take a daily evening bike ride and a long walk every morning. It is in these moments that we are wrapped in the silver lining of this sad and worrisome season. You’d never know it watching TV or scouring the internet, but the spirit of hope, creativity and friendship is alive…

Daisy

Rachel was literally in a full gallop, running towards us with a HUGE smile on her face. It wasn’t my husband or me she was excited to see, nope..it was our dog, Daisy. It’s always Daisy..and after two years with this little love puff we are used to her drawing people in. Rachel though; she’s…