Young and Thrifty

In the world we live in there's always the temptation to buy sham happiness. I try to resist it. The yogurt we buy doesn't put on our face the happy smile of the model advertising it. The sports shoes on the billboard don't make us better runners. And even the latest bestseller from a familiar … Continue reading Young and Thrifty

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The Perfectionist In Me

When I shop for fruits or vegetables, I pick them with excessive care. The perfectionist in me searches for those without blemish, perfect in shape, firm to the touch. I know, however, that this is a fundamentally wrong way to shop for food in a world where food waste is a problem. When I have … Continue reading The Perfectionist In Me

Careful Ambition

A new year always comes with new hopes and expectations, but how much do we actually need to do to be successful and feel good in 2018? And does it depend that much on setting the right goals? About this time last year, I wrote a list of goals for 2017. I put in there … Continue reading Careful Ambition