Walk the talk.

So, a few months ago my partner retired (early) and joined my blissful early retirement. Blissful until he joined. I mean. I’ve heard of couples enjoying every minute of their mutual retirement, I’ve read their stories (albeit not many of them, sorry- all that perfect sticky theme gets on my nerves). “we travel all the …

Does volunteering make you a better person?

Research conducted among people about to retire/dreaming of retirement found that when asked “what are you going to do in retirement?” 100 out of 100 people answered, “obviously travel and volunteer!”. ***I have no idea if such a research was ever conducted. but I’m pretty sure these would be the results. Why? well- because people …

Why I stopped baking vegan cakes.

I need to be clear here- in case you were thinking- “Hear ye! hear ye! the great baker of the decade stopped baking vegan cakes!” that’s hardly the case, although I did try to make it work. But failed. My cakes always looked sad. no other way to describe them. I’m sure there are tons …

The processed snacks dilemma: to keep or not to keep?

When I was a young mother, I remember experienced mothers talking about how you should never prevent your children from having snacks -and since these were the happy oblivious 90’s- they meant processed snacks, not almonds and carob chocolate organic what not’s-I mean the hardcore toffee -chocolates -chips-marshmallows-popsicles made of nothing but white sugar_artificial colors: …

Everything is definitely connected.

I think it’s safe to assume you knew that already. didn’t you? So I was thinking about the quality of my workouts lately and decided I should share my insights since I have a lot of free time to think about all kinds of stuff working people don’t have the time to stop and wonder …

Why bother making your bed every morning?

“Organized people always make their beds first thing in the morning!” Well sure- I know that. But why?? I mean- Your’e going to mess it up again come evening, and assuming no one (such as, for instance- you mother in law) is coming for a (thorough) visit -and you don’t mind – Then why not …

The lessons I learned from a cat…

All my life, I avoided cats. Simply had nothing to do with them. I was sure I was a dog person- and I was also sure that this is an either/ or situation. Cats do have that distancing spoiled self sureness about them- they always look as if they are doing you a favor by …

Embracing the nerd within me.

I know a lot of people who have tattoos. some even have many. Some are very close to me- 2 of my kids+my partner have them- the above picture is the tattoo my son had in honor of our beloved dog, Sirius, who passed away a few months ago. (still brings tears to my eyes …

Does changing your mind=failure??

So, I’ve had this “math fantasy” for a long time. There you go- Just when you thought you’ve heard every strange fantasy, comes a strange new one and opens your perspective. The thing is, when I were in high school, I liked the cleanliness of math equations. the fact that there was a clear cut …

The best birthday present ever!

So, last week I celebrated 52, and I got the perfect gift from my kids. I am not just saying this because they are my kids. Or because the eldest is a devoted subscriber and frequently comments on my content.(in private messages though. I guess it is uncool to publicly comment on your mother’s blog).  …