The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.

Parent: Honey, kiss everyone good night and off to bed. Kid: I don’t want to. Parent: Don’t be rude, kiss our guests goodnight. ***** Kid: I don’t want to hug Uncle Tim. Parent: Come on, he always takes really good care of you on your birthdays, let him know you appreciate it. ***** Teen: I […]

You Know you Can – So Do It.

Good Morning, my Friends.  Yesterday, I had taken my son to a Mexican restaurant for lunch. Another parent came in with his two older kids. Our eyes met, and we smiled at each other. It was clear that he was enjoying his down time with his kids, like I was. We had a moment and […]

Right Here. Right Now.

Good Morning.  I have one thing to tell you today; You will never have any kind of lasting happiness unless you make living in the present moment your regular jam.  That is just the truth. If you aren’t looking at what is right in front of you right now, you’re missing out on the jewels […]

Be The Helper

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers My kids and I have been watching the news like hawks.  My twenty-year old, Sam, knows the names of all […]

Growing up Slowly, Overnight

A few things fall under this category, Growing up Slowly, Overnight, for me today. I will keep adding to this list, as time goes on.  I hope to remind myself and everyone else who wears a human suit of the little things that could be universally helpful in our toolkits. Here are three truth’s of mine today that […]

When Life Serves You Cottonballs

I don’t eat elephants.  But when I do…I eat them one bite at a time. I had a dream when I was a kid that there were huge balls of cotton rolling through our woods towards our house. I knew they were evil cotton balls, so I grabbed my little sister’s hand and ran to […]

Happy Birthday, Cheeky Yum!

  Good morning, Blogee’s!  I am very happy to say, CheekyYum.com is now a year old.  I usually only have that kind of commitment to my bad habits. The good stuff I tend to skip here and there.  Like Meditation.  Something that I can do for free that will re-wire my brain and make my life […]

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Good morning my Friends. This is a dark time.  We need to decide how we’ll move through it and be of as much service to mother earth and our friends, families, and neighbors, even (especially) the ones we don’t like very much at the moment. Chaos comes before growth.  You have to turn and break […]

Armpit Love – A Bonus Post for my Cancer Brothers and Sisters, Survivors and Thrivers

Good Morning, my Friends! I wanted to re-tool this post I published some time ago.  I remade another batch of this homemade deodorant and just find it to be so fantastic I had to tell you about it again.  This recipe is important for a few reasons; Firstly, your lovely armpits are home to many […]

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS; Tools for Successfully Navigating Pond Draining and other Challenging Events

Many of us have gotten knocked around in the past two weeks and have experienced deep fear, shock, and high anxiety about what is to come.  It is a time of Fear and Loathing in the words of Hunter S. Thompson. This is a time that many of us are waking up. But we must manage […]