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 […]

The Love Club – Kick Your Emotional Bully’s to the Curb

I have always been a People Pleaser. I don’t like to admit that, but I am. It’s a behavior trait that makes me very good at my various jobs in the wellness and fitness industry.  I am service minded, and I take care of my clients.  I want them happy when they are with me, […]

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 […]

Where The Girls Are.

Good Morning! I’m in LA this week, visiting my most beautiful, wise, and talented daughter who introduced me to a gal named Kimmy Cricket.  Kimmy, a young woman herself, is a tour de force who is offering virtual and real life skills training, emotional support, and a safe place for girls and young adults to […]

Sunshine on My Shoulders

  I grew up in Woodstock, New York in the 60’s and 70’s.  In high school, I knew I was going to have to get creative in order to get out of upstate New York.  My art teacher coached me through submitting applications for art school, I got a scholarship into Pratt institute in Brooklyn. […]

The Best Days of Our Lives

Good Morning, Sweet Friends. It’s December, and I’ve sprained my writing muscle.  My brain is crampy.  I’m listening to Stan Getz and looking at our Christmas Tree, and writing utter garbage. Even though nothing is flowing smoothly this morning, I wanted to share something with you that keeps occurring to me, and I think there […]