Gratitude is Sexy

I don’t know about you but I’m really good at being grateful in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. The rest of the year…not so much. I may have a fleeting thought of thankfulness for a sunny day or a particularly fun weekend with my family, but I am certainly not very intentional with being … More Gratitude is Sexy

Book Rant: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

As the title suggests, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is  charming, delightful, and endearing. It contains all of the elements of a cozy and absorbing read: Lovable characters – check. Cross-cultural references and experiences – check. Character development – check. Humorous moments – check. The urge to read “just one more chapter” – check. … More Book Rant: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Book Review: How to Make a French Family

When a reader picks up this memoir from a bookstore, they should be given a complementary pair of rose-colored glasses to match the author’s perspective. In How to Make a French Family, Samantha Verant recounts her experience of rekindling young love and becoming part of a blended family as an expatriate in Southwestern France. I … More Book Review: How to Make a French Family

Books About Nature

So far in this blog series we’ve covered how being in nature makes us better humans and how to make time for nature in each and every season. In this post I’ll share where I got my inspiration, as well as books I hope to read in the future and children’s books to inspire the … More Books About Nature