A summarized guide to Essentialism: How to live a truly meaningful, productive life
How do you know when sleeplessness, weight gain, and night sweats are simply signs of getting older or something more? Lately, I’ve been remembering the complaints and jokes I heard from grandmothers and aunts as a kid, about what happens to women’s bodies as they age: insomnia, weight gain, moodiness. The irony is that most […]
A photo tour in both ‘showings mode’ and IRL.
When I saw an ad for a Dream Home Giveaway in HGTV Magazine, I swooned over the photos for a moment, but decided not to enter. I’d tried my hand at this competition in the past — actively submitting multiple times per day for a few weeks, only to come up Dream Home-less, along with […]
Holly Seymour Jasinski has spent most of her adult life helping others. For more than 10 years, the 45-year-old has worked for Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence, a nonprofit in West Michigan that responds to, reduces, and prevents domestic and sexual violence. Before moving to Grand Rapids in 2008, she managed a large domestic violence […]
When the alarm sounded at 6 am, I woke up damp and chilly, my nightshirt slicked to my sides. When I came to, I did a mental recap of the night before. I’d fallen asleep at 9:30 pm, after my nightly regimen: Lamotrigine (full disclosure, for Bipolar II), melatonin, and an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. […]
Hi. My name is Amy, and I’m perimenopausal. Do you know what perimenopause is? I didn’t know much about it until fairly recently when I embarked on a quest to figure out what this “condition” is all about. By reading a number of over-the-counter medical articles, I’ve learned that it can be a wacky rollercoaster […]
^ My home office is rarely this tidy, but I try. My Danish modern teak “desk” is also an expandable dining room table, which I inherited from my grandparents. My writing chair (the Kardiel Wegner Wing Chair) is just right for sitting cross-legged with a laptop. 1. My design style is messy minimalist Aka stuffinista […]