Adulting is Hard.

By Peggie Arvidson Adulting is Hard. It’s a popular meme theme these days – “Adulting is hard.” Some variation of that shows up in my social feeds every week. And I laugh – usually wryly. Because I’m not in the business of one-upping pain and suffering (trust me, there is more than enough for us […]

May You Get Un-Busy

By Peggie Arvidson May You Get Un-Busy I’ve spent my life around busy people. In my 20s I thought that meant that to be worthy and successful, I too, should be busy. I took this constant busy-ness to mean that I was doing important things. My to-do list never ended. I joked – heck – […]

9 Lessons from the Mat

By Peggie Arvidson   9 Lessons from the Mat If you’ve been reading along for any amount of time you know that I’m a big believer that life, or the Universe, likes to toss a few curveballs in from time to time to make sure we’re on our toes. How we deal with the curveballs […]

Firsts and Lasts

By Peggie Arvidson Firsts and Lasts Firsts get a lot of attention, but lasts can sneak up and take your breath away. What is it about “Firsts” that grabs our attention? You know, “Aw, it’s our first holiday season with the new puppy!” kind of first. There are first kisses that get books and songs […]

How to Arrive at Your Destination

By Peggie Arvidson How to Arrive at Your Destination Life throws you curveballs. All the time. Right? You think you’re taking a train to Peoria and the next thing you know you haven’t even left the station. Or maybe you find yourself in the passenger seat, believing your driver is heading to Manassas and instead […]

Ya Gotta Have Faith….

By Peggie Arvidson Ya Gotta Have Faith…. “I don’t need to know how it works, but I have faith that every morning when I get out of bed my feet are going to land on the ground and I’m not going to float up in space…because….gravity.” She said it tongue in cheek as our conversation […]

What are YOU Grateful for?

By Peggie Arvidson What are YOU Grateful for? I have to admit it’s much easier to be grateful in November living in Tucson. The weather is pretty much perfect every day. It’s why the intrepid stay through the dusty, dry and yes, brutal summer heat – to really bask in the glory that is Autumn […]

Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

By Peggie Arvidson Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life   One of my nearest and dearest is participating in a triathlon as I’m writing this. Several months ago, when she announced this plan I was speechless. I admit I was awestruck – the enormity of a triathlon seemed insurmountable. My friend is active […]

Do You Want to Know the Meaning of Life?

By Peggie Arvidson Do You Want to Know the Meaning of Life?   I’m pretty sure the meaning of life is love. To be love. To pray love. Just love. This isn’t about romantic love, or even a parent’s love for their children. The way I see it, it’s a state of being that we […]

Are You Ready to Shine?

Are You Ready to Shine? When I was younger I had dreams of being in the spotlight.  At first I thought I’d be a famous ballerina, then a famous jockey, then the President of the United States.  I wasn’t sure how it would happen, but I always wanted to be seen.  I dreamed of being […]