Why is everyone searching for happiness?

What makes you happy? People are always searching for that very thing. They’re looking for happiness and feel unfulfilled when they can’t find it. I think people confuse happiness with euphoria and elation.

Moments of such intense feelings of excitement are great but not necessary all of the time. Is it not enough to be content with life? I mean, if you’re not consumed with grief, gloom, and sadness, why reach for something that’s not feasibly obtainable without the use of illegal drugs?

Stop trying so hard to insert meaning into life and enjoy simply existing.

Il dolce far niente: The sweetness of doing nothing.

Life has no purpose. It’s actually kind of pointless. Don’t try to figure it out; just LIVE it! Filling your life with things and activities isn’t going to force happiness to happen. Just relax and go with the flow!


Heaven Can’t Wait – St. Louis Magazine

A lengthy read, but worth sharing: Heaven Can’t Wait – St. Louis Magazine.

“Unless you dug it up and ate it, it’s not going to be a big threat.” said a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Coldwater Creek (illustrated by Vidhya Nagarajan)
Illustration by Vidhya Nagarajan

This is something I’ve been following a bit since I grew up near Coldwater Creek. I didn’t dig up dirt and eat it, nor did I actually play in the creek, but neither did countless others who are suffering illnesses (some rare) or have already died from them. When “cancer clusters” pop up on Continue reading

Vision & Photography

Trifocal vision is a pain in the ass.
The Trifocal Dilemma

I’m a photographer, and my eyes are getting old. My mind is still young, and I can hear and smell as well as my dogs. Those senses don’t help much when it comes to taking pictures. :( I have trifocal vision, but I will not get trifocal lenses.

I wear one pair of glasses when watching TV, going out, driving, and taking pictures. I have to lift my glasses or Continue reading

Soy Vanilla Latte

Homemade vanilla soy latte without an espresso machine.
Vanilla Soy Latte

Without the aid of fancy machines, I made a soy vanilla latte that tastes pretty good. Of course, it’s only my first attempt, but it was good enough to make a second cup!

How did I do it? I’m glad you asked! Brace yourselves, it’s pretty difficult… Continue reading

Most Comfortable Bra I’ve Ever Worn!

I don’t write many posts like this, but I have to share this because I am so incredibly picky about the way any article of clothing fits. I have sensory processing issues so if it pinches, binds, pokes, or scratches in any way, I’m not going to wear it. :P

Maidenform Bra 09441 Comfort Devotion Embellished Demi BraI took nearly a dozen bras of different brands and sizes into the fitting room, and this one was so soft and comfortable that I Continue reading

Vacation Continued | Rocky Mountain National Park

Feeling the heat, we decided to head for higher ground on Thursday … much higher ground. Trail Ridge Road sounded like the perfect solution. It may have been 60-something degrees at the Alpine Visitor Center, but it’s wickedly windy up there and feels much colder than what the thermometer tells you! Trying to stand still to take photos is not a simple task, either. I did manage to get some good shots for being up there mid-day. The best photos await the early birds and night owls for sure! Both are on the bucket list!

Rocky Mountain National Park - Trail Ridge Road

See more photos in my Google + album, Rocky Mountain National Park – Trail Ridge Road.

Once we made it to the top Continue reading