1. I read books and do crossword puzzles on my phone. I also play scrabble if I can. My kids say, “Mom, are you playing your nerd games?” To which I respond, “Yes, because nerd games are fun.” I also seem to have a nerd gene for writing down my goals. I usually use a dollar store notebook and a new page to track each day. Then I schlep this flimsy notebook filled with my soul lifting dreams everywhere; only to… Read More
  2. I love goals; write a book, become an investment advisor, open an art studio, climb a mountain – all great reasons to get out of bed in the morning or stay up late to accomplish something. If they were a food, they would be the dessert of life. Goals are the big visions you have for yourself, wrapped in a giant hug of emotional fulfilment.   But goals are easy.   Easy to think about, easy to write down, and… Read More
  3. It’s here. Every year I write an annual list of things that don’t (or shouldn’t) matter heading into the new year. The 2013 and 2014 lists had ten things – but given the shrinking attention span of the universe, I’ve cut it to seven.   #7 Protein Shakes   I’m going to anger a lot of giant-shaky-cup people that consume this oft stinky drink with zeal but let’s be honest, there are a thousand-million protein shakes to choose from –… Read More
  4. Cathy Jackson enjoying a Slice. It’s not when you hit “publish” that feels surreal, it’s the day that someone tells you, “I finished your book last night.”   I’ve heard lots of wonderful, amazing comments and reviews from people. They like the honest way I talk about my relationship with my husband; they are tickled to see a picture of my disastrous linen closet and some people have even cried a little. But, there are some people that say nothing… Read More
  5. Dare I be offended by the recent viral blog post about people who are late?           Yes, being consistently late is rude, and yes, you should strive to respect other people’s time but what bothers me about this post is that it doesn’t address the root of the problem. Lateness is not about a lack of respect for other people’s time but a lack of respect for oneself. When your plate is full with work, kids,… Read More