Better Beauty Vermont

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better~Maya Angelou


Just do your best

Just Play- Embrace Your Inner Child!

I don't know where she gets it from, though I know it's not me. My daughter has fallen in love with the piano. Her grandfather plays (he's kind of famous- ever hear of the Rising Storm?), I used to sing,... Continue Reading →

You Are What You Do 

I only recently began to think of myself as a runner again. I'm trying to get out at least three times a week. On Mondays I can run by myself. There's something magical about pushing yourself, getting past the point of quitting and literally going the extra mile. Feeling your body accept the task and re-energize. Thing is, you don't have to run hundreds of miles a week to be a runner. You just have to run.

Never Underestimate the Power of Easy

If there's anything more difficult than getting a clean diaper and a pair of pants on a toddler, it's getting sunscreen on them. Not only are toddlers wiggly, but even though sunscreen has never done anything to them, sunscreen is... Continue Reading →

You are capable of so much more than you can even imagine.

I've learned this very important lesson: You are capable of so much more than you can even imagine. There were days in the beginning where I wasn't sure I could get her to adulthood, but here we are- not at adulthood yet- but well into toddlerhood. She is a little human with a personality. She has skills.

Just Breathe

Sometimes life is crazy. Sometimes you need to step away and reset. I recently had a board meeting over in Lake George. Now, was the meeting as relaxing as hanging by the lake on a lounge chair-no, but it was... Continue Reading →

Cleaning up

There's never going to be a perfect time for anything. There will always be a reason not to. The day I went all in with those two lilacs, we were dog sitting, but toddler was roaming around and I was trying to keep track of all those moving parts without killing the lilacs. But I started, and it looks great. Well, it will look great soon... I hope. No, I know it will. They look a little rough up close right now, but with anything, put in the work now and reap the benefits later.

Going the Extra Mile

When was the last time you went above and beyond? When was the last time you stepped out of your secure world and did something that scared you or challenged you? Why should you bother? Why not? You have things... Continue Reading →

Living an Abundant Life

There's a lot of talk these days about living the life you want, following your passions and all those other cliches. It's something I struggle with because I struggle to really define what that means for me. Sometimes, being a... Continue Reading →

Imperfection Leads to Results

Life is a series of best efforts. You do your best to exercise, eat well, recycle, reduce the chemicals in your home, engage with your family and learn something every day. Thing is, some days are better than others. It's... Continue Reading →

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