Pause. Listen to something smooth and breezy.

15 Smooth Jazz Artists for a Relaxing Day It’s smooth and breezy, calm and easy. Call it “elevator music” if you want but for me, smooth jazz—a subgenre of jazz music—can easily put your heart and mind at ease or let your soul move and groove to the untroubled and flowing sounds of the saxophone,…

Lucky or blessed?

I consider a stroke of luck as being at the right place at the right time. When you’re in line to buy tickets to a show and someone walks by and says, “I have some extra tickets” then hands them over to you for free. Before feeding it a dollar in quarters, you find out…

Live simply

  Easy, straightforward, effortless, minimal, simple: The fresh, clean and liberating feeling of not having any makeup on your face. The elegance of wearing a black dress and your favorite high heel shoes for a glamorous night out. An old fashioned doughnut minus the sprinkles, glaze or candy bits. Using a Crockpot to make savory…

Look closer

  I was at a small local art gallery last fall when I walked by this stunning stained-glass window. I was completely captivated and stood there for a moment, admiring the rich, vibrant colors casting a soft glow of natural light from outside. After taking a picture, I started to walk away when I noticed…