A Better Self

Finding Yourself

I’m not always a fan of change. Change brings uncertainties, stress, a need for tailoring of thoughts, actions, finely chiseled habits. But change is necessary in many instances – including a change in ourselves and our lifestyles. However, sometimes I wonder if it is really a change, or rather a matter of us finding ourselves.…… Continue reading Finding Yourself


Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Soup

It is the end to another work week – thank heavens! It sure has been a busy one. Last weekend was wonderful because we had family visiting, however, unfortunately,  several folks also ended up being sick. On Saturday, I cooked some soup because, who doesn’t love soup when they feel bad?!   I love good…… Continue reading Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Motherhood & Life

Dreaming of Coffee at Luke’s

I have recently taken advantage of the fact that some wonderful human being decided to put all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, while also adding a more recent follow-up series Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. I always loved the simplistic beauty of life in Stars Hollow, but had forgotten just how…… Continue reading Dreaming of Coffee at Luke’s

Awards & Nominations

Sunshine Blogger Award

Well, I must say that I am just absolutely flattered by having been nominated for 4 awards within the last few weeks. Once again Ash, at Earth to Ash, has been kind enough to nominate Whole, Hearty, Happy for another award. Please be sure to stop by his page and check out his writings. He is…… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

Awards & Nominations

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello loves! What an honor to be nominated for another award! I want to thank Astha Jain over at Budding Poet and Ash Douglas at Earth to Ash for both being so kind and nominating Whole, Hearty, Happy for the One Lovely Blog Award. I find these nominations for awards such as this to be incredibly flattering. These are nominations…… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award


Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

Happy Friday, everyone! Here we are at the end of another week & halfway through the month of July. It is hard to believe that so much of the year has passed already. I find myself already dreaming of cooler weather, fall festivities, and the holidays to come. Although we are still hanging out in…… Continue reading Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese


How My Hormones Caused My Depression

Sounds like I’m using my hormones as a scapegoat, right? That’s exactly how I started to feel too. I have been dealing with symptoms of anxiety and depressions for some time now. If I was truly honest, possibly on and off throughout my life. But, the reality of it is that we all do at…… Continue reading How My Hormones Caused My Depression