Living With Gusto

Strength: You’ve Got It

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." Bob Marley Most of us have been through things that have shown us—beyond our imaginings—what we are capable of. As we think back on those horrible days we are in awe of our perseverance and accomplishment, wondering how we… Continue reading Strength: You’ve Got It

Christmas Reflections, Mimi's Messages

All They Want For Christmas Is YOU!

We pressure ourselves to get the best Christmas gifts for our children. We just want them to be excited and happy. Well, guess what? This teacher tells us that what has mattered most to her students is spending time with their parents. And as a retired teacher, I can vouch for her. Kids want US!… Continue reading All They Want For Christmas Is YOU!

Living With Gusto

“This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Fiction.”

"Humans love a good story!" Yes! Enter Passionista At Large. I love stories. I love to tell stories. I love to read stories. I'm a voracious reader. And I seriously struggle with non-fiction unless it's written in a storyteller-like way. When I was teaching elementary school I turned everything I could into a story. I… Continue reading “This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Fiction.”