The Opposite of “Feh”

Maybe it was the seven or so Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies I ate last night. Maybe it was listening to Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" five times in a row (and knowing it's okay to go for six). Maybe it's because I did yoga every day this week (not going to yoga in a studio; just doing it myself, … [Read more...]

Cake “Feh”stival: The Winners!

Before I announce the winners of the (ta-daaa!) first-ever cherriesinwinter.com "Feh" Fighting Cake Giveaway, I'd like to thank you all for visiting this blog. Your comments were truly lovely, funny, sweet, encouraging, and laden with double-exclamation points. I'm going to ignore the fact that you … [Read more...]

The Grand "Feh"nale!

Many thanks to all of you who felt my "feh" last week. As I wrote about here, I was in a grand funk and had no real desire to get out of it. And I think that's what helped me finally get out of it. I neither tried to kill the "feh" state, nor did I feed it. Well, that's a total lie--if I wasn't … [Read more...]

I Heart Week, Day 4: I Heart Cake!!

Pretty.

I used to use one exclamation point. I mean, isn't one enough emphasis? But lately I've been noticing a trend in people using two (!!) exclamation points. Initially, I thought: overkill. Then it seemed cute. And now I see cases where one "!" is just not enough. As I wrote on The Huffington Post, … [Read more...]

I Heart Week, Day 3: I Heart “To Thine Own Self, Get Real”

I was thinking about Nana this morning. She was so self-possessed; she really knew herself, was comfortable in her own skin, made decisions and stuck with them because she knew her truth. She wasn't wishy-washy and limp-noodle-y like I am. I aspire to be the kind of woman Nana was--mature, honest, … [Read more...]