Wearing Face Masks Strongly Confuses Counterparts in Reading Emotions

Full study available here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.566886/full While mask mandates have relaxed in some areas, many people continue to wear masks for various reasons, even when not required. School children are still mandated to mask up for school, although unmasking could be warranted due to: -Transmission and infection rates in schools are lower than in the general... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Things are so much better in my world since the new year arrived, probably thanks to a few little changes. Here are my resolutions for this year: Exercise every day Start each day with a grateful heart, a positive attitude, and loving intentions Don't eat sugar Have more fun It took one day to feel... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day and other things

Tonight I arrived home to a special dinner, flowers, cards, and dessert made my sweet family. I did not take pictures, but I think I just might remember it forever, anyway. This is the recipe that Anna used to make the super yummy chocolate mousse we had for dessert. We also watched a cheesy, romantic... Continue Reading →

Another year

With just two days left of this year, my heart is contemplative and nostalgic.  2018 was a year of change and challenge for me and probably many others in the world. I wonder what 2019 will bring for the world, for our country, for my family, for myself.  We can never know, and this terrifies... Continue Reading →

I am a doula!

Today at 4 pm, I officially became a doula! There is still work to do until I will be DONA-certified, including to attend 3 births.  At this time, I have no births lined up. So, I am putting it out there that my doula services are available at a low/negotiable cost, including birth photography. My plan is to become certified... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

This New Year's Eve, Mia stayed up with us until midnight.  We watched Where the Wild Things Are as a family, made mini pizzas, made cake and ate it, too.  We also had a little mishap that landed Mia in the ER, but it turned out to be ok so we will try to put... Continue Reading →

A new chapter.

I started tonight.  I had my first class as a graduate student! It was great. I am happy and excited to begin this new chapter and look forward to everything that sits ahead of me.  I have so much to learn and so much growing to do. My first class has only 6 other students... Continue Reading →

Fall vacation

Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember.  This fall has been the longest and most beautiful and pleasant fall that I can remember. We spent MEA weekend in Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls, and it was a treat. On the way there, we stopped and visited Michelle and... Continue Reading →

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