Finding Grace & Gratitude in True Grit

  The hard stuff makes us stronger right? Do you ever wonder how much more you can possibly take? I had a pretty rough week between the anniversary of my best friend’s suicide, sadness, being overwhelmed with work deadlines and a big fundraising project I’m helping to work on — oh an the daily grind…

Beets for breakfast? The answer is yes!

  A couple weeks ago at On Orange, one of our favorite brunch spots in Lancaster, there was a special on the menu that caught my attention, but I had to have my “usual,” the Indian omelette. So, I bought the ingredients and whipped up this frittata inspired by that special and the results were…

Will Boomers Ever Respect (or Even Accept) Xennials & Millennials?

Respect may be pushing it. Acceptance would be a step in the right direction. As social media allows all generations of people to share their inner-most thoughts at any given time, especially in the dark lonely hours, memes and posts portray more of disconnect than a longing to connect. Some Traditionalists and Boomers born before…

Microwave Monday: And I’m okay with that

Like putting the oxygen mask on yourself first, I have long been struggling with the fact that in order to make time for myself, to exercise for example, I am going to have to cut corners elsewhere to make time. Which, as a working mom who works about 30 hours a week (better than 60…

Grilled Portabella Stuffed with Kale & Ricotta

You guys. This dish I made up with stuff I had around from our CSA and in the fridge was more than just effective at using up ingredients, it’s a new favorite at the Heany House. I’ll tell you why: it’s flavorful, it’s filling and it’s loaded with good-for-you veggies. This is a great option…

Spread the Love from Lancaster

We take for granted sometimes the simple joys we have – the hygge (a Danish word pronounced HOO-GA) – that describes the heart-warming feeling that comes from taking pleasure in ordinary, everyday moments. It’s a coziness of the soul that comes from making the pleasure of making life special, beautiful, meaningful. I found this for…

The Story Behind the Image

Do you ever meet someone and kind of take them at face value? Maybe even judge them a little? Or put them into a category of your mental files? In this digital age we live in, we’re not even often seeing people face to face – our pictures on the Internet, on social media in…

Kale & Butternut Squash Soup

I made this simple soup to eat light and detox a bit this week before the big Thanksgiving feasts. Inspired by a beautiful bunch of kale I picked up at market and the last little butternut squash from our summer garden, this recipe is perfect for #MeatlessMonday and the cold temps that have rolled in….

Frog Pose Versus Facebook

Today I chose frog pose instead of Facebook. Normally on a Saturday morning, I’d be drinking my coffee thumbing through my newsfeed on my phone and suddenly realize an hour or so had gone by. This morning, I strained in a position that rather looks like a dead frog on the yoga studio floor thinking…

Today Women Will Grab Trump by the Ball…ots

Today is a big day in our country. A moment in history. Eight years ago, we made history. Today, we will walk #StrongerTogether in white like the suffragists before us to vote for our first female president. But this won’t be the end of it. It won’t “just be over” today. For the last eight…

Lunch Love Notes: How a simple act means more

Did your mom ever leave you “napkin notes” in your lunch as a kid? It’s a small gesture, but fond memory I have. And now that I’m a wife and mom, it’s a little tradition I enjoy sharing with my loved ones. I started doing it for my husband back when we were dating (yes,…