December 2012

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~Ben Franklin This quote was the opening for a documentary entitled Happy that I recently watched, and it was the premise of the film. It was a fascinating look at what is the most sought after emotion. Some […]

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Restoring Our Faith

December 16, 2012

in Life Lessons

When a tragedy strikes, we, as a nation, grieve with the victims and their families. We feel touched by the heartbreaking accounts when the tragedy is a natural disaster, but so much more when the tragic event is caused by another human being. Loss is loss–no less significant if children are swept away by a […]

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One of the three tenets of Naked Girl in a Dress is happiness, which is why it is written about here often. I have touched upon topics of gratitude, embracing change, optimism, forgiveness, happiness being a choice, and more. While there have been little happiness nuggets spread throughout this site, I thought it would be […]

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year; decorating the house, gathering with special friends and family, making wonderful holiday-centric meals, attending fun parties, and baking are all things people look forward to between Thanksgiving and New Years. Most people, that is. For anyone living with Celiac disease, who is gluten-sensitive, has Non-Celiac Gluten […]

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Saying Yes

December 7, 2012

in Relationships

 “I am never getting married again.” “There’s probably only a 10% chance we will still be together at Thanksgiving.” “You have no business remarrying either, Sean.” “Let’s promise to see that movie in December even if we are just friends at that point.” This is just a sampling of what Sean has endured with me. […]

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He’s Worth It

December 6, 2012

in Relationships

Readers have been on a roller coaster with me, sharing my excitement over a new relationship, and my tears at it’s conclusion. I write from my heart, sharing it all. When it comes to commitment, I prattle on about breaking out in hives whenever anyone mentions the M-word (marriage) and F-word (forever). It’s a stressful […]

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