Things they don’t tell you when you’re 20

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In less the a month, my 50th year on the planet will come to a close, opening the door to Year 51. I’ve taken many selfies during the year under the #cz50selfiesat50 on Instagram. I haven’t really taken 50 yet. After a while, selfies can feel like pulling teeth when you never really leave your house. Bottom line: vacations are … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThings they don’t tell you when you’re 20

Tell me about books that you read and were sad when they were over

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I recently finished Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, and by recently I mean last night and I had started it the night before. My friend Stephanie had posted about it, and said she literally read it in one sitting. I can completely see why. I only split the days to read it because a) I needed my beauty rest and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTell me about books that you read and were sad when they were over

File under ‘there’s a first for everything’

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The time: Sunday morning. The place: our family room. The purpose: to become one with the universe… or actually just to have better strength and flexibility. The participants: Dan and Cathy Zielske, married 25 years and working on being more connected by doing more things together, like online yoga classes. Stranger things have happened. What you see in this rather grainy selfie I took was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFile under ‘there’s a first for everything’

Present Participle List for 2017

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January is well underway, my friends, and here a few things I’m doing. Adding a bit of weight lifting into my weekly routine. Last year, a friend recommended I pick up Strength Training, Exercises for Women, from DK Publishing, and I have to say, it’s a great resource for those of you who try to exercise at home. I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for 2017

My One Little Word for 2017

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If you’ve never heard of Ali Edwards’ One Little Word project you may have been living under a big-assed, memory keeping rock for many years. I say that in all fun, but her idea is a fantastic concept and literally thousands of women have joined in over the years. I’m no exception. While I don’t technically DO the class content, I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy One Little Word for 2017

My blog’s Best of 2016 as voted by me

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It’s that time again when I go through my year of posts and pick out the ones I think were either a) good, b) decent, or c) worth another look. You should know this is a relatively subjective process that I try to do annually. One thing I’m fully aware of as I look back, this past year I posted … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy blog’s Best of 2016 as voted by me

The gift of chilling out

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I decided to take most of the week off from any real work and it feels really good. As self-employed, small business woman, there are some real perks to my schedule. I can go to Target whenever I feel like it. I could take a nap every day if it didn’t mean I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep until roughly 3 … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe gift of chilling out

The year that was in general health and fitness

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I used to blog a lot more about health and fitness… specifically, mine. Remember that? If you click here, you can read post after post after post after post on the very subject. Lots of before photos. Lots of after photos. Then more let’s try this again photos. There was some whining. There were some truths. But basically, this has been … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe year that was in general health and fitness

In search of the perfect scent

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In search of the perfect scent…

It all started when I flew to Seattle earlier this month to surprise my best friend, Molly, for her 50th birthday. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that it smelled really clean… a fresh laundry-like smell that reminded me little of Fels-Naptha. (If you use this product, you’ll know instantly the smell of which I speak.) Now this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIn search of the perfect scent

Happy Thanksgiving

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One of the things that I love most about having a digital photo library, is how easy it is to quickly go through the years and revisit a particular holiday such as Thanksgiving. Seeing photos of my kids and their cousins that feel like a lifetime ago. Sometimes the photos were taken very far away from our home in Minnesota. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHappy Thanksgiving