A Morning Routine to Up-Level Your Whole Day

Written By: Erin Smith

January 7, 2019

The world’s most successful people all have a structured morning routine. They know that we should intentionally start the way we want to finish. Are you someone who hits the snooze button until the last minute and then rushes around to get to work or school? The snooze button is simply another arrival fantasy, a […]

Appreciations Over Apologies

Written By: Erin Smith

January 2, 2019

Izzie and I were in Target recently. It was close to Christmas and the store was full of shoppers. Every aisle was crammed with people, sardines packed tight with overfilled red carts. One woman in the make-up aisle seemed especially harried. She mowed over my child, clearly irritated that the sea of humanity wasn’t parting […]

Why Your Should Choose an Affirmation Instead of Make a Resolution

Written By: Erin Smith

December 19, 2018

We once had a dog named Maya that was obsessed with this specific neon green tennis ball. Nothing made her happier than retrieving that ball over and over for any human willing to toss it for her. The human tired of this retrieval game far quicker than Maya. The Universe is like Maya, loyal and […]

The Gift of Disappointment: When Life Doesn’t Turn Out The Way You Thought it Would (Should)

Written By: Erin Smith

December 3, 2018

When I was young, my parents had a friend who threw these amazing holiday parties at his cabin in Disputanta. Driving across the Rockcastle County line meant Christmas had truly arrived. We drank cider and strung popcorn and danced whenever someone picked up a fiddle or banjo to make the season bluegrassy. The host was […]

Sit Down and Shut Up

Written By: Erin Smith

November 30, 2018

In the early 80’s, I rode the school bus to and from Providence Elementary. All the kids called our bus driver Sit Down and Shut Up because all we ever heard him say was, “Sitdownandshutup,” bellowed in one raspy breath as if the statement were a single word. That rude declaration might get a bus […]

Letting the Bread (and Yourself) Rest

Written By: Erin Smith

November 25, 2018

My love for carbohydrates is no secret. My father is a renowned baker and makes homemade bread, rolls and biscuits almost every week. Growing up, many a bad day was turned around by a hot roll dipped in melted, salted butter. For me, homemade bread tastes like comfort. Last week, I got my rolling pin […]