40-something, overweight laid off and wanting to dive into a jar of Nutella, is NOT the way I would like to be remembered! I spent 15 working in non-profit and local government organizations in the areas of youth development, urban planning and economic development and program and project management. I enjoyed serving the citizens in my community, but was laid off about eight years ago. Since then, I taught Zumba, tried my hand at Nursing school, started a consulting firm and helped my hubby become a small business owner. I still want to help people make their lives better, improve their health and quality of life. This blog chronicles my rants, raves, books, the weather, politics, religion and life as I know it.