Microadventure #6: Bird-Watching at Oscar Scherer State Park

This week’s microadventure has been every bit as much about the “who” as the “what” and “where.”  Yes, bird-watching at Oscar Scherer State Park was a new, unique experience for me. I’d never really been exposed to the world of bird-watching, and Eva is quite a serious birder! It was interesting for me to learn … Continue reading “Microadventure #6: Bird-Watching at Oscar Scherer State Park”

Microadventure #4: Geoff Coe’s Wild Images at Sanibel Art Show

This week’s Microadventure was a spontaneous trip to see an Art Show in Sanibel with Becky. On Friday morning, I saw a post on Facebook from an old colleague from the Sun days, Geoff Coe.  I knew Geoff was somewhere in Florida and I’d seen many of his posts with his stunning photography.  In his … Continue reading “Microadventure #4: Geoff Coe’s Wild Images at Sanibel Art Show”

Microadventure #2: Venice, Florida

I am having so much fun here in sunny Florida! Every day is a “microadventure” but the one I’m going to blog about is my Saturday excursion to Venice, Florida! Venice is a quaint little beach town about 30 minutes south of Becky’s townhouse in Sarasota. As I mentioned, the challenge I’ve set for myself … Continue reading “Microadventure #2: Venice, Florida”

National Wear Red Day Contest Results

Yesterday was the first of my February contests. I asked people to post their National Wear Red Day pictures on my Carpe Diem Connections Facebook Group and tag with #carpediemday. I wasn’t really sure what to expect. This whole month I’m experimenting with trying to get more exposure for Carpe Diem Day and having fun … Continue reading “National Wear Red Day Contest Results”

Finding Joy During the Holidays

Let’s face it, this holiday season is tough for many people this year. Even in “normal” years, holidays can be tough because we all want to create this magical feeling – we want to create and experience joy. When we can’t celebrate with the people we’re missing or practice our traditional rituals, we can get … Continue reading “Finding Joy During the Holidays”

Spending Money for Joy

Our topic this week on the Carpe Diem Connections Podcast is about Joy and Money. We’re doing a deeper dive on the topics found from Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Joy Makeover. The material from the Joy Makeover includes an informative interview with Elizabeth Dunn, author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending. In this season … Continue reading “Spending Money for Joy”