Money can buy Happiness

Do you hate Mondays? Or maybe my question should have been, "Who doesn't hate Mondays?"  Apparently there are a small number of people who actually do NOT hate Mondays. Really? We work to earn money to pay for and buy the things that we need. Money pays our rent, our mortgage, our insurance, our loans. With …

Winter in the south of France

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in the south of France? By the end of January, winter is well underway and a large number of people are starting to feel overworked and underpaid and thoroughly fed up with winter. Living in the south of France has not been as easy or …

A Cure for Writer’s Block

When I started writing, I often got stuck. I surfed the net and eventually found a Youtube video that changed my approach to writing completely. I never got stuck again. Paulo Coelho explains in this video how walking the Camino de Santiago inspired him to start writing.  He wrote his first book, the Pilgrimage, after …

Saturday Photo from the south of France

“When your footsteps and thoughts carry you down the same path your heart and soul are directing you, you will know without a doubt that you are headed in the right direction.” Molly Friedenfeld As for me, I think I will continue to follow in the footsteps of the two above. I took this photo …

Christmas Lunch in the south of France

While snow has been falling for several months in certain parts of the northern hemisphere, here in the south of France we are still tenaciously hanging on to the last sunny days of autumn. We shall soon have to face the fact that although the sun still shines bravely and brightly every day, the ancient …