Hi all, I just wanted to post on the blog to explain why I haven’t posted in a few months. I’ve been going through many changes in life and it hit me hard. This included battling chronic pain in back (and then knees) and taking on a new role in my company.

Both hit my life considerably and I’ve been taking down time to recover. I am working on posting episode #20 and get a routine started again. I have lots to talk about and know that getting back into the habit will get me back on track! 

I think about you and the podcast lots and know it’s something I want to contribute. We’ll get back on the saddle soon!!


In this episode we discuss surviving the holidays. We will discuss many hacks to get you through the holiday’s. Happy holidays! I love you and wish everyone a peaceful and lovely holiday.

Being alone on the holidays:


For some of us we will be alone this holiday. I have had many holiday’s where I’ve been alone.

How do you manage a holiday alone?

Don’t feel sad. You are not going to be alone forever. For the new years set goals to make more friends and extend your social network. For those without families your social network will become your family.

Watch your favorite series. Relax and enjoy the quiet time. Work on your hobbies.

If you suffered from family trauma that makes the holidays especially painful, be thankful that you are out of that situation.

Be at peace and know things will get better. I’m proof of that. I’ve had many holidays alone and now I don’t have time alone. But there were many holidays where I felt I would be alone forever. That is not true if you put yourself out there. Challenge yourself and work on making friends.

If you have friends do a virtual TV series watching. Have a virtual holiday event time with friends.

But it does get better. With self knowledge and effort you can work towards building a network and maybe someday a relationship that will help you in not being alone.

I love you all and wish you happy holidays!!!


In this episode we discuss self help books. Self improvement isn’t as easy as just jumping in. Understanding where you are at and where you are going is important to build a path to success.


Books referenced:


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61) by Eckhart Tolle


The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition by Julia Cameron

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In this episode we discuss firsts. Taking that dive out into the real world. Putting yourself out there in a way that can be exciting and scary.

Each week we will have an podcast discussing quality living, mental health and working on finding our best selves.

Check out www.howtoloveliving.com for information, show notes and blog created for each episode. Thank you for listening!!

Referenced in the episode:

Graphic Novel by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

Full book by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Youtube Channel (featuring Sia in Episode 1 playlist)