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Kate Ziehm

Perspective Travel

Linens and Sunshine Back in 1952

February 18, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with a dear friend. She reached out to me in an email and asked if I wanted to have lunch with her…at her house. She wrote, “I know it’s old fashioned and not very fancy, but my hearing is getting quite bad, and it’s easier for me in a home setting.” That sounded lovely to me. When I walked through…

Perspective

The “Dead Inside” Picture

February 4, 2024

If you are a mom, I am sure you have one.   The picture that captures a moment in time when you are revealed. “I am dead inside from nurturing these children.” If you have been there, you get it. If you are in it, we get it, and we are here to tell you you will get out of it. If you haven’t yet gotten there–you don’t understand,…

February 2024

“To listen is to lean in softly with the willingnessto be changed by what we hear.”— Mark Nepo

Kate Ziehm

I believe that being able to really listen to someone and their ideas is a gift.  But what you do with their words is your choice.  It’s very powerful to be able to set your ego aside, and hear what they are saying.  If what you hear is so clear and so right, allow it to change your course of thought.  This is not always easy, and takes a lot of strength…

Lifestyle

Yikes! It’s Cold!

January 21, 2024

Yikes!  It’s cold! (Finally) Ooh, did I say that too loud? I hate the cold, but at the same time, we needed it here in the Northeast.  It was time for the ground to freeze, the ticks to die, and the ski slopes to fully open. And I have kept walking every day, working out, fiercely getting my work done, and eating things like mac and cheese, chocolate cake,…

Food

It’s All in the Recipes

January 14, 2024

I love to bake. Baking is my first go-to when someone needs love and care.  I immediately offer up homemade food. It’s what I want to celebrate with: Baked goods!   It’s how I want to socialize: A cup of coffee and a freshly made pie. I am completely content and happy to wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning in the winter, take up residency in my kitchen…

Travel

Insanity Meets Traction

January 1, 2024

Insanity. “Hello.”   What a trooper you have been, pushing me to accomplish and be more than I ever thought I was capable of this year.   It was insanity that pushed me to “live skinny,” TO THE FULLEST!  I have been insanely polar plunging all year long too.  Truly, a blessing for me, keeping me grounded in this insanely intense year called 2023. But “livin’ skinny” was 2023… bye,…

Perspective

8 Going On 49

December 20, 2023

Today is the day I turn 49 years old.   It’s going to be a great day!   By the time many of you read this, I will have gone for a walk and plunged into my pool with my crazy plunger friends to celebrate the winter solstice.  This will be chased with a hot cup of coffee to take the chill off and maybe a piece of chocolate, too!…

Perspective

Ladybug Picnic

December 13, 2023

“1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 ladybugs, at the ladybug picnic.”  Are there any Sesame Street people out there? I grew up on it. Every morning after breakfast, my sisters and I would tune in while my mother got things in order for the day. At the oddest times, it comes back to me.  Something triggers a memory. Like today, Sesame Street poked me, and coming out of its long…