'Tis the season, they say. Be holly and jolly. Merry and bright.
Yet despite all of that, the holiday season doesn't always bring out the best in people. It can be a stressful and hectic time of year. But I implore you to slow down, smell the poinsettias, check out the twinkling lights and embrace the time of year in general.
One way to make the most of it? Live your life in kindness – especially at Christmas.
Maybe you've seen some version of a "kindness calendar" wandering the internet. Well, this is the year to follow one! Whether you follow this "Random Acts of Kindness" calendar or create your own, practicing a random act of kindness each day in December will leave you and those around you with a little more joy this holiday season.
Remember: It is always better to give than to receive ...
What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying her newfound love, the Dark and Stormy, at a local pub.
All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while writing about her city, her loves, quests and more.