May 12, 2024

My Everyday Life Week 19

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 19

It’s Mother’s Day today which can be a tricky time if you’re grieving.  The best way to move through grief is to talk about it and share the experience with someone who understands.  After many months in the making, I am happy to share that I made a podcast with my friend MC called Keep Grief Weird

Keep Grief Weird! Podcast with Tracy Benjamin and Dr. MC McDonald about GRIEF! https://keepgriefweird.substack.com/

You can listen to our first episode on Spotify or subscribe to our Substack, where it will be delivered to your email. Our first episode begins with my grief origin story.  I share my experience of losing my Mom on Thanksgiving and what the first year was like without her. This is just very beginning of many conversations we’ll have about being women in our 40s living our lives without our Moms (and in MC’s case, both parents).  Grief is weird and we’re here to keep it that way. 

Thanks so much for your support and for listening! If today is a hard day for you, please know you’re not alone! 


Yesterday, I picked a wildflower bouquet! 

My Everyday Life Week 19 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

I did yoga up in the hills above Rodeo Beach with a group of women.

My Everyday Life Week 19 of 2024- Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com


May 10, 2024


Feeling Stuck is a Feeling, not a Fact! // I love lists - Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com


  1. If you love looking at maps, this website is amaze.
  2. I can’t sleep on a plane. 
  3. You call it stress cleaning, I call it rage cleaning.
  4. Hotels with the most amazing gardens.
  5. Uhh. Should drones go that fast?
  6. I need to do a garage purge.
  7. Another ground beef recipe to add to the rotation.
  8. These Old Bay Goldfish crackers look yum
  9. A discussion about performative pantries.
  10. History’s Greatest Moms.
  11. A whole bunch of gift ideas for Mom (or you).
  12. My Mom always got her flowers at Costco.
  13. For the upcoming sriracha shortage.
  14. Seems like something Steve Jobs would do. 
  15. And the secret ingredient for creamy nacho cheese is…
  16. These kids did an amazing job! 
  17. Life Magazine’s Best Animal Covers from the past. 
  18. The dress I live in during this time of year. 
  19. Speaking of, I’m compiling a list of cute Amazon sundresses. 
  20. Weekend Baking: Simple Drop Biscuits


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May 6, 2024

Intentions for the Week

Intentions for the Week Workbook by Tracy Benjamin now on sale!

Intentions for the Week- Week 19 in 2024

Hi hiiiiii! It’s Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I’m wiped out from mine!!  I had an art date, did a TON of weed-whacking, housework, meal prep and I hosted Self-Check-In. I am ready for a nap.  Here are my Intentions for the Week!