Self Care Sunday

I texted my daughter, “When you walk out of Whole Foods with a French baguette, hearts of Romaine, and Stumptown Chocolate cold brew?” She replied, “Sounds like self-care to me!” Sunday feels like an appropriate day for self care as it was planned to be. My work doesn’t offer much time off on Sunday, so… Continue reading Self Care Sunday

One More Time

The most gratifying part of Blogging is the readers. You never know who you’re gong to reach, or who your words will touch. The phrase, “I’m just gonna write in hopes that someone needs to read it”, has served me well. The good night’s sleep series was fun to write, but my reward was you… Continue reading One More Time

Love and Light

Today is her birthday and she turned 21. She’s not here though. She’s in England. It’s an odd feeling for both of us. We were texting the other night about her turning 21, and she said, “I wish I were five.” Well, my darling. I remember five, and wondered if I’d do anything different? Then… Continue reading Love and Light

To Be Free

The time has come for a WordPress hiatus. I’ve felt it gnawing at me for a while, but this week it became crystal clear. I’m determined to keep the portions on my plate in balance, and there’s new opportunity just over the horizon. It’s been challenging to keep my plate clean, because I’m a doer,… Continue reading To Be Free

A Level Life

You can smell the coffee. Not that it’s being made, but that so much has been ground and brewed, it lingers. The coffee bar is in the middle of the house, so you could say, it’s at our core. This morning as I was writing down my completed actions of the self trust cultivator, everything… Continue reading A Level Life

Prioritize the Meaningful

I just logged off of work, to come over here, and finish this post. This is my happy place, but I tend to make work my first priority. I’m Finding That Balance, to prioritize the meaningful. Going through my archived posts, was one of the best things I’ve ever done. A year ago, I deleted… Continue reading Prioritize the Meaningful

To Do Better

I’m still going through, cleaning my archives. I’ve gone through 2014, 2015, 2016 and am on March 2017. I’ll share some thoughts once I’m done, but my best advice for now is…Don’t wait six years. I took this meme out of an archived post to share with you. I went through a phase of using… Continue reading To Do Better

That is Enough

I was thinking about her comment while making the morning Chemex. It was in response to this meme I posted for SC Lourie. She was having a hard time being a single Mom, but what stuck with me the most was, “I feel like I fail my children everyday.” I want her to know, that’s… Continue reading That is Enough

Making a Mistake

To follow my heart a little bit more. That’s what I want to do, but that voice of reason came calling this morning and warned me of past mistakes. Was it really a mistake, or just part of the path that landed me here? This quote was in my FaceBook memories. I’ve learned so much… Continue reading Making a Mistake

My Front Yard

This is one of my favorite memes. Last year, I wrote about The Bird Feeder. I loved it, but spent a lot of time agonizing over the squirrels. They wouldn’t stay off the feeder and wound up destroying one of them. Fast forward to today, I feed the squirrels. I pour the feed right on… Continue reading My Front Yard