Finding That Balance

For brunch, I chose a different chair to sit in at the dining room table. One I don’t normally use. Still disrupting patterns. This dining room chair offered a spectacular view of the front yard. A warm breeze was blowing, and I noticed the Whirligig, with it’s one side spinning. It’s double-sided, but only one […]

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A Rested Heart

Taking care of your own heart. It’s something nobody else can do for you. It’s yours, and can only be cared for by you. It’s trying to get your attention. What it wants, and what you need, are one in the same. You just may not realize it yet. My heart is saying it’s time […]

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Watching It Unfold

I woke up early for a Saturday. That my darlings was an answered prayer. I’ve been wanting to find that habit of waking up early again, and my Higher Power is helping me. I’ve noticed something about my dogs. My favorite time to write is in the stillness of morning. Their dog beds are laying […]

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Wait For It

I forced myself to stop Blogging. When I challenged myself to post a Blog a day in December, over time I hit a stride. That groove of posting everyday became a daily ritual, but was it fulfilling? On into January, I was still posting everyday, but began to slow the pace. After posting The Mindless […]

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The Mindless Activity

The best ideas occur while showering. They used to form while vacuuming, but this house doesn’t have any carpet, so the vacuum isn’t used often. While washing dishes is another good mindless activity. These are things we do without thinking. They don’t take concentration, so the mind has room for an idea to surface. In […]

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Redefining Self Care

Self-care began as a weekend treat, but now it’s a part of my everyday life. My neighbor saw me sitting outside and asked, “What are you doing Barbara?” Me: “Staring at a page with a question in the middle of it! It says, ‘I want to say thank you to myself because…’” He just nodded his […]

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Do For Themselves

I always know when it’s time to write. Whether it be in a journal, my book, or here. The dogs become quiet and the house falls into a deafening stillness. The birds are singing in the front yard even though there is no bird feeder. The squirrels left, but the birds stayed. It’s been a […]

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Listening for quiet

Making a coffee pour over has a calming effect over me. Once I go through all the steps of setting it up, I’m forced to slow down, and enjoy the process. Watching as the boiling hot water, slowly escapes from the spout of the pour over kettle. It hits the coarse grounds, and they begin […]

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I Planted Weeds

Earlier this week, I went to see my friend Stephanie. She gave me the courage to try my hand at plants again. I took one look at her wrought iron fencing, and fell in love. It’s a weed, but look at how delicate the greenery is. It has tiny red flowers that bloom in the […]

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