To Stay Planted

My friend who I meet for coffee once a month gave me a beautiful mug. It’s a travel mug, which I didn’t have. I usually drink my coffee before leaving the house, so it’s rather liberating knowing my coffee can now travel. The box has been sitting on the coffee bar, and it’s just as… Continue reading To Stay Planted

Download the App

I completed a ’30 Days to Better Sleep’ mediation, and it worked really well. I didn’t hear the end of several of the meditations, because I fell asleep. 😂 I enjoyed the voice and positive attitude of the man who narrated the meditation, so I looked him up. He was easy to find on social… Continue reading Download the App

The Draft Folder

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I’m being drawn toward the draft folder, so I’ve dedicated the month of December to cleaning out drafts. If you see a random post that doesn’t quite go with the flow, you’ll know Barb finished a draft. 🙂 A full draft folder used to feel overwhelming. There are no stacks of paper piled up on… Continue reading The Draft Folder

Try We Must

It’s no secret this year is different. We are in December, and there’s still no full size Christmas tree in our home. I bought a small one and it’s perched on the built-in cabinet in the back of the house. The dogs enjoy the soft glow of the lights at night. This is our third… Continue reading Try We Must

A Sacred Bow

As we approach the end of the year, let’s take this opportunity to look back … so that we can learn from our experience, set intentions going forward, and improve our practice and structure. Leo Babauta Since June, I’ve been a part of the Fearless Community, and it was one of the best things I… Continue reading A Sacred Bow

A Lightbulb Moment

I know you are thinking, “Barb’s going to share some profound wisdom with us here.” Unfortunately lovely, I’ve actually been wrestling with a lightbulb. For longer than a moment. It’s been weeks. Obviously, I don’t give up easily, but I learned something from this lightbulb. I’m really good with change, if it’s a change I… Continue reading A Lightbulb Moment

Working and Writing

I’ve heard you don’t have to be ‘in the mood’ to write. You can just sit down at any time and write, but I believe the mood will reflect in your writing. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not about finding time, because we all have the same amount of time. It’s sitting down everyday and… Continue reading Working and Writing

Embrace the Unexpected

I cannot remember the last time I went Black Friday shopping, but I went this year. There was one store having a sale, and I wondered what it would be like to go shopping on Black Friday during a pandemic. It was nothing like I thought it would be. I made a deal with God… Continue reading Embrace the Unexpected

Be the Reason

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a pillow and wanted it, but didn’t buy it. I was shopping with a friend, and told myself I didn’t need one more pillow. It wasn’t a need, but a want from years ago, regarding a similar pillow. When I first saw the pillow it was sitting on… Continue reading Be the Reason

Dusting My Soul

I noticed the piano sitting away from the wall more than it used to. It’s out on the floor. It used to be pressed up against the wall out of the way, with the music stand folded down. It was a piece of furniture dusted off every week. I took piano lessons as a child,… Continue reading Dusting My Soul