When Grey Turns to Blue

Refining what we have. Paying attention to what’s in front of us and making small adjustments toward better. I painted a wall, and it wasn’t even a large wall, but it is the first wall you see when you walk in the front door. The paint job has always bothered me. Before we moved in,… Continue reading When Grey Turns to Blue

In The Quiet

The stillness of the morning. The cat is curled up on an ottoman nearby and the dogs are lounging in the hallway. The quiet is my sweet spot. I was at the pizza place lastnight helping out during rush hour. Music was blaring through the speakers in the ceiling, and the guys in the kitchen… Continue reading In The Quiet

Protect Your Sobriety

Every morning I open my eyes, my first thought and words spoken are, “Thank you God for waking me up sober.” I’ve been thinking about sobriety, which is normal for me this time of year. On November 10th, I’ll be 22 years sober. There’s a twinge of embarrassment when I say that to someone newly… Continue reading Protect Your Sobriety

The Moonshot Goal

In July, I joined a Fearless Community. Every quarter Leo Babauta of Zen Habits sets an intention, or challenge and breaks it down into monthly increments. The Fearless Training program is where I learned the self trust cultivator, and became serious about a good night’s sleep. The Moonshot Goals are meant to give you something… Continue reading The Moonshot Goal

You’re Not Failing

I love the sound of the ocean. Looking at the expansive body of water, reminds me how big my God really is. The water rolls in with crashing force, but then playfully slips ashore. If you’re standing nearby, it will find your feet like it’s trying to get you to join in on the moment.… Continue reading You’re Not Failing

Set the stage

I don’t have a set time to go to bed. Knowing how many hours sleep is needed, the earlier I go to bed, the earlier I wake up. If I stay up late, I wake up later than usual, but that’s okay at the end of the week. I prepare my bedroom first thing in… Continue reading Set the stage

A Good Night’s Sleep

That has been a mission of mine all year. What would it feel like to just drift off to sleep? It hasn’t happened since childhood. I’ve been working from home for almost 10 years, but this year there are more people than ever working from home. For me, it was by choice, so I could… Continue reading A Good Night’s Sleep

Enjoy the Journey

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“Relax. You’re on a journey of discovery. Let life reveal itself to you.” Melody Beattie My daughter was packing to go to her Dad’s and asked, “What are you doing this weekend?” I replied, “I’m going to not think so much.” I’ve just been enjoying the journey. I once told my daughter, “I don’t have… Continue reading Enjoy the Journey

The Next Right Thing

Our lives are a series of choices. It can be the simplest of choices, such as going to bed at a reasonable hour, so I don’t oversleep. To the hardest of choices as who gets to be in the inner circle part of my life. My daughter and I discuss this quite often, and we… Continue reading The Next Right Thing