I've been feeling pretty frustrated lately. I haven't been making time to write or do anything creative. Aside from picking up a book now and then, I haven't been doing much to feed my soul. And my soul is hungry. My first reaction is to get down on myself and start attacking myself with the… Continue reading Do You Have 5 Minutes?
I usually go on a walk each day. It's refreshing to get away from the computer, move around, and breathe in some fresh air. Like many people, I find my mind wandering all over the place during these walks. Projects and bills to pay and a million other things I need to write on my… Continue reading Be Like a Dog
Do you find yourself hanging on to old ways of being and thinking that no longer serve you? Are these old ways cluttering up the closets of your heart and mind? My friend, it's time to Marie Kondo yourself. Maybe you're hanging on to old beliefs about money or your self-worth. Maybe you spend way… Continue reading You Are OK, Really
I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I burn palo santo and diffuse frankincense oil. My salt lamp glows. It's still dark outside. I sit in silence at my desk. The stillness is a deep pool. Calming and refreshing. The traffic on I-65 in the distance roars like ocean waves. In this moment, I am here. I… Continue reading All That Matters
We have moved into 2019 under a waning moon. Out with the old, in with the new. As we head toward a new moon, this is a great time to think about letting go of what no longer serves you.What can you let go?
We're now solidly in the in-between or liminal time of autumn. It's no longer summer and it's not yet winter. We are between worlds. The leaves continue to turn and slowly die and drift away from their branches. Squirrels hide acorns in preparation for winter. Nature begins to ready herself for winter and so do… Continue reading Season of the Witch
Expect the unexpected — that's a perfect motto for life in general, right? For everyone. I went through a (sort of) unexpected change a little over a month ago. I lost my job. Rather, my position was eliminated. I didn't lose anything, really — I know exactly where my job went. Gone. A lot of… Continue reading Expect the Unexpected
What do you want? How do you spend your time? Is it how you want to be spending your time? Are you content? Disgruntled? Frustrated? Bored? Curious? Check in with yourself. Think of time like coins to spend (time is money, as the saying goes, right?). How do you want to spend it? The thing… Continue reading The Hours
I have made plans for a winter vacation. I'll be in Iceland during the first week of the new year. Iceland has been on my bucket list for some time—I'm looking forward to the strange, volcanic landscape and the magic of the Northern Lights. I don't usually go on trips during the winter, but I'm… Continue reading Planning Ahead for Sanity
It has been days and days since I've written anything. The month of July whooshed by, with every weekend booked solid and travel on almost every one. I just spent the past week recovering from the July madness and this weekend I reveled in being at home—my sanctuary. Don't get me wrong—it has been great… Continue reading Days and Days: Where Did the Summer Go?