I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood. It's one of those perfect days—warm, sunny, blue sky, a light breeze. The kind of day that lifts your spirits without you even trying. Signs of spring's upcoming arrival are everywhere— yellow daffodils like fancy teacups; robins chirping; clover the size of half dollars. I… Continue reading When You Just Need to Take a Timeout
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Is It Time for a Check-Up?
How often do you check in with yourself to see how you're doing? It's so easy to get caught up in the flurry of daily life, to get trapped in mental thought loops and to-do lists. This week I've put together a simple checklist to help you take a few minutes and give yourself a… Continue reading Is It Time for a Check-Up?
How Are You Being?
Here in Middle Tennessee—and across much of the U.S.—we're in the midst of a powerful winter storm. In fact, it's so unusual and extreme that some parts of the country have received winter storm warnings for the first time. (Hello, parts of Texas!) Moments like this get our attention—we have no choice but to stop… Continue reading How Are You Being?
Enjoy the Silence
Sometimes we need to press "pause" on the soundtrack of our lives. The quiet gives us rest, time to reflect. To think about songs we've heard, some on repeat. To reminisce. And to anticipate what comes next on the playlist. Will we be the DJ or will there be a guest DJ choosing the track?… Continue reading Enjoy the Silence
Are You Having Fun Yet?
When's the last time you did something just because it was fun? Just because it brought you joy or made you laugh? Most of us have plenty of daily responsibilities and obligations to keep us busy. We're good at getting things done. Checking off boxes. Meeting or exceeding expectations. Making sure we get our heart… Continue reading Are You Having Fun Yet?
The Healing Power of Salt
Soaking in a warm saltwater bath calms my soul. I come to stillness. My body is buoyant. My mind clears. Just 20 minutes in the tub soothes me and helps me get centered and grounded. Salt water acts as a kind of battery—considering that our bodies produce an electromagnetic field (sometimes referred to as an… Continue reading The Healing Power of Salt
Be Like a Dog
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