It feels good

It feels good to feel good. Why do we forget this? Or neglect it? Or choose to stay in an unhappy state, avoiding the things we know will help us to feel good? There are a lot of really complicated answers for those questions. Some have to do with habit, some with depression, some with... Continue Reading →


Cycles and Seasons

Have you ever stopped to think about how much we are influenced by repeated cycles and events? For example, the holiday season. No one is truly immune to it, even when we avoid it. There is a greater sense of community, of connectedness, than at any other time of the year. There is more joy,... Continue Reading →

Taking Care of Me

Taking care of myself has rarely been enough of a priority for me. I tend to focus on the needs of others, because often they seem to be easier to address. And because I sometimes have difficulty identifying my own needs. I've really gotten tired of waiting for other people to do the same for... Continue Reading →


Cats love catnip. It's a well established fact. I was watching my cats roll around in theirs today, and I realized something. We all have our own personal catnip. Something that we thoroughly enjoy, that gives us the heady, free feeling of a high. For some, it might actually be a drug that does that.... Continue Reading →

Let it Snow!

Okay, I admit I'm a little weird about this, but I love snow. So much. When I wake up to a lovely snowy landscape, especially if it is still snowing, like it was this morning, I turn into a little kid. Not exaggerating. I giggle, and jump around, and squeal a little...and pretty quickly manage... Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks

Family, friends, pets, food, home, laughter, love, joy, health, generosity, kindness, understanding. Clouds, rain, snow, sleet, hail, storms, sun, flowers, trees, beauty. Sleep, books, cozy blankets, hot chocolate. Creativity, inventiveness, initiative, perseverance. Learning, seeking, expanding, believing, testing, proving. Life.

The Wonder Around Us

Some days, it is hard to find. Hard to even remember  that it can be found. But it's there. All the time, everywhere. Wonder. Amazement. Fascination. When was the last time you really stopped to look at something that tugged at your soul? Anything. The moon peeking from behind a cloud. A flower opening. The... Continue Reading →

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