Want to know a little secret? I don't have brilliant or amazing insights to share every day. I make most of it up as I go. Bedtime yoga tonight, because what else can you do after a full day and a massage?
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 →
Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choose love. Choose to be the light in the... Continue Reading →
It's so frustrating to make plans, and base so many thoughts and actions around those plans - only to have someone else throw in a wrench and say, "nope, we're doing this now". Or, like I've had lately, the wrenches are more like opportunities to do what I want - but I'm so not ready!... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
Today I was a vendor at a craft fair, for the first time ever. It was a small affair, hosted in a home, with seven vendors in all. A little crowded, to be sure, but well set up. Small tables, all with white tablecloths, one with snacks and goodies to share with guests.Plenty of room... Continue Reading →
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day. Mostly, I just don't like Mondays. They're never good days for me. Even when I worked retail and had Monday off, it still wasn't a good day. It's just...blah. Seems like everything bad happens on Monday. Today, nothing especially bad happened. But I'm worn out, and stressed. So it... Continue Reading →