The Chore That Gives Me Time to Read!

It's not often that I can think of a chore that gives me time back. One that increases my calm by tenfold and allows me to cuddle up on the couch and crack open a good book or swipe open my Kindle. But, readers rejoice - here's something that takes 15-20 minutes a day (max) and I can... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends, For my end of year post, I'm not going to reflect on my 2018 goals or set any for 2019. 2018 was a year of lessons - heartbreaking and heartwarming, all at the same time. It was a year of abundance. It was also a year of scraping by. I began transitioning this... Continue Reading →

The Chaos of Clutter

My 2018 word of the year has been abundance. I haven't written about it much but I've been plugging away at my little goals, which are mostly to get rid of the things that are cluttering up my house. I'm hoping that clearing out the extra stuff will allow a little more joy to find its... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tuesday – Thankful

Here in the US, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. Today's Top 10 Tuesday prompt is things we are thankful for. Thank you, Janai, for hosting this linkup! So here it is, the notable and the superficial, the literary and the not quite literary: My Little Family How do I love thee? Let me... Continue Reading →

Clarity for November

I set up my November bullet journal last week and froze - what are my goals this month? Setting goals have been hard for me lately. We're nearing the end of the year and bloggers everywhere will be reviewing how well they did with their 2018 goals. I can tell you right now - I didn't... Continue Reading →

I’m Alive!

I'm typing this blog post because I simply MUST blog. I haven't blogged since September and I haven't written anything since then either. How can this be? How can time go so quickly? I don't have any special pictures for this post. Or any special message or goal here. I just want to write for about... Continue Reading →

Time For What I Love

The funniest thing about this post is that I started it on July 30th! And here I am, still working on a post about making time for the things that charge my batteries. A year ago I would have been furious with myself. Today? I'm practicing loving-kindness towards myself and finding amusement in the whole situation. Relatively... Continue Reading →

Room For What I Love

Several months ago I read The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, which was an adorable and charming book about getting your home life and clutter under control before you die. It sounds morbid, but we don't often think about the mess we'll leave behind for our loved ones. This book was short and can... Continue Reading →

Okay with the topsy-turvy?

Everyday I fail at being the person that I want to be. I want to be gentle and kind. To be forgiving and understanding. To accept others as they are and not push them to change. I'm not so good at being that person, but I keep trying. And the positive? I'm able to recognize... Continue Reading →

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