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 Time 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 Room For What I Love
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 Okay with the topsy-turvy?
Even with the long days of summer, I can't seem to get things done. A few tasks continue to be just out of my grasp even though I am desperately reaching to get them done. Blogging, for instance. I love it. I miss it when I don't do it. I'll go through my day and… Continue reading Mid-July Check In
The news cycle is unrelenting. I find myself getting lost in the endless loop of Twitter - the same heartbreaking news stories and pictures, with several hundred different outraged people attached to them. My heart breaks with every scroll through social media. My outrage at America's willingness to vote a miscreant into office is renewed… Continue reading The Simple Things in Life Are Saving Me
In The Distant Hours, the Blythe sisters worry that they won't recognize when they officially become "old" so they come up with a list of "old people" characteristics that will help them know. One that has stuck with me: a person is old when they have to sit down to put on their underwear*. Well,… Continue reading
PROLOGUE: I’ve been trying to publish this post since Tuesday, but have been having technical difficulties with my blog. Something about missing SSL certificates, whatever the heck that is. But thanks to lots of time chatting with tech support, it looks like I’m back up and running. It was the perfect pairing for this week… Continue reading Letting Myself Breathe
It's Monday again! I'm just checking in to share last week's hobonichi spread, my productivity for the week, and a few updates. Last week was a bit of a mess for me and I was completely thrown off of my routine. I did manage to journal 6 days, read my daily quota from War and… Continue reading Hobonichi Love
Good evening, dear friends! I hope this Monday hasn't been too tough on you. I'm here tonight to share last week's hobonichi spread and a few other highlights from my week. I've been trying to take more pictures over the last week to share with you all. One of my favorite blogs is Posie… Continue reading February 26 – March 4 Hobonichi Layout and Updates!
Part of this year's goal of recognizing the abundance around me includes minimizing distractions. I am hoping to find the activities and things that make me truly happy and put the kibosh on distractions that don’t really bring me joy. To do this, I’ve been trying to narrow down my extra-curricular activities. The hope… Continue reading Year of Abundance: How to Work in Distractions in a Mindful Way