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Seeing The Beautiful Things.

  Last weekend, as Dan and I took ourselves out for lunch at Panera bread, there was a woman sitting at the table beside us. She was on her own, drinking a big foamy latte and slowly munching away at a big, delicious, sugary muffin. She was reading some sort of self-learning book.  She was just sitting there. Enjoying herself. Relaxing. Reading. Completely on her own in the mid afternoon.    A couple days…

Week In Review: Gracious and Humble

I’m trying to figure out what I’m feeling right now. I think maybe gracious and humble feel right.  I’m humble because of the mistakes I’ve made and gracious because of how they have opened my eyes. I feel like I’ve been sent a little message to start making some changes for myself. I’ve been reminded of what is important in my life and reminded that those are…

Taking Care of Your Body: What I Ate Wednesday

Disclaimer: As much as this following post is going to seem like a pity party, it actually isn’t.  I feel grounded and am just choosing to write out some factual realities that I am feeling.  I threw out my back. Even though I’ve lived nearly my entire life with some sort of back pain/discomfort – thanks, genetics – and even though I’ve been suffering from a disabling locked&nbsp…

The Desire to Purge: The Costs of Being an Introvert and Super-Feeler

Over my holiday, I had so many wonderful days. I think as you saw in my posts during Christmas week,  especially this one, I embraced allowing myself to feel that full hearted, wonderful feeling of focusing on what is important – spending time with family, relaxing at home and listening to the quiet. That day, in particular, was oh so wonderful.  And thennnnn…… the next day happened.  I had something very interesting happen to me at…

Words For a New Year. Ease, Acceptance, Confidence, Propelled

Oh you guys, Well the time has come. The cluster of days where your blog feeds are swarmed with post after post of New Years reflections, “best of” roundups, resolutions and goals for the new year to come. Last year I wrote a post that still very much sticks with me. It was the first time I let go of this sense of new years “goal” making, and rather began my journey into a more compassionate mindset regarding…

Remembering What is Important and a Merry Christmas Eve

Hello dear friends It is afternoon here on Christmas Eve Day. My house is filled with a beautiful silence. I know it won’t last much longer,  as I anticipate the arrival of my two brothers and their partners (and their dog). I’m sitting here by my window ledge looking out at the snow, drinking a mug of hot coffee and snacking on a collection of chocolate edibles. I just finished up a…

Lessons in Letting Go

Huh. So I wrote this post nearly a month ago now. I kept putting off publishing it for this and that reason. When you start a post so far in advance, sometimes it – after time – begins to feel disingenuine because it no longer feels applicable to your current state. But theeeeeeen last week happened. And things kind of made a full circle. Maybe it was just waiting for the right time… Does anyone know what I mean…

Life is Messy: Food Ruts, Food Guilt and Where is My Time?

Ugh. This is so not how this week was supposed to go.  Things just feel so messy right now. I hope you don’t mind – but I’m needing to just do some in the moment-mind dump writing to get it out (a couple hours ago, this would have been much closer to a maddened rant, with a great use of capitol letters and exclamation marks.  Lucky for you I’ve softened myself down with…

Week Reflections: Gratitude, Appreciation, Kindness

Hi friends, So I don’t have a Week In Review for you this week. If I did, my accomplishment list would basically read: end the first week of my show with much success; go out with drinks to celebrate with cast; eat; sleep; survive without grocery shopping even once; read blogs, reply to comments and publish three posts. Staying cool with the kinks that not having internet at home brought was an accomplishment in itself. Oh, and I…

My Little Tablespoon.

I had a whole nice and personal Thinking Out Loud post I wanted to get up today.  But honestly, it just didn’t feel right to do so.  It didn’t feel right to focus on myself right now. Not when I know so many are hurting.  So I thought of just not saying anything, either. I’m not usually one to speak up amidst any sort of political/world event…

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