Okay, friends. I'm working diligently, so here's my update (otherwise known as how I keep myself accountable.) I plowed through a huge basket of old bills yesterday and cleared the kids'art area that is in the middle of my living room. (Yes, a year or so ago I was certain I wanted a tiny house. … Continue reading Turmeric Smoothie While Busting Through Clutter
I'm cleaning up everything. I'm also attempting to get a handle on my growing virtual clutter. This includes the tidying of this blog and other spaces. It will be a process but I'm going to keep on working at it. A lot of you know that I don't love all things social media. I think … Continue reading Checking Off My To-Do List — Bloglovin’ and Facebook
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you. This blogosphere has seen me through some tough times and I will forever be grateful for you -- my friends and readers. I've done my best to bring variety to Grief Happens, even though it didn't start out that way. This blog has become a happy space for … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season, Happy Tardy Thanksgiving, and a Week of Tidying
I haven’t written much about my marriage lately. My friend, Antoinette, and her three children came to visit a few weeks ago and when I mentioned Gil in conversation, she timidly asked, “So…how are you guys?” I took a deep breath and attempted to center myself before answering. I can be joltingly transparent and don’t … Continue reading A Holding Pattern
Hey, friends. I'm alive -- just trying to hold it together as we're in full swing this summer. It's a busy season for sure. Lots going that I hope to share with you all soon. Here's a quick (for me, anyway) summary: I quit Facebook and am detoxing pretty much from all social media … Continue reading Summer Update: Writing, Music, Meditation & a Social Media Sabbatical
I got this question from a quirky neighbor yesterday. And why, you might be wondering, would I ever share the fact that I'm trying to meditate with a random person I know virtually nothing about. This, my friends, is the beauty of having children. My kids are participating in a neighborhood swim team this … Continue reading So How’s That Meditation Stuff Going?
How many of you meditate? Do tell. What's your approach? Do you use an app? Do you go to a meditation group? Do you like guided meditation? TM -- Transcendental Meditation? I've explored meditation here and there throughout my adult life but rarely with much consistency. I did a few of those free 30-day meditations … Continue reading Stop, Drop, and Meditate
Hello, lovely readers! I'm working on part 3 of the series on my spring downward spiral, funk, mini-depression. I'm still not sure what to call it. If you're interested, here is part 1 and part 2. I'm pretty much on the other side of it now and am trying to gain some insight/clarity and understanding … Continue reading Update, CreativeLive, Inspiration
Happy Tuesday, my loves. Are y'all as happy to see February as I am? Did our pal, the groundhog, see his shadow in your neck of the woods? My children are both having cognitive jumps, apparently. What this means is that their debate skills are forcing me to use parts of my brain that have … Continue reading Reading, Cleaning, Gabbing
Check out the latest at Live. Snap. Write. As I mentioned in a previous post, Maggie and I plan to include guest posters in the future, so think of things that move you, and please follow us there as well if you're moved to do so. Happy Wednesday!