I'm back! I attempted several drafts...in December...then in January, trying to succinctly sum up last year and offer hope for 2017. But truthfully, I've been a little down. 2016 was a good year for Grief Happens. I posted regularly, saw an increase in views and gained more followers, but for some reason, rather than feeling … Continue reading Happy February!
"You need bodywork," my wise friend said matter-of-factly. I knew she was right. This misalignment often happens to me when I spend too much time in my head -- working, writing, over-analyzing. But this is more than that. This is something that's been going on for a long time now, and something I've turned away … Continue reading Bodywork, Yoga, Grounding
I'm wrestling with dropping words onto my screen in a conventional, orderly fashion. But I want to write. I ache to write, and at the moment it feels like the only thing that's just mine. It's also typically the one place I go to be raw, unfiltered and let the thoughts fly. But that won't … Continue reading Beauty, Brokenness, and a Little In Between
A few weeks ago I wrote about having Wallace tested for a whole slew of behavioral and learning differences/disabilities. This has dragged on longer because of Hurricane Matthew, so I'm meeting with the psychologist this afternoon. I am a hot anxious disaster right now. I've been listening to Violent Femmes on repeat for the past … Continue reading When You Get Your Answer…
I land on my feet. Well, most of the time I suppose you could say that's true. No one has ever accused me of supplying the best-laid plans and following them through to the tiniest detail, but I'm great at adapting to a general plan and figuring out the details as I go. It's just … Continue reading Planning Ahead vs. Being Present: Where’s the Balance?
I decided to plant myself at my computer and simply write. Who knows what will come out of this today. I've needed to write all week, but instead I've been reacting, doing, and trekking through life. My brain feels crowded, fried, congested, and overwhelmed. I mentioned that September is a hard month around here. I'm … Continue reading Connectedness and the Spirituality of Art
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'm trying to stay afloat this summer, keep up with my kids and their activities, my writing projects, and more, all while attempting to retain a shred of sanity in the process -- both literally and figuratively. BUT...I wanted to quickly pop in to say hello. Meditation is going. Thanks to all of you who … Continue reading Titles Fail Me When Tragedy Strikes.
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?
Ah...Grief Happens...but so does joy! I've missed you guys! I have so much I want to share, but alas, I'm the type who thrives only if I get my 8 hours of sleep, eat my veggies and healthy fats, and move my ass on the regular. I've been quite busy with some of my other … Continue reading A Mini Update and Advice Gleaned from Jane Austen