Happy New Year! 2018 is in the archives. I hope you had moments that made you grin and that you're able to put the more challenging ones in perspective. As always, I'm working on this! A few nights ago, I fell asleep early as Gil and the kids were watching the final Lord of the … Continue reading Whoa, 2019 – Happy New Year!
I've mentioned that I have focus issues. I know. I repeat myself regularly. Stay with me. I'll do my best to not bore you with the ALL the hairy details. Recently, I was talking to a friend who's also a busy mom. She takes care of her small farm, runs a business, and is active … Continue reading Smartphone Quandary
I haven't done one of these in a long time, so how about some long overdue happy. Exploring outdoors helps everyone in our household. Engaging with nature is centering and peaceful, and it certainly appears to have that effect on my children. By hump day, I couldn't face our dining room table and homework and … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday #WGWW — on Friday!
I have to deal with something I don't want to, and it's taking entirely too much of my energy. Before starting this blog post I was working through various tasks -- household stuff, other writing projects, planning the week out in my head, moving through my morning. But I was having trouble focusing on anything … Continue reading Know Thyself: The PTA Volunteer Dilemma
I have 12+ posts hanging out in my drafts folder that I'm not even feeling remotely inspired to complete at the moment. I also desperately need to write. I need to put words on paper like a cranky child needs a protein snack and a two-hour nap. And for those non-parents reading...that is dire. So … Continue reading Summer in Review – Part 1
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
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
A friend sent me this link, so I thought I'd pass it along in case any of you are interested. It's free for the month of October. Lots of mindfulness experts and others will be presenting daily, and the videos can be accessed live or 24 hours after. I have a lot going on and … Continue reading Mindfulness Summit
Years ago when I worked for Delta Airlines, I took a continuing education class and the instructor gave us a personality test. I remember little else from this particular class other than my results. I was a slinky. I haven't thought of this in years; I have no idea whether there's any validity to this … Continue reading Weekly Post From a Slinky
I just lost it on the poor woman who answered the phone at our local library. I'm not proud. And truthfully, I didn't exactly lose it, but as someone who loathes confrontation and prefers every interaction to be the harmonious variety, it felt that way. I received a freaking collections letter FROM THE LIBRARY in … Continue reading The Problem With a Brain Like Mine…