I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
I love Glennon. Sometimes I think we were twins separated at birth. Please check out this post. http://momastery.com/blog/2014/11/15/meltdowns-fine-softer-melt/
http://www.brainchildmag.com/2014/08/what-i-will-teach-my-boys/ Love this article -- an important topic and one I am crazy passionate about. I hate to be that parent who says what she's going to do when the reality is often very different once we're in the throws of things. My absolutes are so different these days. I remember saying my kids will … Continue reading What I Will Teach My Boys
Busy times, y'all. The boys and I just returned from a two week trip visiting our friends in Western North Carolina. We got in Sunday and I'm trying to motivate myself to get off the couch and put my house back together. Instead I'm surfing the Internet and soul searching. I ran across the following … Continue reading Unplanned Summer Blogging Sabbatical
http://elitedaily.com/life/10-things-that-the-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/598934/ Hope you all are well. We're knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity. I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace. It's so easy to get caught … Continue reading Can We Take It Down a Notch On Social Media?
I read this last night as I was about to sleep — my favorite part of the day lately. She describes so eloquently how I’ve been feeling the past few weeks. The comments are worth looking at as well. I know from experience that things will get better, but it’s not fun in the meantime. Anne’s blog and writing are amazing. I send love and light and hope she feels better soon.
Right now my favourite part of the day is the last half hour or so, which is the time I spend fighting the effects of my prescription sleeping pill. I get to ride this wave of sleepy euphoria, where the whirring, clanking machinery inside my head slows down and all of my limbs are loose and relaxed. It’s like being drunk or high, except that it feels very calm and safe — unlike other altered states of consciousness, I know that nothing can go wrong. When I finally do lie down, with the thought that I have several hours of blissful unconsciousness to look forward to, I feel everything draw away from me, my body suspended in a dark sea as I wait for sleep to gather at the edge of the horizon and then come crashing over me.
This is what I look forward to, from the time I wake up until…
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