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
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 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!
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?
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
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!
I feel strongly that I should warn you about the nature of this post. It's a whiney, first-world rant of the largest degree. Move forward at your own risk. I'm in a bitch of a mood. It started at 6:30 this morning when Wallace jumped on Pier's head. Piers slept in my room last night … Continue reading Post-Holiday Funk