Wasn’t Sure I was Ready for Fall…

But I am! When the weather first started seeming a bit chilly last week, I lamented our too-short summer and the rarity of temperatures above 90. As we plunge, truly, into what feels and looks like fall – cold night-time temperatures, leaves dropping to the ground, my need to actually wear a hat yesterday morning … Continue reading

Meditative Monday

“Be Still” These are the words my friend opened with today in her ’30 Days for Peace’ Facebook group. She asked us to take just five minutes, breathe…and be still. As I read them this morning, I thought, “okay, no problem, I can find five minutes.” It is now 7:32pm and instead of being still, … Continue reading

Way, way too long!

Way, way too long!

So, since my last post, oh…ages ago, we’ve moved to the country, traveled to Michigan, Utah, Philadelphia, & York. It feels like a whirlwind, but in the midst of all of this we’ve managed to make a few additions to the family (two kittens & a puppy!) I know, I know…we’re crazy! But now that … Continue reading

Meditative Monday

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will … Continue reading

I’m a Tea & Scones Kinda Girl

I’m a Tea & Scones Kinda Girl

Apparently. Tea & scones just make my day. Despite the fact I had a friend reschedule her visit, I’m sitting here enjoying this moment by myself. Baby is napping. Husband out. Quiet bliss…for a moment. :) Three delicious Young Living Orange & cranberry scones later (ahem), I am taking a moment in my bliss to … Continue reading

Just the Thing.

Today started a little bit off. I was tired, and so was Ronan, which made for a cranky morning. I knew I could turn it around, and that the worst thing I could do is to focus on any negativity. Negative thoughts beget more negative thoughts…and things. So to stop this negative train, and salvage … Continue reading

And just like that…

2013 is over. The holidays are in the past. The whirlwind of visits, drives, wrapping, unwrapping…and the celebration of a life cut too short. An unexpected end. Just like that. If this most recent loss of my stepmother taught me one thing, it is, life is too short, brief and unpredictable to give over any … Continue reading

Um…No Thanks!

As much of America camped out, waited in line, and decided to spend their Friday shopping like sardines, I had a very pleasant day staying as far away from any Black Friday locations as possible. In fact, I spend much of my day devouring blogs espousing the merits of shopping less (or not at all), … Continue reading

So Much to be Thankful For

On this day of Thanksgiving, I have, even more than usual, been thinking about all I am grateful for. I feel blessed, surrounded by supportive family & loving friends. I hope your Thanksgiving has been filled with as much happiness, relaxation, & positive vibes as mine! Blessings to you all. Enjoy your leftovers!

The Break-Up Plan

I have been wanting to share with you something that has totally changed my life for the better. This may be something that everyone else has been doing, (did I just miss the memo?) but if you haven’t, I highly recommend you give it a try. As many of you know, I am a fairly … Continue reading