I’m good, thanks

I had a pretty great blog post all written and ready to publish. I’ll spare you the details, but this was the general gist…. via GIPHY   Personal development is a beautiful thing. I believe we are on this journey to continually learn from what we go through, to open our eyes to how we can be become even more. So I took my rant […]

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FFS, Have a Little Faith, Woman

FFS, Have a Little Faith, Woman

It’s not that hard. We get what we put out there. Our external life echoes the thoughts we have running through our heads. If our thoughts are chaotic and uncontrolled, we get chaos. If our thoughts are fear-based, we get a life filled with anxious moments. If we have a million conflicting dreams and desires, we experience unfilled wishes. And if our thoughts are calm […]

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At the intersection of gratitude and want…

At the intersection of gratitude and want…

If we are truly grateful, can we want? It’s on the top of my mind lately, as hubby and I go through the rigors of having our house on the market. It’s a great house, nothing wrong with it … and I truly am grateful that we’ve able to get here. So why we are selling? If we are really grateful, can we still want […]

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The Traveling Circus

The Traveling Circus

Sit back, friends, it is story time. Finding ourselves completely burnt out, the Hubs and I decided that we needed a vacation. It had been years since we had gotten away and we needed to do it again. We decided to travel down to North Carolina to visit with my mother-in-law and do all of the fun things along the way. Mammoth Caves. Check. Gatlinburg. […]

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Catholics and Other Creatures

Catholics and Other Creatures

Get to source. It’s the first in my list of 10 little rules for a blissy life, the guiding mantra that underpins the rest of the philosophy. And still, I forget. I was raised Roman Catholic, in an Irish-German family that put tradition and duty above personal fulfillment or enlightenment. Not that there wasn’t love; it was just that this love seemed to me to […]

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Feed & See = Feed & Clean

Feed & See = Feed & Clean

Lets talk allergy testing! There are other tests available beyond the “Feed & See” approach…though this approach IS fun. If by you mean puke on carpet, on restaurant tables or on yourself. And really, we only suspected oranges as an allergen after three early morning breakfast runs to a local restaurant and having to leave each time, dripping in an orange juice/bacon cocktail. We know […]

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Whispers and Creativity

Whispers and Creativity

It was a long, long time ago.  I still remember it as sharply as a sunny summer day.  The advice was heartfelt and genuine and I bought it without question.  It took me decades to discover that although delivered “in my best interest,”  it was not the truth for me.  And now, in retrospect, the only thing that matters is that I did not know […]

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Enough

Enough

Searching. Striving. Working. Persevering. Pushing through. Sometimes it’s necessary; if your car ends up in a snowbank there’s work to be done to free it. But does life have to be lived this way as a matter of course? What compels us to do more, have more, be more, when in reality, at our essence, we are enough? Hubby and I are in the midst […]

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