Do you ever feel like wallowing in self-pity a little? Resting with your misery awhile? Sitting in the sadness? Focusing on your current unpleasant circumstance (and nothing else)? Fixing your eyes on your loss? Holding on to those unpleasant feelings? Of resentment? Of inadequacy? Or maybe for you, it’s self-loathing or overwhelm? Sometimes, I do.… Continue reading Sitting in the Sadness
Lately, I’ve been “hearing” the phrase “Do it anyway!” in my head (and on my heart). It’s now been 170 days since schools closed back in March. Of course, this was followed by MONTHS at home in social isolation. Summer seemed to open things back up to some extent, but social distancing is still being… Continue reading Do It Anyway!
Sometimes, gratitude can be a little tricky ... we get weighed down with the worries of the world ... the issues right before our eyes ... our trials ... Though I have made gratitude a (fairly) consistent practice in the last few years, I’ve recently (re)committed to making sure I jot down a bit of… Continue reading Gratitude Buddies
Yesterday, I had to do something that was VERY uncomfortable for me ... I had to take our kitty “Oreo” to the vet ... he was hurt (possibly hit by a vehicle?) on Saturday. He spent Sunday mostly laying around, but he was still eating and seemed to still be enjoying his brother and sister’s… Continue reading What Does This Experience Make Possible?
This weekend was about vision … This weekend was about hard work … This weekend was about working together … This weekend was about grit … This weekend was about knowing EXACTLY what had to be done and doing it … This weekend was about “coming along for the ride” … joining in … This… Continue reading I Can Do It … And So Can You
School starts for me (the online teacher) in 28 days … the kids start a week later … To be truly honest, I’m a little sick about the whole thing … I have a million questions … a ton of concerns … and no answers … I feel like planning anything is incredibly challenging (if… Continue reading A Million Questions
Today I want to talk about RESENTMENT ... that icky feeling of bitterness ... the feeling that you’ve been (or are being) mistreated in some way ... something’s not equal ... something’s unfair ... That “must be nice” feeling ... In the last while, I’ve started learning about the Enneagram, which basically outlines nine personality… Continue reading Resentment
Is there something in your life right now that you don’t like? Something that’s bothering you? Something that doesn’t align with the life you want? Is it the way you’ve been interacting with your nine-year-old daughter? Or your teen? The state of your body? A possible health issue? The window treatments in your camper? Or… Continue reading Change It
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend the day with ONE child … my sleeper-inner … my rat’s-nest-hair girl … my helper … Our day was FULL … We shopped for camper supplies, then came home to wash everything, and put it in the camper. She LOVED the shopping (it’s been months since she’s been… Continue reading Make the Time
Last week I received a cheque in the mail … my portion of my late grandmother’s estate. It’s been a year since she passed away … But she’s been “gone” much longer (she suffered from dementia in her final years) … It seems this is really IT though now … all the loose ends are… Continue reading Legacy