How will you spend the next cold, rainy day? 3 Tips to incorporate intentional escapes into every day.

Some days are meant to be indulgent.

We may rise at dawn to lose ourselves in hobbies our day to day responsibilities don’t afford us the time to pursue.

We may sleep in until noon then luxuriate in a hot bath, followed by herbal teas and other comforts.

Or we may break all rules – if we have any at all – and stay in our pajamas, read, nap, cook, watch Netflix and savor the gift of laziness.

It is a gift, you know.

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Snap. Crackle. Pop.

And I’m not talking about your Rice Krispies cereal.

Savoring a recuperative afternoon flipping through outdated magazines that need to find a new home or be recycled, my playlist was filled with classical pieces that were light on the ears and soothing to the soul.

As I turned the page, a song came on, noticeably dated. It was an early recording from La Boheme, “O soave fanciulla”.

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Insurrection – Not Quite.

Jen Psaki, how could you promote the current administration’s agenda, comparing January 6, 2021 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, then stating that past President Trump should focus on what we can do for the future – not the past?

You’re using the past, to your benefit.

You actually took two vile, tragic, murderous days and compared them to one event gone awry due to individuals who chose to act inexcusably.

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Same old. Same old.

2022 has hit the calendar and I don’t know about you – but I’m no different.

I set goals – not resolutions – and came to realize tonight, that may be marketing spin.

Day one – failed. Day two – failed. Day three – contemplating if setting new goals on a specific, societal dictated norm is intended to change the world – or prove to us how fickle resolutions are. Continue reading “Same old. Same old.”

I’m not only looking up. I’m seeing the light.

T.V. hardly had a place in my life for nearly 50 years.  Truth be told, I purchased it only because the entertainment center seemed to ‘require’ one and it would have looked rather odd without that empty space. A lame and possibly pathetic reason, I know, but an honest one.

Then came COVID.  My immersion into the world of television was an adventure, one in which I found some enormous value, therefore a constructive way to spend some time.  Reading and writing still take precedence, both my pastimes of choice, but I’ve expanded my horizons, so to speak. Continue reading “I’m not only looking up. I’m seeing the light.”

Christmas in my heart – always.

As I scurry about, preparing for Christmas Eve, the time when my immediate family celebrates the Christmas holiday, I hold such gratitude in my heart.

And to each of you who follow my blog, making the time to read blog posts and articles – thank you.

I can only hope that something you read touched your heart, opened your mind or inspired change.

If nothing else, may it have made some difference, in some way, in your life.

I count each of you as one of the many blessings in my life.

May the magic of Christmas be with you always.

Not every Christmas is Merry.

For those of us who celebrate Christmas, may we be reminded that the holidays aren’t necessarily filled with peace, joy and happiness for all.

For some, it is a time filled with grief, suffering and discomfort.  It is a time of sorrow, upset and pain. Continue reading “Not every Christmas is Merry.”

3 Tips to Being Genuinely You.

Each day I choose a quote to embark upon the day and yesterday’s quote of the day is one that has stuck with me.

“I’m a human, and I’m multidimensional. If I was the perfect form of anything, I’d be boring. If I was a free spirit all the time, I would be boring; I would lack depth. If I was dark and enigmatic all the time, then I would lack relatability.” – Halsey

When I choose quotes, I do so with intention, always.  It’s not just something to post.  It’s something that spoke to me or provoked thought, thus I like to pass it on in the hopes that the same will happen for you. Continue reading “3 Tips to Being Genuinely You.”

We can’t buy zen, no matter how much we spend.

As I sit in companionate silence with my fur-baby nestled in beside me on the couch, I find myself absorbing the peacefulness of the moment. 

The day is gray and the temperature chill. Mother Nature has reminded us that she has turned the page and winter is with us.

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Some days are purely magical.

As my fingers struck the keys that crafted this title, in my head I could hear the grouches, the cynics and the naysayers.

Lately I’ve read articles penned by fellow writers bashing positivity, encouraging people to unleash their rage and letting them know that it’s absolutely acceptable to do that.

They pooh-pooh the silver lining, incite volatile emotions and invite others to practice anger.

I agree – believe me. Of course it is good to release those feelings and emotions.  It is healthy to find an outlet that is cathartic – if it is, indeed, cathartic.  Continue reading “Some days are purely magical.”