June is quickly coming to a close and we will embark on a new month in less than 48 hours.
As time passes, be sure to make the time to reflect upon life. What is going well for you, and what isn’t? How can you improve upon something, or do you need to change direction completely? What have you learned, and what do you want to learn? How have you contributed to making someone’s life better, or how did you hurt them?
Living authentically is a conscious decision. It is something that must be acted upon each day through mindfulness and reflection. Don’t wait to until something goes wrong to check-in with yourself – do it daily, and often.
When you find yourself going through the motions of life, simply flipping pages on a calendar or scrolling the dates on your phone, stop. Take a moment to slow down, breathe and engage in that moment. In the words of John Lennon, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” Don’t be so busy that it passes you by.
As you prepare to bid farewell to June and kick-off July, take a few minutes to think back on these past days.
How was your month?
Another month comes to an end and as of 15 minutes ago on the East Coast, we welcomed a new one.
Hello, December, the final month of the year.
With just a little more than four weeks on the calendar, we can find ourselves with much to do. The holidays can be stressful, or peaceful – and usually, a blend of both.
Some are happy to see the year pass while others are grateful they survived another one.
Collectively, we have suffered greatly and celebrated largely. We have endured losses and sorrow along with many gains and joy. Continue reading “An invitation for you. Six contemplations as we close out November and wrap up this year.”
Family and friends never believe me when I state that I enjoy cleaning up after a dinner party.
“Right, sure you do,” my cousin scoffed tonight.
But I do. It’s a truth. It’s honest. Don’t doubt me.
Clearing the messy table. Doing the dishes. Putting away the lovely treasures that dress up a table.
I love it.
Continue reading “Life’s simple pleasures.”
I am that girl.
The one who takes the time to watch the sunrise and stops to marvel at the moon and the stars.
Continue reading “Who doesn’t love a full moon?”
“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.”
― Helen Hunt Jackson
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I’m thrilled that you are here! Together we will journey through a variety of topics – from the most simple to the most controversial – but more importantly, we will journey through the complexities of the human condition. My aim is to take a closer look at specific experiences and events, ask questions when warranted and seeking answers – or at least find some accepting ground on which to stand. For me, writing requires quiet reflection and soulful exploration in which I can sift through my thoughts and emotions, sometimes finding clarity and sometimes leading to the discovery that the simple act of jotting thoughts down is cathartic in itself.
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