I love wall calendars. In a world where more and more people rely solely on electronic devices to keep their lives organized, I still maintain a yearly ritual of selecting the perfect wall calendar for the upcoming year. A calendar that will not only remind me of upcoming events and special dates, but one that will inspire me and bring a smile to my face … Continue reading Resolving To Be Unstoppable In 2019
New Years day 2019 is less than 24 hours away. Even if you scoff at the idea of parties, resolutions, and all of the pomp that goes into January 1st around the world, it is hard not to take a moment to notice that we are collectively ending one cycle and beginning another one on our shared journey on this planet. When done effectively, the … Continue reading Creating Your Life in 2019
The history of my blog is sporadic at best. My faithful friends and readers know that I started my blog shortly after my 50th birthday and kept it going for several years. I loved that time on my blog. I met many interesting bloggers and felt the joy of a new creative outlet. Life changes and as I got closer to my 53rd birthday I … Continue reading Blogging Promise and Schedule for 2019
Having an active imagination and being a lover of the change of seasons, it no wonder that every October I begin to feel a little haunted. With the crunching leaves and chilly mornings I will find myself looking twice, thinking I saw someone from my past out of the corner of my eye, looking up when I hear laughter in a restaurant believing I recognize … Continue reading My Not So Scary “Haunted” October Weekend
Happy Fall everyone! Where I am in Colorado, the signs of the changing seasons are becoming a little more apparent. Mornings are a little crisper. Evenings are cooling down a little quicker. The leaves are beginning to change colors and a few have started falling to the ground. While the calendar gives us exact days to mark beginning and endings of the seasons, I feel … Continue reading Enjoying the Changing of the Seasons
Two weeks ago I wrote about the concept of Life Garden and how to determine what is important to nourish and grow in our lives. With a new school year beginning, I thought I would write about how I am able to make time for the things in my Life Garden and be more efficient through daily routines. When it comes to organization, some people make … Continue reading Having Effective Morning And Evening Routines
It is time for me to start thinking about the new school year. I am back to work full time next week and then the kids come back mid August. It has been a great summer. My trip to Greece, mountain hikes, a few bike rides, opportunities to play my flute, and spending extra time with family and friends. You can feel the subtle change … Continue reading What Are Your Priorities? Assembling a Life Garden
Google is forever analyzing my search habits and giving me hints on topics that may be of interest to me. Recently, the Google app for my phone has been hinting that I may be interested in reading about all the unhappiness that is created by comparing our lives to the seemingly perfect lives of others on Social Media. Evidently, this is just as big of … Continue reading Social Media: Sharing The Positive With A Purpose.
My memories of a front porch go back to when I was very young. My grandmother had a large front porch that covered the entire front of the house. The porch had a swing large enough for several people to sit on and plenty of room for children to play. Several houses down from my grandmother, our good friends, the Schisslers, also had a large … Continue reading Simple Pleasures. Things To Do On Your Front Porch Or Back Patio.
This spring I discovered, to my surprise, that I had an electronic addiction from an unlikely source- my Fitbit. Until my Fitbit Surge battery died and I was temporarily without my fancy watch, I had no idea that the device on my wrist had become an extension of my identity. I tried to deny it but every time I looked to see how many steps … Continue reading My Fitbit And Me