Is it Social or Unsocial Media? I’m not sure. Truth is, I’m awkward with social media. When I meet people and they reach out to connect on Facebook and then never interact, that seems weird to me. Or, if I reach out to them and they don’t follow back, that seems weird to me. Especially … More Social Or Unsocial Media?
Here it is–JUNE–already! Ok, not quite, but verrry close. The temperatures are rising. Yes, the humidity, too. It is North Carolina, after all. We had a nice spring this year; we don’t always. I’ve been sick a good part of this year with various minor ailments. So, I’m playing catch-up with spring cleaning–just kidding! I’m … More Arranging All the Pieces
This month marks my 3-year anniversary of blogging. Merriam Webster recognizes this event as a blogiversary, just not officially. Yet. I wanted to take a look back three years ago to the beginning of my blogging journey. But, I have to admit, this was not truly the beginning of blogging for me. I had been … More Growth: A Look Back
Hey that’s me! I’m 5-0! I turned a half-century old (young?) on June 17. My husband and I celebrated by heading to the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. As much as I love to hike and as many times as I’ve been to the mountains, I had never taken the time to visit the waterfalls that … More 50–Wow! It Really IS Just a Number.
Last week was filled with many emotions. The heartbreaking headlines about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and all of the following posts* by acquaintances, friends, and strangers describing their personal experiences with anxiety, depression, despair, and grief left me feeling a certain hard-to-explain heaviness. I’ve been there, maybe not to the same extent, but close enough to know … More Stretching Lessons: Waterfalls of Compassion May Be Required
“Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again.” It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I come to my computer daily, sit down intending to write, but end up on endless Google searches or posting one-liners on Facebook. Or looking at cat and flower photos … More Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big
I’ve met a milestone here on WordPress. I’ve been blogging 6 months. While that might not seem like long to you, it’s a big deal for me. I’ve started other blogs; I kept them set to private. They were more like online personal journals. I had this blog for seven months before I plunged into … More Gratitude and Friendship
I’m going through a time of transition. I wrote about resetting my compass in my last blog post. Boy, have I been resetting my compass, changing directions, and feeling a little windtossed, uncertain, scared, and excited. In my time of need, who helps me to feel brave and confident that I am stumbling down … More In the Meantime…
Aparigraha: Yogic term often translated as non-attachment or non-grasping. It is the last of the yamas listed in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and one of the most difficult for us humans to practice. Why? We grasp things. A lot of things. We grasp onto our security blankets, our money, our regimented schedules, our possessions, and people. … More Resetting Our Compass Again and Again (And Yes, Again)
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about putting off reading “All the Light We Cannot See” because of my reluctance to read much-hyped books. Well, today, I finished it. All 530 pages. It started out slow for me. But, I kept on. I’m not yet one of those lucky souls who can … More After Reading “All the Light We Cannot See”