Love Day

Here’s an idea… rather than just have a celebration for those with “Valentines”… how about a day where we just celebrate all of the people we love? You in?

Happy Love Day! I know, most of you know it as Valentine’s Day, but I have issues with the whole St. Valentine’s story, and besides, I don’t want to narrow a holiday to just people with a “significant other”. So I like to celebrate ALL the people I love. Continue reading “Love Day”

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The Benefit of the Doubt

Here’s one of the best gifts you can give. I’m not very good at it… yet. But it’s something I want to be so much better at.

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That’s a strange phrase when you think about it. When we say we’re “giving someone the benefit of the doubt” we’re really saying that we give them the gift of believing the best about them. I don’t know about you, but that’s a gift I would definitely like.  Continue reading “The Benefit of the Doubt”

A Chore A Day

There will always be something to clean. So, rather than let cleaning my house weigh me down, I break it up into lighter, doable chores.

I am the primary caretaker of our home. It’s a role I chose and I feel blessed to have a home to be able to take care of. But let’s be honest, as magical as I just made that sound, it really boils down to the fact that I get the task of cleaning up a whole lotta dirt. Continue reading “A Chore A Day”

Sun Salutation

Moving my body really makes a difference in how light I feel, both physically and mentally. I have several ways that I like to move (i.e. exercise), and yoga is one of them.

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Human bodies were meant to move. We’re made with all these amazing joints and tendons and muscles and bones. And they give us the most amazing range of motion. This ability allows us to move in some pretty amazing ways. The Winter Olympics are coming up, as a case in point.  Continue reading “Sun Salutation”

Easy Creative Granola

My favorite foods to make must be easy, fast, healthy, and just a little bit creative. This granola totally fits the bill.

I’ve got to be honest. I’m not a great cook. I’m an ok cook. But I do enjoy the creative process of combining ingredients to make something that tastes even better than the sum of it’s parts. Most of the time. Continue reading “Easy Creative Granola”

We Are All Meant To Shine

We all have something inside of us that, when shared, can send light out into the world. The gifts and talents that you have were not meant to stay shut inside. Let them shine.

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I’m feeling poetic today. One of my most favorite poems has been going round and round in my head for the last week and I took it as a sign that it would be good to share it here. Continue reading “We Are All Meant To Shine”

A Joyful Noise

I have found a happiness elixir. It comes in through my ears and goes right to my heart. It makes my voice sing and my feet dance. That’s because it’s music.

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I have a sure-fire way of dealing with whatever life throws at me. I throw music right back. It’s magical to me the power that music has to help me make my life lighter. Continue reading “A Joyful Noise”

A Light Inbox

It’s sometimes easy to get overloaded by the amount of information we have coming at us. A full email inbox and piles of paperwork can get heavy and block out the light. But I’ve found four things that help me to keep my inboxes lighter. 

Clutter blocks the light, doesn’t it? And too much stuff gets heavy, right? Oh yeah.

Which is one of the big reasons I get crazy vigilant about not having too much in my inboxes. Yes, that’s plural. I have two inboxes. One is electronic and one is good ol’ fashioned paper. And I try to keep them as light as is humanly possible. Continue reading “A Light Inbox”

A Sun Chair

I’m clearly solar powered. The warm sun on my face has the powerful ability to both calm me down and lift me up at the same time.

Remember how I’m like a cat? Well, there is a spot in the corner of my bedroom where the sun streams in… and ever since we bought our house ten months ago, I’ve been yearning to have a cozy spot to sit there. Continue reading “A Sun Chair”