It’s a crazy, upside-down world right night now. So many of us are hunkered down at home trying to protect ourselves from an illness we can’t see and don’t quite understand. Some of us can at least go outside, but quite a few, can’t. How do we keep thriving through the uncertainty? It’s hard to … Continue reading Thriving While Social Distancing
The above picture is a great example of me not really listening to my heart. This past fall, I had this idea to set up a green house and grow some plants for the yard. I had a metal decorative gazebo in the back yard where I thought I could set things up. Under the … Continue reading Thriving: Listen to Your Heart
Last week I talked about how a simple thing like a weed in nature survives and thrives even in the toughest of places. It may have seemed like an odd place to start our journey, but I thought if you could see how simple the basics steps of thriving are, it might be easier to … Continue reading Thriving: The First Step
It’s funny, as soon as I mentioned that I wanted to do a multi-part series on thriving, I ran into a bit of a downer month. It was like the world was telling me "Hey lady, you don’t know as much as you think you do.” I ran into some big issues with a new … Continue reading Thriving: Be Like The Weed
When I finished my cancer treatment, and I was seen at being “EOD” (meaning End of Disease); I became known as a survivor. I guess the medical staff has to put you in some sort of a category, a box as it were, and this is mine. Honestly though, I really dislike being put into … Continue reading Surviving or Thriving?
Things are changing. Last year did not go as planned. I had my garden plans, I had plans for new tours at the Arboretum. I wanted to travel. And pretty much all of those plans went straight out the window in February. I spent a good part of the rest of the year, along with … Continue reading Changes
After this final post of 2019, I'll begin the new year with more of my usual topics. It's funny, I can always find ways to talk about joy. This past year was a challenge, it's true. But it was also a time of excitement and learning. I'm looking forward to sharing the joy. I decided … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room (part 2)
(This is a long post) I’ve wanted to restart my blog entries for awhile now. I have a list of topics to share and I know what I want to write, but I’ve been holding back because I haven’t known how to link the past with the now. I haven’t known how to talk about … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room.
It’s been awhile since I posted. It’s been hard to write a post about joy because for a short time, I lost track of mine. In January I was diagnosed with a ovarian cyst with a malignant tumor inside. It was a very large cyst, the size of a basketball. They removed it on Valentine’s … Continue reading Finding My Joy Again
Four years ago, Greg and I created a guilt -free home. For years, I had been weighed down by guilt. Most of it was self-imposed. I felt guilty about having a cluttered home. I felt guilty about not wanting all of my mom’s and sister’s stuff to invade my home. I felt guilt because I … Continue reading Let’s Ditch the Guilt in 2019!