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?
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!
I posted this last year, so maybe it's a bit of a cop-out to re-post. The thing is I wrote this for my hubby as a stocking stuffer several years ago. We both love it. We've shared it with friends, as well. Some of the pets have changed, but the holiday chaos is the … Continue reading Merry Christmas
When Greg and I were planning our wedding, we wanted something a little different. We also wanted it casual, relaxed, quirky, and fun. We both come from a role-playing background, he with his assorted D20 games, and me, with my love of Renaissance Fair acting. At the time, we were both interested in Steampunk, so … Continue reading Role-Playing
Phew, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post. This month has been pretty hectic, and time has just slipped by It was after I tidied our home that I was able to learn how to tread joyfully through my life. It’s a learning experience. One thing that I never thought … Continue reading A Volunteer Newsletter