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!
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