We hear more about balance than ever before. Balancing work, the hours, the demands, and the stress. Balancing life, our health, our families, and checkbooks. Most of the advice you find on balance is in advice on the things you can "do" to get it. These lists are helpful to get our balance back; however, how far have we... Continue Reading →
Silenced No More
The irony of realizing that I have not posted one blog since pouring my silent retreat experience into words. Silenced for three months? Or a life that has been so noisy there is no room for thought? Or pure avoidance of sitting in one more thought in silence? Whatever it is, here I sit, not... Continue Reading →
Stepping into Silence
Stumbling into Silence Arrival was abrupt. Unpacking my car and starting the klutzy balance of suitcase, duffel bag, yoga mat and other "essentials" into the building that welcomes you more like a prison and less like a resort. Three steps up into the foyer (very loose concept) and realizing it is 100 degrees inside and... Continue Reading →
Take it back!
Photo by Zhanna Fort on Pexels.com Here we are post-pandemic and forever changed by so much more than a virus. We are changed by how we interact, who we interact with and when we interact. We have found yet another "line in the sand" as a country where "we decide" for ourselves. I will decide... Continue Reading →
Moving to Moderation
HBR article "In Praise of Extreme Moderation" spoke to me this morning. This is an article that will resonate with every one of us regardless of where we fall; moderate or extreme. It calls out the new norm of practicing extremism in all that we do. It calls out the “new” need to do everything... Continue Reading →
Obsessive-Compulsive Script Flipped
Photo by j.mt_photography on Pexels.com This is where I find myself, often...bringing it back or taking it all back. Longing to simplify. I overcomplicate things in my life on all levels; personally, professionally, mentally, physically, for the sake of... - vision? - success? I continue to add more things on my proverbial plate until I... Continue Reading →
Photo by Monica Turlui on Pexels.com Who's to say what is right for you? I am learning that all of these lessons we learn along the way are simply ingredients to a classic recipe that we bake to represent our lives. The brands that work for us. The regimens that give us wellness. The jobs... Continue Reading →
Stop treating me like a woman. Start treating me like a partner. L.
Cracked Wide Open
This was written back in December and never published. Raw...indeed. Perfect as written. Honest.
Photo by Maria Orlova on Pexels.com Sitting here listening to Red Table Talk, “Kelly Osbourne Comes Clean” episode, and “wow” what a great reminder of the power of addiction. There are so many great quotes that I could not help but share and re-numerate on the hold it has had in my life through her... Continue Reading →