and, so what now?

(I apologize if this got posted twice, something up with my feeds…) Back at the beginning of the year, I decided my thing for 2018 was going to be wellness and health and getting myself back on track. My intention was to shrug off the low mood with time and self-care. I thought that maybe… Read More and, so what now?

cancer and a hurricane

(As I write this, Tropical Storm Gordon is rolling over our area- yay, Florida!) Okay, so one year ago-  cancer and a hurricane. All in the same week! Good times. As far as Tom’s cancer… you think when you get that kind of news it kind of knocks you over, and it does, but you’re… Read More cancer and a hurricane

holiday thoughts 2017

Note: I write one of these every year, usually in my art journal or my scrapbook, so that when the following year rolls around, I can look back on the previous holidays and make small adjustments and edit my expectations and ideas a bit. This year I’m doing more of my documenting here on my… Read More holiday thoughts 2017

non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

While we were packing for Hurricane Irma I had an “a-ha” moment about attachment and about the things that we owned. Before the storm we were warned that the island might go underwater, so we should pack anything that was important. Whatever we didn’t bring and wanted to save, we should wrap up well and… Read More non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

hurricane irma, part eight (unexpected heat, unexpected visitors, and unexpected progress )

(this is a continuation of my previous entry there’s also part one, part two, part three , part four, part five, and part six) NOTE: These next two parts might be a bit of a text dump- the days kind of blurred together and I just wanted to pick out the things that stood out most to me.… Read More hurricane irma, part eight (unexpected heat, unexpected visitors, and unexpected progress )

“does the sun ask itself….”

So in the class I’m taking, we’re talking about happiness and kindness this week. Basically, the Buddhist belief is that the key to true happiness is kindness. Kindness is not indulgence, though. Kindness is compassion and wisdom and love and generosity. It’s figuring out what’s needed and providing that. It’s not “here, I’ll give you… Read More “does the sun ask itself….”