The problem with Hope (or why I’m going to start writing more, but not promise to start writing more)

I've just reread most of my posts (okay, maybe the last ten tops - I only have a little time and I can only take so much) and literally all of them are me promising to change something: to blog more, to exercise more, to play with my kids more, to recommit to being mindful, [...]

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Monday Musings on Writing and on Being

I have been writing since I was a child; I can't remember a time I didn't have a notebook next to my bed. I'd wake up in the middle of the night to record my dreams. I wrote plays and forced my friends to perform them (I was a very demanding director, I hear...). When [...]

Nightly Checklist

Time for another check in with the Abundant Mama Rise & Shine Challenge (which is taking much longer than the ten days suggested, and I'm okay with that [note how I even used the word "suggested"]). In this installment, we are advised to create a list each night that we can do quickly to facilitate the mornings. This [...]

This is going to turn into one of *those* blogs…

You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones that talk about their amazing gluten-free, paleo rice cake made with 100% organic, extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil, their Bikram Yoga classes and how amazing they feel after running 5 miles. The ones that go on and on about how clean they feel inside now that [...]

Why rainy day gratitude?

I have been trying to find a journaling/blogging/writing style that will result in my being: A, an excellent (and quite possibly published) author and B, a happy, successful and, while we're at it, thin individual. As you will note, this is my first post on this blog (that I started months ago). So far? Not published. Not [...]