Category Archives: Life

What have you done for YOU lately?

After my previous post, I realized that I really need to devote some time to self-care so, I declared the following weekend to be my Weekend of Self Care.  (Of course the ultimate goal is to work self-care into my daily routine but, since this is an especially busy time of year for me where I practically live at the office, the thought of trying to squeeze personal time into the workweek right now is more stressful than stress-relieving.) Continue reading What have you done for YOU lately?

“Why Now?!” (Is it ever a good time to get sick?)

Fever & Chicken Soup

No, I don’t think there is ever a good time to get sick, pretty much any time you get sick it’s a bad time but, there are definitely worse times to get sick… like this past week.  I’m finally at the tail end of a nasty cold/virus that put me out of commission for a little over a week and I had things to do!   Continue reading “Why Now?!” (Is it ever a good time to get sick?)

Just Breathe.

Just Breathe. I’m coming to realize that anything done with mindfulness becomes a joyous act… but nothing demonstrates this more clearly than conscious breathing.It’s amazing to me that something we do automatically our entire lives can have such an immediate positive effect on our being whenever done consciously.  I’m coming to realize that anything done with mindfulness becomes a joyous act… but nothing demonstrates this more clearly than conscious breathing.

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Learning to Appreciate the Small Things

Learning to appreciate the small things

Thursday marked six months since the car accident that shook up my world.  (For those that don’t know, the resulting injury was a broken pelvis.)  Life has pretty much returned to normal with the exception of a little back pain that I’ve become used to but serves as a reminder whenever I notice it.  Although I don’t like the pain I do appreciate the reminder, because I learned some important lessons while healing from the accident and don’t want to let myself fall back into old patterns.  I feel that accident was a wake-up call from the Universe, alerting me that life is too short to not do what I love, showing me that I have a huge support group of friends and family, and highlighting all the small things in my life that I didn’t realize I was grateful for. Continue reading Learning to Appreciate the Small Things