I've mentioned that I have focus issues. I know. I repeat myself regularly. Stay with me. I'll do my best to not bore you with the ALL the hairy details. Recently, I was talking to a friend who's also a busy mom. She takes care of her small farm, runs a business, and is active … Continue reading Smartphone Quandary
I'm back! I attempted several drafts...in December...then in January, trying to succinctly sum up last year and offer hope for 2017. But truthfully, I've been a little down. 2016 was a good year for Grief Happens. I posted regularly, saw an increase in views and gained more followers, but for some reason, rather than feeling … Continue reading Happy February!
"You need bodywork," my wise friend said matter-of-factly. I knew she was right. This misalignment often happens to me when I spend too much time in my head -- working, writing, over-analyzing. But this is more than that. This is something that's been going on for a long time now, and something I've turned away … Continue reading Bodywork, Yoga, Grounding
Hey, friends. I'm alive -- just trying to hold it together as we're in full swing this summer. It's a busy season for sure. Lots going that I hope to share with you all soon. Here's a quick (for me, anyway) summary: I quit Facebook and am detoxing pretty much from all social media … Continue reading Summer Update: Writing, Music, Meditation & a Social Media Sabbatical
I got this question from a quirky neighbor yesterday. And why, you might be wondering, would I ever share the fact that I'm trying to meditate with a random person I know virtually nothing about. This, my friends, is the beauty of having children. My kids are participating in a neighborhood swim team this … Continue reading So How’s That Meditation Stuff Going?
How many of you meditate? Do tell. What's your approach? Do you use an app? Do you go to a meditation group? Do you like guided meditation? TM -- Transcendental Meditation? I've explored meditation here and there throughout my adult life but rarely with much consistency. I did a few of those free 30-day meditations … Continue reading Stop, Drop, and Meditate
Check out this fabulous post by my partner, Maggie, over at Live. Snap. Write. I hope all of you are staying warm and surviving winter (or summer for many of you.) It hasn't snowed in Coastal Georgia, but if I never see another rainy, overcast day I'll be okay. However, Maggie helped me shift my … Continue reading The Blizzard’s Lesson
Check out the latest at Live. Snap. Write. As I mentioned in a previous post, Maggie and I plan to include guest posters in the future, so think of things that move you, and please follow us there as well if you're moved to do so. Happy Wednesday!
I consider myself a people person. I like people. They spark my curiosity, and I want to know their stories. What made them think a certain way about something? Who were their parents? What have they seen? What joys have they known? What pains? Sometimes this is easier with strangers than with those we love … Continue reading I’m Turning Relatives Into Trees for Christmas — Want to Join Me?
A friend sent me this link, so I thought I'd pass it along in case any of you are interested. It's free for the month of October. Lots of mindfulness experts and others will be presenting daily, and the videos can be accessed live or 24 hours after. I have a lot going on and … Continue reading Mindfulness Summit