Hygge is January’s Happiness Project Theme

For January 2017, I focused on Hygge and Cozy Rest for my happiness project. What is hygge? Hygge has become a wildly popular word lately, and I can’t think of a more fitting time for that than in the dead of winter after a crazy political season. Hygge is a…

Sunday Morning, and Light Overcomes the Darkness

On how light overcomes darkness: Seven a.m. Sunday morning: The entire household, except for me, still sleeps. The sweet sound of our dog Billy snoring on the kitchen rug helps to calm my own breathing. As the furnace roars to life after a chilly night, even its sound is reassuring;…

My Own Happiness Project for a Happier 2017

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project book, “Happier” is my word of the year and I’m doing my own happiness project in 2017. 2015 and 2016 kinda sucked for me. I mean, a lot of good happened, but for the most part the last two years really put me through…

What’s Next?

Boy, if that hasn’t been the question I’ve been asking lately. When I first wrote that title up there, I was thinking this post would be all about what’s next for my website and blog, but now that I look at it, I realize it’s kinda the theme for my…

The Long View, A Story Slice

Up close these roses are just flowers. But take a step back and see them in the Mason jar, on the lace on the table George made for us, there in the corner of the dining room with the French doors and the living room and all the beauty of…

What Interests Me? A Story Slice

What interests me? The way the light plays on objects in my home. How it shines across my floor, and creates rainbows on the walls when it passes through the crystals I’ve hung in the windows. Light interests me because I crave it. I crave sunlight and glowing fires and…

Because They Asked–My Whole30 Experience

On the Whole30 Facebook page today, they asked: “Have you done a Whole30? Did you not experience any results or change until the very end of your 30 days – or even after? Did you write a blog post about your experience?” So I decided that would be my motivation to…

Guest Posting on Self Care at A Life in Progress

Hi all! I’m just checking in real quick to let you know I’ve got a guest post about self care up at my friend Krista’s website, A Life in Progress. Krista is a Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Advocate who, as she states on her site, “helps women love and care for themselves well…

Walking in Times of Stress

This past weekend George and I went walking at our favorite local woods, Lake Maria State Park. We’ve been walking at Lake Maria on a regular basis since last spring, when we “discovered” it for the first time in years. It became our balm, our oasis, our calm connection to…

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