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…

My Magic Hour

I have taken to calling my early mornings The Magic Hour. It is my favorite hour (or two) of the day right now. The dawn light begins to appear outside my windows. Candles and twinkle lights glow especially pretty. I can hear the furnace running, keeping me warm and cozy…

What I’m Up to This Month–January 2016

I’ll start with: trying to write at least one blog post a week. So here goes, week two’s blog post! Trip to Florida–January started off with a week in Siesta Key, Florida, with four of my dearest friends. This time was such a blessing to me and I’m still feeling…

Radio Silence

I wrote a total of one post on my blog last year. This one. Other than that, you haven’t heard from me here since October of 2014. Wow. That’s a lot of radio silence. ra·di·o si·lence (from Google) noun an absence of or abstention from radio transmission “at midnight, the…

The Hoffman Process: One Year Later

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Hoffman Process. This month is the one year anniversary of my Process and graduation from it, and that feels like a big milestone. It is amazing to realize that I am a completely different person because of it. At Hoffman, we had…

Brighid–Light-Bringer and Goddess of Hearthcraft

I began this month’s series, An Autumn Gathering: Under An October Moon, with this post called Coming Home in Autumn, about Hestia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home. Today I want to tell you about another favorite goddess/saint of mine named Brighid. Brighid (pronounced BREED) is the Celtic Goddess…

How Are You Using Your Daily Intentions Journal?

Today I want to highlight my post from October 3, An Autumn Gathering Daily Intentions Journal–Gift for You. I plan to remind readers about this each week during this month-long series, hoping you’re making good use of it. I find intention-setting actually quite comforting, because it gets me into a…

Under the Weather=Perfect Day to Talk About Elderberry

Hi everyone! I’ve got the ‘crud’ that’s going around. My sinuses are all plugged up and I can’t talk very well. Luckily, it’s a perfect rainy day to stay cozy inside, and I’ve got a couple of good ‘cozy paranormal mysteries’ to read. (Did you even know that was a…