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Belly breathing
Sunday, February 28, 2021      3 comments

Ever watch a baby sleeping? The peace on their face, the rise and fall of their belly. In guided meditation, you’ll sometimes hear the words “soft face, soft belly” or something similar to that. The reminder to breathe from the abdomen is a... Read more
50 is "Nifty!"
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      11 comments

The hubby turned the big 5-0 yesterday....and in true pandemic fashion, we had an uber-small gathering of his parents (the people most connected with hubby's existence on earth) and our new small family of 4 (oldest kiddo is now in Delaware at u... Read more
The hiatus... retrenching...
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      8 comments

I guess it was 2 weeks ago...a few major things at work came about, the most important being a vaccination opportunity for airport workers. This high level county effort was filtered down through various platforms and would up in my zone with a... Read more
Mindfulness of "the rut"
Thursday, January 28, 2021      7 comments

Ever scroll through inspirational quotes on social media and they just hit the nail on the head? It happens to me all the time. This past year has been one of a lot of introspection and building up that self-care muscle...and today is no diffe... Read more
"Do more of what makes you happy"
Tuesday, January 26, 2021      5 comments

It's a slogan on a new t-shirt I bought myself. It's also on a little trinket dish I gave my son for Christmas. It's a motto I can get behind because let's face it...it's easy to forget ourselves, let alone happiness when under stress or when ... Read more
So...2021
Friday, January 15, 2021      8 comments

So...2021...I’ve deleted several blogs since your start... This Friday morning, I woke up from weird dreams and had to get up and out of bed. On average I wake up around 4:30am nowadays. I wish it were later, truly. I look at the bright sid... Read more
The last Monday of 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020      7 comments

Can you believe it?!? It's a little surreal. The last week of 2020...only a few days left of the most crazy year of our lives!! So many lives changed forever...from something unseen. Wow. It was a year of a lot of reflection and s... Read more
"this will have to do"...my Xmas card
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      11 comments

As you can see, the image above is what I created for our 2020 Christmas card! I saw the template and was inspired, because let's face it, this... Read more
The magic of the delete button
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      12 comments

Yesterday I did it. The hotmail account that has been giving my iphone a hard time has been officially deleted off of it. It was the second time I had to delete and reinstall. Well, as they say, the Second time is a charm....Once bitten, Twice ... Read more
Dec 1 - day 117 of daily meditation
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      8 comments

The last month of the year is here! and with it my 117th day of consecutive meditation! I've blogged about the benefits of meditation...and this can be chalked up to another one, I guess. I just want to make a note about this Thanksgiving.... Read more
A new day & able to breathe
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      7 comments

After I posted yesterday's blog, I felt much better as the day went on. The supportive notes from my Sparkfriends were extremely helpful. The extra sessions of meditation were helpful. The "letting go" of things was helpful. On days like... Read more
Mood swing alert!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020      7 comments

Last Friday was such a good mental health day...and I was hoping the good feels would continue on into the weekend, but other things beyond my control must have had other plans! Saturday was "ok"...the hubby's day was hijacked by online co... Read more
The Friday the 13th day of kindness
Saturday, November 14, 2020      2 comments

Allegedly, according to social media outlets, yesterday was world kindness day. It was also Friday the 13th. For those superstitious folks, I can totally get why you’d like to hide on the day, especially with the year we are all having! ... Read more
Turning points
Thursday, November 12, 2020      5 comments

First off - thanks for the support on the last blog - the stress levels have been deflated after a few discussions and some outside support from our best friends...a couple that is more family after 15 or so years. We support them, they support... Read more
Stress, voting, & observations
Tuesday, November 03, 2020      13 comments

As I was standing on line to vote this morning, I made note of a few things that struck a chord in me as being noticeably changed for the better. In the past, I tended toward the nervous vein with crowds and lines...in fact, I was oozing ... Read more

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