:: Ten Things ::

Ten Things.  Right Now. 1.  the steam curling off my chamomile tea 2.  the full heart after coming in from a walk with my daughter and pup 3.  the messy piles on my desk (sigh) 4.  the shadows falling across the yard, the sun low in the sky 5.  the sweater, so fuzzy and warm [...]

Thanksgiving

  I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.~ Henry David Thoreau ~   Ongoing, perpetual, never-ending thanks.For who we are.  For what we have.Again and again and again. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States.Love and blessings to everyone, everywhere.Again and again and again.   Sending a [...]

Being Held

I’ve been working on my essays for the holiday run of Just Five Things, and they just feel…good.  I had doubts about running it this December (December 2-13) since autumn has been extra full over here.  October was a month-long, online journaling workshop and then I went right into Gratitude Week.  All the while I’ve [...]

An Interview + A Giveaway {Lesley Austin}

It’s been quite a while since I’ve hosted an interview + a giveaway.  This is a series in which I introduce you to very special people…individuals who work equally hard at their craft and at living an intentional life….individuals who share thoughts on creativity and discuss current work dear to her heart. Each individual who [...]

Gratitude Week 2019

for the morning cup of tea.  or coffee. whichever it is, for the ritual of making, of holding, of sipping.  for the quiet beginning. for the succulents by the window.  for their quirky beauty.  for their being hardy enough to survive my non-green thumb. for the nasturtiums that are still blooming.  for the reminder to honor [...]

Three Good Things

I’ve developed a small ritual.  A ritual so small, it might seem silly.  But a ritual nonetheless - one I never miss, one to which I actually look forward.   The ritual involves a few dedicated moments before I fall asleep each night. I don’t need my journal, I don’t need candles or essential oils, I [...]

All In Good Time

The cooler autumn weather has set in and I’m content with pants-sweaters-boots every day now.  Yes, please and thank you.  I’m ready for this turn of season.  Lately, when I wash dishes at the kitchen sink, I look out to our raised garden beds and think about preparing them for the winter months. It wasn’t an [...]

Dear Thursday

Dear Thursday, Thank you for the morning tea and a good book.  Thank you for breakfast with my daughter.  Thank you for the wind, which I know not everyone likes (especially when the power goes out), but which I do.  Thank you for the blustery walk in said wind (I think I cleared a few cobwebs [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: October 11

A quiet journaling series. I'm taking inspiration from my summer journaling series on this autumn day.  Because sometimes a tiny bit of quiet is just the ticket.  Here's a quote + journaling prompts for you...   We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no [...]

One Thing at a Time

*Sometimes I want to share here what I share with my Monthly Notes readers.  Today is one of those days.  I want to share a version of October's letter because it’s something that lots of us need to hear. A gentle reminder, a little nudge. Maybe you could use this gentle reminder (this little nudge) too. We live [...]