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 [...]

Naming (and Claiming) Your World

I read the following passage the other morning, as I was sipping my coffee, the morning light slowly rising.  It struck a chord. Reading and writing one’s world is a way of claiming one’s personhood. …to name your world is to claim your world. …In a real sense, your impulse to write lyric poetry can also [...]

The Fullness of Everything and Nothing

It’s been a full week as so many of them are and it’s often the case that full does not equal bad but just equals full, no more and no less, and there are things that need doing, both good and less-good, but this week it’s been mostly good although I’m missing my son terribly [...]

Tabula Rasa

It’s the end of another week.  Another Friday.  After another Thursday after another Wednesday after another Tuesday after another…you get the idea.  And you might think that I’m headed towards some reflection on the tedium of it all…the endless repetition and cycle of days and weeks, months and years. On the contrary. It’s this one-after-the-other [...]