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:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  the last hydrangea, clipped and brought indoors 2.  the birch leaves lying on the grass, the patio...autumn is coming, and I'm glad 3.  the pup, lying at my feet 4.  watching a leaf falling from the tree, floating...such a gentle release 5.  a sparrow at the feeder...the birds are happy [...]

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 [...]

:: Randoming ::

Some random things...   I plan to try the actual, magic ingredient (citric acid) but the article is entertaining. These sneaks.  I love them.  Plus they’re an environmentally-responsible company. Win-win. (thanks, A) These period undies.  For your daughter, for your granddaughter, for your niece.  Or for you (if you're reading this, I'm assuming you're an adult, [...]

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 [...]

What’s In Store

Ah, September.  In some ways, I’m ready for you.  In other ways, not so much.  But mostly, yes okay, let’s do this. Did you enjoy following along with A Tiny Bit of Quiet over the summer months?  I hope so. I loved putting that series together and received lots of positive feedback.  I’m already thinking about when [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: August 30

A quiet journaling series for your summer (or winter) months.  June - August.  From me to you. xo Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege.  Use it. Dwell in possibility. ~ Oprah Winfrey ~   What is your path? Does your current path feel true? Do you need support to stay [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: August 23

A quiet journaling series for your summer (or winter) months.  June - August.  From me to you. xo Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway. ~ Emory Austin ~   When you have a bad day or rough phase, it’s helpful to have a toolbox of ways to lift yourself. Write [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: August 16

A quiet journaling series for your summer (or winter) months.  June - August.  From me to you. xo People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they are lost. ~ Dalai Lama ~   Think of a topic/issue/idea/belief.  What is your personal stance? Think of [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: August 9

A quiet journaling series for your summer (or winter) months.  June - August.  From me to you. xo Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. ~ Anaïs Nin ~   What (or who) is marvelous in your life right now? What is not so marvelous? Do you need to let anything (or anyone) [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: August 2

A quiet journaling series for your summer (or winter) months.  June - August.  From me to you. xo Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~ Oscar Wilde ~   Write 3 things you liked about your childhood self. Write 3 things you liked about your mid-life self (whatever mid-life is for you, depending on your [...]