I Just Want to Say Thank You

I'm finishing up a summer round of Just Five Things.  As is often the case, I have mixed feelings when a course comes to a close.  On the one hand, I'd love to keep going because the work with my students is so, so good (they are amazing).  On the other hand, I'm ready to [...]

Thinking About Pause + A Giveaway

A new year.  It holds so much, doesn't it? Part of me understands that we're simply continuing on.  January 1 is not very different from December 31.  It's a new day, yes (and how I love a new beginning) but the change in calendar year doesn't much affect the daily doings of life.  Part of [...]


Very simply, I wish you delight in your day today.  Christmas Eve or otherwise, may you know love and peace and joy...in your life, in your home, in your heart. Later today, I'll be burning this candle.  I will think of you - you who visit me here (thank you).  And I will think of [...]


It is no small feat to listen to one's heart.  Sure, it's easy in some instances, like last week's pie {I knew it was what my heart needed...my body, maybe not...my heart, absolutely}.  But there are other occasions that leave one stalled.  When I stall, I try to keep my heart open and listen to the [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  snow...which means shoveling...but also means playing :: getting on the treadmill even though I didn't really feel like it :: cookies...Tuesday definitely called for cookies :: watching my daughter with her extreme dot to dot {about 1,000 dots each puzzle!}...she loves it, and I love that [...]

Killer Toes {and a giveaway}

Her toes kill me.  There's snow on the ground and she wears no socks...I don't get it.  But they're still tiny, and that kills me too.  Sometimes I wonder if, in some way, she knows just how much I love her toes and that's why she runs about the house year round without socks. Do [...]

:: consider this ::

a little inspirational image + quote for you, followed by a prompt.  to simply read.  to explore with words or paint.  to capture in a photograph of your own. to consider while you walk or sip or breathe.  take it.  allow it to seep into your consciousness.  go, dearest… now consider this:  **can you experience [...]

a virtual stroll

  my sweet friend lisa asked me to join in on a little blog tour.  and seeing as how i pretty much adore her and i pretty much relish a chance to press the pause button and engage in a little reflection, i said yes.  if you'd like to see lisa's responses to these same questions, you [...]