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 [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: eating lots of these mandarins...wanting to not eat them too quickly because they look pretty on the counter...but eating them quickly :: enjoying the springtime temperatures...walks, a bike ride with the kids, a short sit on the front porch :: reading this book...admiring her even more [...]

Intention {a free offering}

It can be important to set goals.  It’s good to have something to work towards, something to achieve.  I believe this, yes.  But, living day to day, I like something a little softer.   I like intention.   Intention can be defined as a determination to act in a certain way or as what one [...]

Getting Quiet, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about getting quiet.  In one sense I was talking about the quiet that means the absence of sound (specifically, music and podcasts).  But at the end, if you noticed, I mentioned this: In our world, which is hyper-everything, it’s okay to skip the latest podcast recording (even the one that a [...]

What You See Is What You Get

On the first of each month, I send Monthly Notes to the people on my mailing list.  Maintaining a newsletter is something I initially resisted, but it’s something I have grown to love.  I look forward to writing a letter each month and sharing that more intimate conversation with my readers.  While my Monthly Notes [...]

Cultivating Intention and Making Things Happen

I wrote in January’s Monthly Note* that I’m not one to make resolutions, nor am I one to choose a word for the year.  While both can be wonderful practices, they’re presently not my cup of tea.  I do, however, believe in the power of setting intentions.   I’ve been sitting with this idea of [...]

My Wishes for You

Are you busy right now?  Or are you finding stillness?  Maybe you're somewhere in between. So often I find myself in the in-between.  It's possible to be ridiculously busy and (somewhat) still at the same time.  I find that staying with my breath helps.  Walks outside help too.  As do cups of tea.  And warm [...]