A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: July 10

A quiet journaling series.  Read here to learn more about following along from June 19 – August 28. Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothingin common with and still be fascinated by their presence.~ David Byrne ~   Perhaps now, more than ever, these are words to [...]

A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: July 3

A quiet journaling series.  Read here to learn more about following along from June 19 – August 28. If you’re not changing, you’re not growing; you’re not being present.Change is essential.~ Maggie Rogers ~   Sometimes change is exciting, welcome, invigorating.  Sometimes change is uncomfortable, scary, anxiety-inducing.  Sometimes it’s a mix of all of that.  [...]

A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: June 19

A quiet journaling series.  Read here to learn more about following along from June 19 - August 28. My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. ~ Desmond Tutu ~   * in honor of Juneteenth * in honor of lives lost * in honor of all those treated [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: April 17

A quiet journaling series. I plan to run A Tiny Bit of Quiet in the coming summer months, just like I did last year.  In the meantime, a little sliver of quiet might be good right now too.  Here's a quote + journaling prompts... It will never rain roses:  when we want to have more roses,we must [...]

Somewhere Between Peace and Brokenness

I am resting standing sitting sleeping holding being somewhere between peaceful and heartbroken in these days which are terribly different in some ways and not as much in others, but still…different and strange and odd and weird and it’s hard to wrap my mind around everything, it’s hard to stay on top of things without falling [...]

Simple Pleasures

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~   Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world...   :: a [...]

A Gift for You

How are you feeling? Physically, yes…but emotionally, too…how are you?  It’s an odd time, isn’t it?  Parts of our lives are slowing down (more of us staying home, limiting interaction with others) and other parts (the numbers and updates, new ways of doing work and school) change daily.  It’s a lot to contend with, I know. [...]

Rain and Coffee

There’s rain and there’s coffee. There’s grey sky and there’s work. There’s clutter and there’s a clear desk. There’s laundry and there’s clean clothing. There’s breakfast and there’s lunch (and then there’s dinner). There’s yesterday and there’s today. There’s truth and there’s more truth. There’s love and there’s compassion. There’s one thing and there’s another. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]