Poll: Ignore or know your enemy?

On the one hand, life is far too fleeting to devote your precious time and emotional energy to paying attention to individuals who regularly spew or propagate ugly, untrue, hateful words. On the other hand, how will you be able to speak out against injustice, fight for truth, stand up for those who have no voice, if you're unaware of the lies and uninformed as to what the haters are saying? Is it more about this... ...more

Living Light: Lessons of Less

I don't know what inspired me to do it. Was it something momentous that helped make the decision? A moment of frustration? Pulling my scalp in anguish that somehow sparked the pulling of an idea out of my mind? Last fall, I remember twirling a strand around my finger one day, all silky and perfectly hombred, and just knowing, without emotion or dramatic declaration: this has to go. I need to cut my hair. ...more

Day 6: Enough Is Enough (Truism, Not Tautology)

When I was in my early twenties, I went through a bad spell financially, occupationally, and spiritually. I had a college degree in the humanities (English literature, with a 4.0 GPA) and a frenzied determination to be a writer. At 22, despite that 4.0 GPA, “starving artist” had an appealing, adventurous ring to it. ...more

Reverb 2013 - Day 2

Gift giving and receivingFor me, this year, the two are actually one - Baby Boy. I was given the pleasure of becoming his parent as well as having aided in giving Baby as a gift to Hun. Honestly, even with all the difficulties I've had to date, there is nothing better than him. This year was amazing in that way....more

Reverb 2013 - Day 1

I told Hun that I think I've lost my mind. Why?, he asks. Well, because I found two other things that sound fun out here in the blog world and I think I'm going to do them. No additional information given. I mean, I did get a little catching up done after finishing out November NaBloPoMo . But, challenges I like. I'm feeling a little re-invigorated right now, this evening. I do think I'll only do one challenge right now though. Sometimes it's hard enough getting one post done a day, let alone two.1 word for 2013: Change....more

Finding life, family and work balance

Since I work from home (and currently go to online school) I always hear people say how lucky I am or how lucky my kids are to have their mom home etc. Yes I feel SO blessed to be able to work from home with them and have a flexible schedule (my wish for all parents that want flexible schedules!) I am home to make meals/dinner, to go to school things, to run them to all their appointments, to run them clothes or money when they forget it and the list goes on. ...more



Practice Non-Stealing this Holiday Season

2013 Wellness Challenge Week 46: Non-StealingOne of the 8 limbs of the yogic path as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is asteya, which roughly translates to non-stealing. (For those of you unfamiliar, Patanjali was a famous sage and his Yoga Sutras are the guiding document for living a yogic life.)On the surface, non-stealing is quite straightforward – don’t take from others something (or someone) that/who doesn’t belong to you....more

Stay at Home Parenting, a Personal Perspective

A number of mom-blog posts refer to being a stay-at-home parent as a job. Having recently decided to spend an additional year at home with my children, I have been struggling with this concept. For me, the idea that being a SAHM was a job, wasn't working. I was grumpy about always being 'on the job', constantly trying to get 'everything done' (whatever that means) before bed each night, only to start it all over again the next day. I didn't want to change my decisions to be a SAHM. ...more

What is a Relationship?

I was having this conversation with my mom the other night about one of her best friends who is a guy.  She wa...more