As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you ...more
The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—or even if you're not!—here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free writing!)
Once again it is Friday and time for story telling in 100 or so words by Friday Fictioneers. It is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I am screaming and howling out my tall tale of 100 words. Do you know how stress relieving that can be? Try it for yourself and see. I tell no lies - no much....more
My choice for today's Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the "Warmth" prompt. The first is obvious - flaming saganaki! - but the second is the "warm" memories I have of the occasion.
I'm back from the woods again. I can feel the vibrations of busyness as I enter the city limits - the hum of electricity and traffic. I can smell the aroma of fast food and concrete along Idylwyld Drive. The quiet and coolness of the woods are left far behind - along with the sweet scent of spruce pine needles....more
EOS is End of Summer. And it's that lip stuff that comes in the pod like container. There are approximately 10 of these in various colors rolling around my house and car. Most unrealistic packaging gimmick I have ever seen. ...more
This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in a few hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed; just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more
Almost three years ago now (I truly can't believe it's been so long!) Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario and I started working from home (part time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I'd never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered that it actually fits me well - and that furthermore, I absolutely love it.
Prompt: Is the key to happiness the ability to forget?Well, well, well.....In a marriage, forgetting the small, little, petty, bullshit things that your spouse does, is probably pretty KEY to having a successful, HAPPY marriage. ...more
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich FrommDon’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco ChanelCreativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else. – Natalie Goldberg ...more
While we each may express it in our own unique style, and our individual paths will twist and turn in different directions along the way, I believe that we all share a common desire: To live a meaningful life.
There are uncountable multitudes of strategies we could employ, tasks we could set ourselves, and practices we could adopt, each of which would move us further along in our journey.
I've taken some time to explore several which, while I wish I could say I have already mastered, I'll most likely be working on (perhaps even struggling with) for the rest of my life.
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more