As the seasons change, we begin to shift our habits. A new set of clothes comes out, our grocery shop norm changes, and our mood may shift as well. When we make big life changes, it is a good time to make changes and how we want to live. Place ties us to certain habits, [...]
I was scrolling through podcast notes looking for something and noticed the comment section. Who has time to comment after listening, I thought? Then I realized that I would generally not, in large part because I would assume that the well-known podcast host would most certainly not have time for a response, or to even [...]
As I age, I realize that 'stuff' has cycles. The home feels newly painted...but after 7 years it needs touch-ups. It is no longer new and clean. Those headphones that were the best I had ever had 5 years ago, which I haven't used in many years, they are now outdated. Trash. No one would [...]
Pouring through boxes of photographs...I recognize that this will not be a 'problem' in the future because everything is digital now. Are we organized enough to save the digital pictures? Does it matter - how often do we go through pictures anyway? And which of these hard-copy pictures, still in their bags from the grocery [...]
When I was in elementary school, I sold Christmas wrapping paper in the neighborhood as a fundraiser for a school trip. Then it arrived...and I didn't deliver it. I do not remember the details, but I know that I didn't follow through. It is shameful to think about now. Yet, it is also telling. I [...]
I am currently staying in a place in between a large metropolitan area and a small mountain town that may be evacuated soon due to forest fires. On the main Street there is a steady stream of cars going each direction... I would imagine that summer coming from the metropolitan area to their second home [...]
Getting away from our typical routine allows reflection on our patterns which allows us to make big-picture changes from a better vantage point. When in our day-to-day sometimes it's more about survival- for better or for worse. For some, that escape may be a weekend hike or a day without being connected to screens. For [...]
We can usually do more than we think we can...and testing our limits is a good practice every once in awhile.
I was really intrigued by this background piece on Sarah Cooper. Likely particularly appealing to other women of our generation. Excited to see where her career takes her! And a good example and role model for not giving up on our dreams.
We can create meaning in our lives for ourselves and the lives of others. This is an honor and also a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Is there someone you can be a leader for? That could be yourself.