Something I’ve mentioned in previous posts, but haven’t talked about in any kind of concentrated detail, is the fact that I’ve experienced a big uptick in anxiety in the last two years+. It’s been a little rough! At this point in time, I do understand the roots of why the issue has come about (it’s […]Read More Anxiety Antidotes
I miss the ocean!!! I only got there once this summer. Better than nothing…but not anywhere near enough time! So here are my feet beside the Atlantic Ocean from two summers ago, to go with “Atlantic.” (I really like that song!) *** I’m posting this pic also because I’ve been practicing a little with Gimp…and […]Read More Creative Pursuits
“Let’s face it, we’re all on a one-way street, aren’t we, and what are we going to do? What are we going to do as we go forward to have no regrets looking back? And all this past year in training, I had that Teddy Roosevelt quote…floating around in my brain, and it […]Read More On Diana Nyad’s VERY Inspirational 2013 Ted Talk
I’ve been completely caught up lately in a WONDERFUL interview series. I have many, many, many things I want to say about this series! (And it’s ongoing! It runs every day through the month of May. Check it out here, if you’re curious!) For right now though, I just want to tell about one little […]Read More Fast-Forward 3 Years. What Do You See?
I ended that last post by noting that it was in the course of going through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way that I was struck by an urge to paint. This was a first for me. And let me just stop right there and note that there’s a reason I never painted before. It’s because I’m […]Read More Rediscovering Art
There has to be some color somewhere! Faced with another day of overcast skies, dull greens and duller browns, I nonetheless grabbed my camera and made my daily trek to the school bus stop to meet my kids. I hadn’t taken more than a few steps out of the apartment when I realized I was […]Read More Seeking Color
A few months ago, I wrote a post titled, “Don’t Forget to Breathe.” I was noting how helpful it was (and is) for me in moments of stress to just STOP – to center, to breathe. When you take the time to stop and notice your breath, even just for a few seconds, you are […]Read More Don’t Forget to Breathe, Part 2