Mindfulness & Me

I’ve been interested for quite some time now in both the idea and practice of mindfulness. (You can see that interest sprinkled all over this blog!) Mindfulness – the need for it, the attempts to develop it, the changes it brings when I manage to be effective with the practice of it – touches every aspect of […]

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Keeping My Mind Open!

To be honest, I’m not particularly into – or even really much interested – in astrology. I used to not-infrequently read my daily horoscope, back in the day – but that was in the course of reading newspapers. The horoscope page was always just there, and so I read it! But I don’t, hardly ever, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: EARTH

This week’s photo challenge: “[S]hare an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors…” * I’m not sure how it is that I never noticed this before – but baby […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SECURITY

This week’s photo challenge: “Share a photo that depicts your interpretation of ‘security.’” * I find a lot of security – as in, balance and calm, and a sense that everything will be okay and I can handle things – in the knowledge that stepping outside my door and looking UP is all I ever […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NEW HORIZON

This week’s photo challenge from WordPress: “[W]e’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought a few weeks early. If resolutions aren’t your style, show us something that you want to achieve — it could be setting a new goal, […]

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Discover Challenge: SONG

This week’s Discover Challenge proposes: “[T]ell us the story of your special connection to one song…You could embed music videos into an essay or piece of memoir, share a collection of images that are connected to a song, or even share a…playlist for a true mixtape experience.” * I’ve been mulling this challenge for the last […]

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