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’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 […]Read More Mindfulness & Me
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, […]Read More Keeping My Mind Open!
2016, when I look back at it as a blogger, was a big wash. For me, it was basically a 12-month existential blogging crisis. The vast majority of the blogging that I did manage to do was responses to blogging prompts. I was – for a variety of reasons – utterly unmotivated to produce new, […]Read More Is There Still a Purpose in This? (or, The State of My Blogging: 2017)
This week’s photo challenge: “[S]how us what path means to you. Consider the journey you’ve taken this year (or where you hope to go in 2017) and share a snapshot of this personal path, whether figurative or literal.” * I took this photo of my daughter at Shenandoah National Park well over a year ago […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: PATH
A couple of nights ago, I watched the final episode of a multi-part video series I’ve been following on YouTube, called Great Wide Open. It’s a little bit about sport climbing – featuring interviews with master climbers like Tommy Caldwell, Sasha DiGiulian, Renan Ozturk (who also featured in the excellent Meru documentary that I mentioned […]Read More On Oceans and Wilderness – and the GREAT WIDE OPEN
This summer has been….well, not what I expected it to be, honestly! Not at all. I knew going in that it would be a busy and probably somewhat challenging period of time, what with moving (and shepherding two jittery elementary-school-age kids through the process.) And that’s been true. But I expected that. What I didn’t expect […]Read More 6 Things I’ve Learned in the 6 Weeks (!) Since My Last Blog Post