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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12 Songs

I amuse myself sometimes by stepping outside of myself a little and consciously observing what I’m drawn to at that moment – either musically, or in reading, or in movies/video. It’s interesting! I occasionally surprise myself. (Case in point: I don’t think I’ve thought about that Def Leppard song since I was 14-ish or so!) […]

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Life and Blogging

A few weeks ago, on the heels of a very unmotivated year of blogging (actually, probably more accurately, an unmotivated eighteen months at least of blogging), I posed a question to myself: “Is it worth it to continue to blog?? Has this just run its course for me? Do I still have a purpose here?” I […]

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