What Is Self-Love Anyway?

#81 WHAT IS SELF-LOVE ANYWAY? When it comes to self-love we all know it is important. But do we know what it is? And how do we practice it? Self-love, self-compassion, self-care, being kind to ourselves are phrases we hear all the time. But rarely do we take the time to reflect on what that…

Goodbye 2020 Bring On 2021

#80 GOODBYE 2020 BRING ON 2021 It is not often that our world gets shaken up so profoundly. 2020 was a year like no other. We have a real opportunity to look at our lives with fresh eyes and see what we truly value, appreciate, and want to attract into our lives. But not so fast!…

Sinking Into Peace

#79 SINKING INTO PEACE I’m going to keep this really, really simple. After all, isn’t that what we all need right now? A large slice of self-compassion but served in small, manageable bits. Let’s start by pausing for a moment. Because I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling a bit like a dried-up…

Cozying Up To Winter

#78 COZYING UP TO WINTER Winter is coming. How does that make you feel? Do you seize up inside just a little, or do you embrace the idea? Now more than ever we could use a shift in mindset from a state of mild dread to one of wistful anticipation. Scandinavians have a reputation for…

Just The Right Amount Of Stress

#66 Just The Right Amount Of Stress [First written in 2016 I am now updating it to fit the times we live in now.] As the season starts to change, and the rhythm of our lives alters with it, many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress. This is multiplied with a global pandemic…

Softly Fascinating Stimulation

#35 How photos of nature soothe the mind Just a thought: I have returned to my passion for taking photos and am loving it! I even started a facebook group called #hereisbeauty because I have found that when people look at photos of something beautiful, especially nature, it makes them happy. Isn’t happiness what life is all…

Forgiveness is Freedom

#67   How many of you out there long for a sense of freedom? And how often to we experience that intoxicating feeling? My theory of freedom is that it is always there – we just allow things to block our view of it. Like clouds blocking the sun when we are the sky. Something…

How to Change a Habit For Good

#69 Did you know that it is estimated that 40-45% of everyday decisions are infact, habits. Most are harmless, but I would guess that all of us have at least one habit that feels like it controls us more than we control it. Charles Duhigg, a reporter in the New York Times wrote an excellent book on…