Breathe-In Blend

I feel like a botanist making my afternoon “breathe-in” blend! A dash of Ylang Ylang, Stress Away, Neroli, Geranium and Lavender ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿฅ€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‹ (insert song, “If I could buy the world a coke”, and instead sing, “if I could buy the world a blend”) I think it might bring about world peace! ๐Ÿ˜‰ get your oils…

This is Living

Weโ€™re a week into a new year of aspirations, resets, focus and tasks. We clearly see the red targets weโ€™re aiming to hit. Our calendars are groaning a bit. And goals are a necessary part of our human equation!ย  (BUT)… letโ€™s not forget life happens โ€œon the wayโ€ to goal(s). The moment of silence that…

B.R.A.V.I.N.G. Blogging

B.R.A.V.I.N.G. Blogging- I just listened to an interview on youtube. Brene Brown talked about her book ‘Braving the Wilderness’. (I have it on my “must read” list.) She said “True belonging is a spiritual practice and it’s about the ability to find sacredness in both being a part of something but also the courage to…

The Season of Quiet Mourners

Dec 1st has come and gone, meaning the “Christmas season’ is in full swing. For many, this is all joyous. But for so many, it means a quiet reconciling of loss. Seasons of parties and pictures, family and gatherings, punctuate loss. I have friends who have recently (or not so recently) said “goodbye” to someone,…

Braids

Today, I got to spend some one on one time with “little bit”, Lennon Jane. As I was getting her dressed, I thought I’d try a little braid in the front of her hair where it’s longest. I braided a little strand and stood there with tears in my eyes. Her first little braid seemed…

Family Reunion Musings

I had the privilege to go to my family reunion this weekend (my mom’s dad’s side of the fam). I have not seen many of these relatives since I was a teenager. I’m almost 50, so in some ways I was re-meeting some cousins. I have one great Aunt still living. She is precious and…