This is Living

We’re a week into a new year of aspirations, resets, focus and tasks. We clearly see the red targets we’re aiming to hit. Our calendars are groaning a bit. And goals are a necessary part of our human equation!  (BUT)… let’s not forget life happens “on the way” 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…

What if You Lived in an RV?

Have you ever thought about living on wheels? I’m surprised at the amount of people who tell me they want to do what we’re doing—live in an RV. I would say over 50%  of the people I talk to say “I’ve always wanted to do that”. The other 50% are shaking their heads saying “I…