The holidays usually invoke these emotions, dread, joy or both. You dread the family member you have to spend time with and joy comes from spending time together. It’s an oxymoron, right? Not really when we think about all of the other emotions that get stirred up during this time of year. We may love […]Continue
Stress Is NOT A Badge Of Honor
“You pay for stress all the same way, no matter how good the reasons.” ~ unknown I’ve been a massage therapist for 25 years and I see stress up close every day in the work I do with my clients. Stress is something we all experience, some days or weeks more than others and it’s […]Continue
“Because I know that at the end of my life, sharing pics & quips & LOLs & emoticons & working diligently to create a “presence” on social media networking platforms & eagerly seeking “likes” & “shares” & “hearts” and so forth is not a time investment that I will feel proud of. To the contrary, […]Continue
What To Do Next……
This is a follow up from our last post about moving a little clutter out of your life. You have found a couple of things that you need to move out of the way so you can get very clear on the things you want to do in your life. And the next question is, […]Continue
It’s Spring! Time To “Dust” Your Life
“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow” ~unknown Here in the South spring is in the air. Warmer days, nights still cool, more daylight and the call to plant, clean and clear clutter has a strong draw on all of us. Putting your […]Continue
Why I Gave Up Goals for 2017.
“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.” ~Dee Hock It all started around the end of October 2016 when I hit the wall. My mind and my body finally said “ENOUGH” and I was forced to listen. I was done, fried, nothing was fun and everything […]Continue
Who Am I?
(Spoiler alert-yes this is about the election but not who won or didn’t, so please read on) Like a lot of you, I watched part of the elections returns, sitting in awe as I listened to the calls of what state went to whom. My state (NC) very much a battleground state was too close […]Continue
There Is Always LOVE!
“Love casts out fear” ~ Dorothy Day There is so much going on in our world right now, turn on the TV, internet or just turn on your phone and you are hit with a firestorm of negativity fueled by hate, dislike or unhappiness. Where’s the LOVE? It’s right here where it has always been, […]Continue
Finding My Way Back To Meditation
“The thing about meditation is you become more and more you.” ~ David Lynch For those of you that have been in this community awhile I have talked about my failed attempts at meditation and how my true form of it was on my tractor mowing my pastures. All of that changed this past month […]Continue
Keeping A Sacred Space
“Sacred space” is another way of saying “with intention.” ― S. Kelley Harrell As I write this post there is snow on the ground, a full moon overhead and a hush in the air around my farm. The silence of snow is something I consider very sacred. Life has to slow down and all of nature […]Continue