Be Kind to Yourself

Whew.  What a month. I hoped life would give me a little breather and it has to some extent. This series on love and relationships has been interesting. I planned the topics I wanted to write about this month, but I did not anticipate where life or my writing would take me in relation to…

Mindful Monday #55 – Self Love

We are in the final week of February.  I am relieved that the month is almost done.  I hope the month ends sweeter then it’s sour beginning.  My goal for the month is to write a post each week that reflects the various types of love that exist.  To my surprise, based on what occurred…

Cloudy with a Chance of Tears

I thought today was Thursday. Even though, I flew home yesterday (aka Thursday); I still believed for the entire day that today was Thursday. That’s how my week has been all week. Cloudy. Cloudy…with a chance of tears. This month has really knocked the wind out of me. Last weekend was hard because I got…

Mindful Monday #54 – The Love of Family

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and found reason to celebrate the love in your life and the special people who appreciate your authentic self. My intention for the month is to focus on love and while that intention is pure, it appears that life wants me to examine the heavier aspects…

Heartbroken

Last Valentines day I wrote “How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Single Edition.”  It was my intention to follow up that post, with a “couples edition” post this year.  However, I am not dating anyone and I am nowhere near a romantic relationship, so that idea is tabled.  Like last weeks post, this weeks post…

Wisdom Wednesday #29 – The Artist is Present

This past fall I watched a documentary called “The Artist is Present” which follows the performance artist Marina Abramovic as she prepares for the largest art exhibit of her career at MOMA.  A clip from the video went viral on the internet twice this year and last year, before I got a chance to see…

Mindful Monday #53 – Love is a Commitment

I hope you had a great weekend.  With Valentines day just a few days away, this weeks post will focus on romantic love/ romantic relationships.  There are several touching quotes I came across while looking for this weeks Mindful Monday Post.  The quote that I chose stuck out because I feel that it can speak…

Let the Dust Settle

I wrote this piece to be posted last Friday, but my vulnerability radar went through the roof.  I decided to wait a week, to think about this piece before I post it and still the radar is high.  It’s not the honesty that I fear, but the realizations that will come as the result of…

Wisdom Wednesday #28 – Recipe for Friends

In honor of the month of love, this weeks posts are focused on the topic of friends and friendship.  What makes a good friend?  What makes a good friendship? This weeks Wisdom Wednesday video, created by the Ned Show, asks kids what they feel is a recipe for friendship.  From “adding a teaspoon of arguments”…

Mindful Monday #52 – Pure Love

Happy February aka the month of love, relationships, friends and family. This month I will start a new series on the topic of love (romantic, platonic or unrequited love) and relationships (romantic, platonic or family). Valentines day is just two weeks away.  Whether you are looking forward to it or dreading it, there maybe a…