Tomorrow Will Care For Itself

Tomorrow Will Care For Itself

“August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They Sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.” Jonathan Safran Foer What does summer mean to you and could we, or should we, as Thoreau suggested, “maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter?” Or is it instead true that embracing each season equally is the better course? For “what good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck Is […]

Kissed by Wisdom: Thoughts on Joyful Aging

Kissed by Wisdom: Thoughts on Joyful Aging

Joyful aging is not about losing self or even becoming a better version of self. I think it is a journey of becoming more fully yourself.  Kissed by wisdom. I see my body in a photo like she is not me. She has gained weight this past year and grown some new sparkly hair. I thought she was taller. I have often wished she would bend to fit your pretty mold. But she is faithful and her scars and dimples reflect some of the messy journey I am on. In […]

We Can Run But We Can’t Hide

We Can Run But We Can’t Hide

Inside: Whenever I’m on the cusp of change, resistance shows up and I have the urge to run again. But we can’t outrun ourselves. This post contains affiliate links. The winding drive back into the Peace valley is beautiful. I have to keep my eyes on the lane ahead of me and the construction that takes up part of the narrow winding road, though, so I am unable to fully take in the view or look over, across the river that cuts through the town, to try and spot the […]

Your Life in Progress: Self-Care Through Life’s Transitions

Your Life in Progress: Self-Care Through Life’s Transitions

Self Care Through Life’s Transitions is part of a series called “Your Life in Progress.” In this series we hear from other women like you and I – women who are learning to love and care for themselves well. They are taking risks, making mistakes, trying new things and letting others go, sometimes struggling, but ultimately pursuing beautiful, gentle lives of purpose, health & JOY. Ever since I was a young child, I have been a morning person. I am not sure if it was because my parents were night owls or if it was due […]

When Slow Living Feels Busy and Stressful

When Slow Living Feels Busy and Stressful

I aim for a slow and simple life. With time to ponder and putter. I love to feed my family simple, real food and spend time hanging out with them; it nourishes me deeply to do work that feels meaningful to me – to build my small community and encourage the women in my circle of impact. But sometimes my slow living feels busy and stressful.   Sometimes I start to feel anxiety bubble up in my chest because I am aware of my ever-expanding to do list. I feel guilt because […]

Living Eyes and Heart Wide Open

Living Eyes and Heart Wide Open

Inside: Everything changes when we practice living eyes and heart wide open. We shift from fear to curiosity, from wanting everything to work out just right into joyful possibility. What might change in your life if you began living eyes and heart wide open? Just as my leg began to feel somewhat better after a year of difficulty I awoke one morning with pain and swelling in my foot; I walked on it two weeks before seeing my doc and getting an x-ray. Then in a rush to get to physiotherapy, […]

Are You Lonely?

Are You Lonely?

As an introvert I seek out solitude and rarely spend time with people beyond my family. My brain only has so much bandwidth and I am generally busy filling it to the brim, drippy, with other people’s words from podcasts and books. I find myself laughing along with the banter, happily immersed in the dialogue, nodding my head in agreement, pausing now and again to consider. Until it’s over and then I find myself alone. And sometimes, most often during the wistful transition of spring or fall, keenly aware of a tender loneliness resting heavy in my gut. […]