Roots, Shoots and Patience

I’m all for wildflowers in the summertime but when I notice a grove of sapling sumac taking root in my yard, I realize that I have to take action. Yes folks, this is my front yard. Not a traditional lawn, but rather a wildflower field that I keep reasonably well cropped. Admittedly, it doesn’t match […]

Read More    >

Close Mouth, Open Heart.

  Have you ever been sitting in yoga class with your legs folded neatly beneath you, eyes closed and hands pressed together in prayer, when suddenly your beloved yoga teacher says: “Keep your heart open.” And did you ever wonder, “how the heck do I do that?” This happens to me on a regular basis […]

Read More    >

100 Things: Stepping out of Clutter

I’m giving away 100 things in 48 hours.   Why? Because in my last post, I said “I feel like I need to shovel myself out from under my clutter-laden lifestyle and my soul-numbing job. I’d like to shovel myself to a lighter way of life.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t allow […]

Read More    >
Tags

Shoveling Out from Under

I’ve just come home from vacation, three weeks away during blizzard season. I am digging myself out in every way in every sense of the word: work, housework, snow, snow and more snow: More than snow, though, I feel like I need to shovel myself out from under my clutter-laden lifestyle and my soul-numbing job. […]

Read More    >

The Gift I won’t Unwrap this Christmas

I am sitting on the floor of the living room, wrapping a Christmas gift for my husband, when a scene from Christmas past unfolds in my mind. I spin back seven or eight years, to a time when my daughters were younger, when Santa Claus was still plausible (they still talk about the time the […]

Read More    >

A One Bedroom Apartment with a Plant

Lately my husband has been urging me to prepare for the future. “I’ll be dead in five years,” he says, “and you’ll be living in a one-bedroom apartment with a plant.” Have I mentioned his flair for sensationalizing? Probably comes from his taking in too many Business Week magazine covers. Oh, and if this talk […]

Read More    >

Sliding Sidebar