Our Sustainable Living Inventory

It's April, aka Earth Month. This is the time of year when we see an influx of earth-friendly messages and community events, when people are (at least talking about) planting trees and everyone is just a little bit more aware of their impact on the environment. So, I figured this in celebration of Earth Day … Continue reading Our Sustainable Living Inventory

Taking a Deep Breath

It's morning, and my toddler is still asleep. I watch him sleeping soundly, breathing deeply, and I am grateful for him and for this day that I will spend with him. I smile. And then, I become aware of my own breathing. I inhale. I exhale. I smile again. There really is something so powerful … Continue reading Taking a Deep Breath

Public and Private Writing

Today, on the morning of this second day of the new year and the last day of winter break, I'm drawn to write. This is nothing new. Writing is a big part of who I am. It always has been. I imagine it always will be. Like many other writers, as I contemplate my thoughts … Continue reading Public and Private Writing

Keep Clapping

I'm here now at the train station,  waiting for a train where I will settle in and read a book for the next hour or so. This train will whisk me away to a change of scenery, to the lights of New York City, extra bright for the holiday season.   After an especially stressful … Continue reading Keep Clapping

The first few “happy days” and the little things…

I signed up for the #100happydays challenge on Tuesday, September 22nd -- shout out to Shaundrika for introducing it to me! I am a pretty happy person to begin with, so I'm not completing this challenge to become happy. I'm already happy. So why am I doing it? Reason #1: Ā I decidedĀ to complete this challenge … Continue reading The first few “happy days” and the little things…