Can You Find Balance in Relentlessness?

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Osho, Hold Bliss

Relentless. This word has been in my mind over the last few weeks. I’ve experienced relentless behavior by others, remembered it within my father, and recognized it in myself. There are pros and cons to being relentless. Merriam-Webster defines relentless as: “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace”. Ouch. That sounds exhaustingly painful. I used to … Read More

January 2015. In like a lion?

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It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I took some time off for the holidays and as soon as January began, life had me off and running. I thought it was March that was in like a lion, not January.   It seemed that each day brought a new high and a low. It felt like the lows were short-lived, thankfully, … Read More

Giving Yourself the Gift of Self-Care

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeSelf-Love, Wellness2 Comments

Last week I started to get a migraine.  I get them occasionally but they rarely last more than a day.  This one continued for three days before finally letting go.  Once the migraine released I realized why it had lasted so long.  I had a sinus infection and my migraine had turned into a full blown cold.  I hadn’t had … Read More

Finding Space for Self-Love

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Most of us feel pretty busy.  Some days and weeks are busier than others.  Some weeks you have very little going on.  Maybe those weeks are uncomfortable.  You’ve gotten used to the busyness of the previous weeks. How can you find more space for stillness?  For wellness?  For creativity and activities that feed your soul?  For self-love? How much of … Read More

An Orchard Full of Lemons

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lemons, orchard of lemons

I have received an orchard full of lemons this year. It’s really been one thing after another. As I was thinking through everything that’s happened, I realized most of it isn’t directly happening to me. It’s felt like it was happening to me because I’ve had to step in and help my family. Things have been stressful and there have … Read More

What Do You Need?

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Many people I know are going through financial challenges right now, and I think the question of “what do I need” is frequently being asked.  It’s a very black and white thing, in a time of spending analysis, to decide what you want versus what you need.  Do you need to go out to dinner?  No.  That’s a pretty easy … Read More