Mondays should hold peace, not dread. They should be an optimistic look forward at all that’s in store for the week, rather than a reluctant look downward at my shoes as I muster the wherewithal to just get through the coming days. I want my days full of joy and hope, moments of solitude andContinue reading “Peace, Not Dread”
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Open heart. Open mind.
You know what people do? They opinion shop. They feel-good shop. They justify shop. They comeraderie shop. Not only does misery love company, but so does contentment. People are out shopping for connectedness. They want to feel good about themselves and their choices. They want to be agreed with and supported by other folks goingContinue reading “Open heart. Open mind.”
Healthy Choices Today
Progress, People! Whole foods only and lots of water! Nothing more motivating than seeing myself in the mirror dancing with my kids last night. Other than all this, I just feel like I better watch my health. It can get away from us, you know. You must start going through a thing in your 40’sContinue reading “Healthy Choices Today”
Weight Loss & Accountability…just no.
So I’ve been thinking about telling y’all that I’m going to start trying to lose weight. Telling you would mean accountability, though, and accountability means…um… having to be accountable…for actually doing it. *sigh* Why is weight loss hard? It’s not hard to eat birthday cake. Why is weight loss accountability so hard? It’s not hardContinue reading “Weight Loss & Accountability…just no.”
20 Ways To Love Yourself
1) Don’t respond to that email, text, or phone call. 2) Let that housework wait; it will still be there later. 3) Take a shower, smell good, and show up with your chin up. 4) Say “no” with a smile, because you really are too busy to take on another thing. 5) Don’t put upContinue reading “20 Ways To Love Yourself”
Let go of the crap.
Funny, isn’t? Funny to think about your old self, or maybe what the rest of the world is still doing, when you decide to be completely done with… Stupid crap. Fake crap. Meaningless crap. Other people’s crap. Political crap. Crap that ain’t my business. Dramatic crap. Pretentious crap. It’s the biggest challenge of all –Continue reading “Let go of the crap.”
It makes me tired.
I’ll just go ahead and say it, because I know y’all are thinking it, too. Sometimes, I don’t want to hear about other people’s problems. Anybody’s. The world’s. The economy’s. Whoever. Whatever. It makes me tired. There. It’s out…for all of us. That doesn’t sound very nice, I know, but seriously. I just don’t haveContinue reading “It makes me tired.”
Can’t Blame Myself
I’m the poster child for thinking of ways to blame myself when something “goes wrong” with my kids…if they acted irresponsibly, after they said something disrespectful, or best yet, when they got a mental health diagnosis. After the discovery of clinical OCD, general anxiety disorder, a math disorder, and ADHD in my daughter, I didContinue reading “Can’t Blame Myself”
I am often inspired by posts made by my friends, and this one… what a thought! I think many of us are in this mode right now. We’ve been in survival mode. Keeping things running the best can, constantly trying to stay on top of tasks, always playing catch up, working to get enough rest,Continue reading “Survival Mode”
Overwhelm. Mighty. Juice.
This past week was overwhelming, to say the least, but we pushed through. God IS mighty, and after I stopped feeling all sad and ridiculous, remembered that He is indeed mightier than my “overwhelm”, and turned up the Prayer/Warrior/Praise Juice…it all came together. It sure takes strength to praise Him in the hard times, butContinue reading “Overwhelm. Mighty. Juice.”