We all need time alone. It’s not something to be rewarded after trudging through a rough week.
“Me” time isn’t earned, nor is it a luxury we should feel guilty about – it’s a necessity to recharge and be “all one” with ourselves.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about expectations and expecting great things to happen in our lives.
Not wanting, hoping or wishing for these things, but expecting them.
Last weekend, I got to hang out with my goddaughter, Bailey, and second cousin, Aiden, two of the sweetest, smartest and cutest toddlers I’ve ever met. (Yes, I may be slightly biased. 😉 )
I spent quite a bit of time over the weekend cozying up reading as a much-appreciated storm swept through California.
One thing I came across inspired me to my core and I wanted to share it with you:
Earlier this summer, a lot of bad things happened and everywhere I looked people were consumed by anger, fear and anxiety.
For weeks, it felt as if a black cloud hovered over our world. Did you feel it too?
It got me thinking about how we can help the soul of the world.
Do you ever feel swamped from the moment you wake up until your head hits the pillow, yet you don’t feel like you accomplished anything? Or, really, anything important? That was the story of my life up until a few years ago.
To end this pattern I created what I call a Wonderful Day worksheet that I’m excited to share with you here.
Valentine’s Day is here and while I personally appreciate any holiday that allows me to raise a glass and cheers, I know not everyone’s a fan of today.
Since we were kids, Valentine’s Day has been associated with love. Not just any love, but off the charts romantic, soulmate, I’ll cross rivers, slay dragons, love you forever and ever kind of 80’s rock ballad inspiring love.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’m switching gears this week to talk about one of my favorite subjects–love.
Commonly known these days as, “a greeting card holiday” or, “SAD” (single awareness day) the story behind Valentine’s Day is cloudy, but earnest. The most popular legend dates back to the third century in Rome.
There’s a saying in Italy, “Dolce far niente.” Translated it means, the sweetness of doing nothing.
I was introduced to this saying by an Italian gentleman I had the pleasure of sharing a bench with one crisp October afternoon in Florence, Italy.
One of my favorite things about traveling is what I learn, and not only about other cultures, but about myself.
We’ve officially entered the most wonderful time of the year, which for many of us feels more like the craziest time of the year.
From stringing lights to wrapping gifts and mailing out cards, there’s so much on our plates around the holidays it’s easy to get carried away and forget to make time for what matters most.