Give yourself grace. #FridayPhilosophy

"...remember that life's a great balancing act." - Dr. Seuss Sometimes, in that balancing act, we will stumble and fall. The magic comes when we give ourselves the grace to do that and then stand back up again. "You need to forgive yourself. You need to give yourself grace. You need to give yourself time. … Continue reading Give yourself grace. #FridayPhilosophy

Poetry Speaks

It was a sane madness a dress a wallpaper A wild robbery the loss of a name a theft of voice The names blend into a solid wall - a Virginia, George, Anais, Simone, Edna, Charlotte - mural To tell the world: "We were here." "We mattered." "We remain."

Friday Philosophy…Mystery

Mystery is not simply Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew. Just as we can see the magical and the miraculous in our every day lives, so can we see the mysterious surrounding us at each moment. "I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Mystery

Friday Philosophy…Transformation

I've been participating in Rebecca Dickson's 10 Day You're So Money workshop, to kick off the New Year. Mind you, I've also been working like a lunatic (in a good, happy way) so I've been a quiet participant. One of the posts today was about transformation: becoming the women we know we are. Here we … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Transformation

Tuesday Thoughts…Transformation

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world had ended, it became a butterfly." ~ English proverb That English proverb is on a fridge magnet my parents gave me as a stocking stuffer on Christmas of 2012. Since I was through the most painful portions of my cancer journey, and my final surgery was already a … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…Transformation

Tuesday Thoughts from the Flu Ward…

They are dropping like flies over here! I've two on cold and sore throat remedies, one with a headache, (Knocks on noggin, as wood is not within arm's reach.) Nervewracking in one way, but then again I am absolutely NOT getting sick right around Christmas. Nope. Not part of the Christmas message at all. … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts from the Flu Ward…

Friday Philosophy…Of Slumber Parties and Night Terrors

My eldest was at a sleepover last night. She and her friends had set up a Christmas caroling evening to raise money for Heifer Organization ( and bravely went out to sing at stranger's homes. I was thinking of how common Christmas carolers were when I was a child, but it seems to be rather … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Of Slumber Parties and Night Terrors

Philosophy Any Old Time!

I've been very quiet lately, and I promise to explain next week. I've been reading a ton still, and so wanted to share a series of quotes I found uplifting and enriching. "Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling." ~ Madeleine L'Engle "The role … Continue reading Philosophy Any Old Time!