Anxiety #FridayPhilosophy

Anxiety is burdensome. For me, anxiety likes to start mental conversations between 1:00 am and 3:00 am. Then, of course, I spend the day feeling like I am behind the 8 ball: exhausted and anxious at one time. So, thoughts for today on anxiety: "You may have to fight a battle more than once to … Continue reading Anxiety #FridayPhilosophy

Some Words of Wisdom #FridayPhilosophy

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." ~ Henry David Thoreau "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." ~ Robin Williams "Language creates reality. Words have power. Speak always to create joy." ~ Deepak Chopra "Remember your words can plant gardens or burn whole forests down." ~ … Continue reading Some Words of Wisdom #FridayPhilosophy

Friday Philosophy…Paganism

Before the world of organized religion began, as we know it anyway, we were all pagans of varying order. The Greeks, the Barbarians, the Persians - all followed polytheistic traditions, in which there were both Gods and Goddesses. As time passed, Judaism, Islam, and then Christianity advocated the singular figure of a masculine God, replacing … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Paganism

Friday Philosophy…Autumn

As these last muggy, soupy days of desert summer are strangling their way out, I cling to the fact that Autumn is right around the corner: the land of blue jeans, and cooler air, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and my wedding. (Plan faster!) So, today I want to share some quotes about my favorite season, … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Autumn

Friday Philosophy…Spirit

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Spirit

Friday Philosophy – Music

Friday. That's all I can really say. So, today's quotable quotes are all about music. 🙂 "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." ~ Victor Hugo "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." ~ Plato … Continue reading Friday Philosophy – Music

Friday Philosophy…Into the Woods

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." ~ Alan Alda "The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness." ~ Havelock Ellis "Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Into the Woods

Friday Philosophy…Physicality

So, since I'm feeling quite celebratory about the return to life underwater (haha), I thought that today's quotable quotes should be about our physicality. To me, this is deeply connected to my spirituality, so this Friday Philosophy is not exactly a "we are here to pump you up" moment. 🙂 "Inward calm cannot be maintained … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Physicality

Tuesday Thoughts…Sore Muscles

Since I slept so well last night, I thought I'd really push my luck this morning on my workout. I ran a couple of miles on the track (well, a run-walk) and then hit the stairs to climb 50 flights. I have spaghetti noodles for thighs tonight. 🙂 It actually feels pretty good. Today's thoughts … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…Sore Muscles

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, and...me. (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…