Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

This might be the kind of 31 days series that happens in 3 months. I'm sorry to say. But I'm also interested in the possibilities of considering the topic for longer. Because sometime no matter how much you want something or how hard you chase it, now just isn't the right time and maybe putting … Continue reading Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

Showing Up (Day 5)

This is the day where the struggle went down. I almost want to quit already. But it's only day 5 and I can't let myself because this is something I want.  I want to write.  It's important to me. It'd be easier to say it doesn't matter and let it go by the wayside of … Continue reading Showing Up (Day 5)

The Adaptable Nature of Words (Day 4) 

​I have high expectations for words. I've always been more of a word person then anything else. I prefer written instructions, read eons of books, and have a distinct need to know my own life in a verbal fashion, as much as possible. I even learned an extra language. It's just what I do.  I … Continue reading The Adaptable Nature of Words (Day 4) 

The Real Role of Feelings (Day 3)

With three kids and life besides, the emotional input in this house are constantly at high levels. As much as I would like to tune it out or make them all be happy and volume-controlled, I can't. It doesn't work. The only person I can control is myself. And even that goes awry at times (I'm … Continue reading The Real Role of Feelings (Day 3)

A Constant Remixing (Day 2)

I had some doubt choosing to keep this word as the primary connector of my thoughts this month because sometimes adaptable can take on an overly negative or positive.  For example: it's good to be adaptable when making life changes or simply growing up, but it can be an irksome trait if you simply adapt … Continue reading A Constant Remixing (Day 2)

31 Days: Adaptable 

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I've chosen a topic and posted every day for the last four Octobers. These yearly forays into writing more and topics hit the perfect sweet spot between requirement and creativity. Each year has been an adventure.  This year will be the first I've not chosen the topic weeks in advance and done some writing ahead … Continue reading 31 Days: Adaptable 

On Being Gentle {Heather Caliri for #wholemama}

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(Heather speaks a language and knows a way that sings softly alongside my own inner experience - echoing grace, freedom, and calm into the worn and tired places. I am so happy to be able to share her words with you all today! Enjoy and be blessed!) By Heather Caliri ----- When my oldest daughter was a … Continue reading On Being Gentle {Heather Caliri for #wholemama}

Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

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The enneagram has helped me embrace spontaneity a bit. I am a 1, often called a perfectionist. It was one of those things where I really wanted to be a 5 (because I like to know things) or maybe a 9 (Because peacemakers might fix the world), but alas, I am a 1 to the core (because I … Continue reading Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

Meet My Mama: Mary Ostyn – {#Wholemama}

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Sometimes when an idea starts to feel more confining than it used to it is good to talk to someone and just get a feel for how their life works if just for the sake of curiosity and sharing insight or encouragement. This is where #wholemama is taking me. I want to hear how life actually works … Continue reading Meet My Mama: Mary Ostyn – {#Wholemama}

The Less and More Life {Challenge – #Wholemama}

    When I consider my life in the light of wholeness, I am invited to grab up all the pieces of who I am or want to be and meld them together into my own one life. The challenge is knowing how to fit all the pieces in, which pieces to choose, and where to … Continue reading The Less and More Life {Challenge – #Wholemama}