It's crazy to think that I started this blog as a journey of discovering; for me. And to wonder why I haven't taken to these pages since March, is beyond me. I suppose so much of it is simply because of this: life happens. When I last posted, I had traveled out of my comfort... Continue Reading →
Today was the first day in about a month, that I woke up feeling great. When you are riddled with health issues that sometimes seem to encompass your life, things as little as 'feeling great' when you wake up can completely change your outlook on the day. So after I started my coffee percolating, I... Continue Reading →
A ‘Fresh’ Start.
With the new year usually comes a resolution of some sort- for those that are eager to change something and start anew. But by about the second week of January however, it is often easier to retreat to our old habits; after all, aren't they more painless?- no exercise plans to stick to, no crazy... Continue Reading →
Being stronger than pain
I pull out my hair tie and fluff my natural curls across my pillow. I have covered myself in essential oils produced by the earth. I lay with healing crystals surrounding my being. I am contentedly comforted by my surroundings. Yet. I have found it quite necessary to indulge in a concoction of medicinals to... Continue Reading →
New year. New guidance.
It's not just every year that I pick up my stack of Oracle cards and ask them a question. Admittedly, I likely will ask my cards for guidance whenever I am feeling lost, or wandering to a place where perhaps I shouldn't go, quite possibly to the land of depression. And I'll pick them up... Continue Reading →
Signs. They’re Everywhere.
I happened to be daydreaming in the shower. The steam from the water and oils of eucalyptus and citrus rising around me, as if almost in a cloud of smoke. My eyes were closed, as they often are when I bathe. The word Bumble came to mind, as if out of nowhere. Bumble. I thought... Continue Reading →
...If nothing changes. It's one of my favorite quotes, from an author unbeknownst to me. And I've used this quote even in times when teaching, and students felt as though this awful period called 'middle school,' would go on forever; and the hormones, and the acne, the bad grades, and the boy troubles would flourish.... Continue Reading →
A piece of music can bring you back. From being lost. And that seems to be where I've been. I've been trying to forget. Forget the sadness that is felt deep within. And it is the holidays, that do seem to bring these feelings about. When you've lost a parent, and they are no longer... Continue Reading →
Getting lost. In books.
I've been a bit lost. In books that is. You open the first page of a fresh new book. You take in the pages; the smell, the crispness of each sheet, and that knowingness, that I will soon be within the depths of a story, perhaps so unlike my own, overwhelms me with joy. It... Continue Reading →
Staying away from sadness.
I've been thinking a lot about it recently; sadness that is. And it's often hard to talk about. And certainly, as I've noticed throughout the years, the holidays can seem to bring forth particularly sad-like feelings; loneliness, irritation, depression, tearfulness, and helplessness. It can be anything that elicits these feelings; the loss of a loved... Continue Reading →