I took a short break from this blog after having a medical procedure. All is now well with my body, but recovery was slow and sometimes challenging. I was, thankfully, well-supported by my family, but not feeling 100% with two young children at home meant that I felt busier than normal in November and December. … Continue reading Is it possible to practice mindfulness during times of stress?
We know, as humans, that we are mortal. We learn this fact when we are young and we adjust to what it means for our entire lives. The knowledge can feel abstract and non-threatening at times, or quite the opposite at others. Regardless of what you believe happens to us when we cross that final … Continue reading On mortality and magic
"Be kind (to yourself)" Photo by Lisa on Pexels.com Today I made a couple silly mistakes early on in the day that had me thinking, "Wow, I really am trying my best, and I am still not doing so well." But then I wondered - is it true that I'm trying my best, if I'm … Continue reading It’s OK if your “best” isn’t that great
Photo by SHVETS production on Pexels.com A few days ago I wrote down a few thoughts reflecting on the words of Hindz and not letting "perfect be the enemy of good." I think we've all experienced what perfectionism can do - both the positive and the negative. Being an overachiever means you do, indeed, achieve, … Continue reading You can’t be everything, but you can be resourceful
Photo by Lisa on Pexels.com On days when I have leisure time, I notice that I often have to consciously decide that I am going to rest, and listen to my body, and make choices that are nourishing and not deprivative. I find that I feel like I'm thriving when I don't have to push … Continue reading On self-expectations and realism
Photo by Ady April on Pexels.com Lately I've been faced with an internal battle - not a battle unique to me, but a modern war being waged by many because of the openness of the world in which we live. The battle between action and perfection. Action is what I'm called to: to do, create, … Continue reading Why not now?