Quarantine Day 7 (for me)

This was part of my day today ... reading in the sunroom. I forced myself to take the day off- something I haven’t done in a while. And though I didn’t get the creative writing started that I wanted to, I felt better than I have in a long time. Just taking the day for [...]

Quarantine Day 6 (for me)

What's up everyone? As is typical with western PA, it is now 36 degrees instead of 70... so I don't think I'll be going for a walk today lol.  I did manage to work out though and I'm going to try to get a lot of work done today so I can focus on more [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Back to the Wild

There is nothing like going to the sea that brings me back to my wild nature. I try to hold onto it as best as I can. I am also reading Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, a Jungian psychoanalyst. It is absolutely beautiful, food for the soul, with its [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Connection, or Lack Thereof

Just as the tides produce a cycle of balance, you, in your relationships, can intentionally go through cycles that will bring you and your partner into balance and deeper intimacy. For anyone who has been reading my blog, you know I have been reading How We Love, by Yerkovich. I just finished it last night and [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Your Love Style

This isn't the love languages, but I recently started reading How We Love and have found it enormously helpful thus far. It has helped me figure out my patterns of relating to people (formed in childhood) and how they have caused havoc in some of my friendships/relationships, some more than others. To anyone who has dated me, [...]

The Conscious Heart

I found this work very inspiring and useful both as a professional and as someone in a committed relationship and agree with the majority of the suggestions this couple present. To me, relationships should help inspire growth in both people, so they can become the best and truest versions of themselves. I recognize as a [...]

Nine Lives – Frank Say

4/5 Stars This book takes you on a journey through the unknown. As the main character Sam attempts to put his life back together after it has fallen apart, he realizes he may be on an even darker path than he realized. He searches for answers to the unexplainable events he has been experiencing, desperate to [...]

The Awakening – Kate Chopin

5/5 Stars. LOVED. IT. When I read the critiques at the end of this edition, especially the one by Willa Cather... I was shocked. So scathing! Maybe not everyone only writes about the amazing beauty of nature, Willa, come on. And so what if Edna is so much of an idealist, where do you think [...]

The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer

4/5 stars Overall, I really enjoyed this work. I appreciated how it emphasized that in order to find and experience inner peace and tranquility you have to live in the present moment because that's all you have. If you're feeling regret, you're living in the past and if you're feeling anxious you're living in the [...]