Thoughts on turning the page…To 41

Thoughts on turning the page…To 41

Birthday Celebrations. That's right! It's my birthday! I'm singin' and dancin' that out ya'll! Thoughts on being 40. I had an amazing year of being 40. I grew by leaps and bounds. Pressing comfort zones both physically and mentally. It really felt like a coming into my own. Background. If you are new to my [...]

30 Day Challenge…May

30 Day Challenge…May

30 Day Challenge. Most of you who've been on the journey with me, know that I've been doing 30-day challenges since turning 40 in September of 2017. The challenges are meant to push me in ways that I wouldn't typically push myself. We are fast approaching May, so it's time to make the announcement for [...]

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. It is a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. There have been numerous recent (and probably old ones as well) studies that show how practicing gratitude each day is good for our mental health. December tends to be a whirlwind of activity [...]

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude for Music. Today is Day 11 of my December challenge. I have pondered each daily prompt of gratitude. And I have taken photos. I have shared little snippets on my Instagram story. And I have journaled. I collected ideas and thoughts and felt gratefulness for this amazing thing called life. When I came to [...]

30 Days of… December Challenge

30 Days of… December Challenge

Monthly Challenge. Can you believe that it's almost December?! Given that my November Challenge was a cumbersome undertaking, I thought that I'd take on an easier challenge for December. Holiday time tends to make life a little more chaotic as well. Right?! Commercialism tends to take so much away from the season that I've decided [...]

30 Days Of…October Challenge

30 Days Of…October Challenge

  Monthly Challenge. If you've been reading my blog for a while... ok... for a month... then you know that during my year of being 40 (which started a few weeks ago), I plan to challenge myself each month with a "30 days of...". I will make the announcement some days prior to the upcoming [...]

What does your chill time look like?

What does your chill time look like?

  Chill. Relax. Chillax. Where, or when, or how, or with whom, do you find this place? That's what Nikki over at Flying Through Water has asked us to ponder this week. Originally, I thought I'd say yoga. Yoga. I shared a little about how yoga has been transformative in my life in this post. [...]

What Is Your Mantra?

What Is Your Mantra?

What is your mantra?   Mantra: /ˈmantrə/ (noun) - a statement or slogan repeated frequently. The origin of the word mantra is Sanskrit and its literal meaning is "a thought behind speech or action". Recently I read quite a few posts about having a personal mantra and then I skimmed  read through quite a bit more. The [...]

Moments of Gratitude

Moments of Gratitude

  Moments of Gratitude.   Reflect (verb) | think deeply or carefully about. Gratitude (noun) | the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. I am the reflecting type. If you've been following my blog for some time then that statement will come as no surprise to you. I [...]

Spring is Here : Virginia

Spring is Here : Virginia

  Springtime.   No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow - Proverb Thank goodness! I've been waiting patiently for some green to begin sprouting. And finally... Southwest Virginia has obliged. Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. - Laura Ingalls Wilder There are vibrant greens reminding [...]