Priorities

Are you a list maker? I love lists. I keep lists of tasks and to-do items, in both electronic and paper form. And I love crossing things off my lists and marking them as complete. If you’re a list person, you know that feeling of satisfaction. I also prioritize items on my list. Items on… Read more »

Fuzzy

This morning has not been going as I’d expected. My task list stares back at me, mostly unaltered even though it’s close to noon. Nothing jumps out as an obvious quick win, so I cheat a bit and take an easy one from tomorrow’s list. Having accomplished something, I feel good enough to look at… Read more »

Mindful Movement

Over the past month or so we managed to take all the ‘stuff’ from almost 1700 square feet of living space, mindfully sort it into piles of things to donate or sell, things to give away to friends and family, things to throw away, and finally things needed to live that will fit into just… Read more »

There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress

Thankfully we are all beautifully unique individuals, even if we have an identical sibling. Our tastes vary from person to person and even from day to day. We sleep better under specific conditions, we enjoy some foods better than others, we have different rituals we follow, we laugh at different things, we show love in… Read more »

Letting Go of Stuff

There are days when I am so busy I don’t even (consciously) notice clutter in the house. But my trusty subconscious is faithfully storing up all that information to hit me with it when I least expect it. Finally I have free time on my calendar when I can sit on the couch and just… Read more »

Fear of Flying

Recently I was on a flight where a young girl was sitting across the aisle one row up from me. I noticed her hand tighten around the arm rest when the pilot announced we were #1 for take off. Her Mom, sitting right in front of me, reached across the aisle to touch the young… Read more »

Now More Than Ever…

The other afternoon I was feeling quite dazed and confused for several reasons. We’ve been living in a cloud of smoke for over a week due to the terrible fires in the forests and mountains near us. The drought we’re experiencing has resulted in low lake levels and a blanket of dry, crisp leaves and… Read more »

Take It Outside!

Last week I had several opportunities presented to me to get outside for various reasons. I didn’t think I should take all that time away from my extensive to-do list, but taking those opportunities when they came up turned out to be such a stress-reducing gift. On Tuesday my daughter had some time available so… Read more »

One Stress At A Time…

Last weekend I had the honor of playing music with beautiful and awesome friends for a weekend-long event. The main band hired for the event is internationally known and has been tops in their field for a long, long time. Intimidated? Yes I was. Did I Tap? You bet I did. Often. I tackled each… Read more »