Simplify: Who, me?

I went to a class at the Wells Public Library this week. Lisa Luken of Simple Joy Living, LLC spoke to us about simplifying our lives by streamlining (as well as getting rid of) our stuff. Her tagline is "Simple. Joyful. Organized. Intentional. Living." Great, right? Who wouldn't want that? I had a ton of ideas fill … Continue reading Simplify: Who, me?

Gratitude

I passed by the TV in the common area at work and they were interviewing someone or other (I am guessing it was Gretchen Rubin) who was talking about how important it is to write down things for which you are grateful. Further, if you take the time to write a gratitude list, you will … Continue reading Gratitude

Midlife Monkey Mind

I've been on overload these past few weeks, with my mind overly full of stress-inducing thoughts. Sleeping has been a challenge. Lying awake from 1:30-4:30am two nights ago, I trotted out all my tricks for putting myself back to sleep: saying my ABC's, counting backward from 100, tensing and relaxing muscle groups, saying the So … Continue reading Midlife Monkey Mind

Mother’s monkey mind

On a recent episode of The Middle, the mom Frankie got it wrong. For mother's day, she thought she wanted the entire day to herself, free of husband and children, to do whatever she wanted to. This was a classic episode of "be careful what you wish for" because all she managed to do that … Continue reading Mother’s monkey mind

Water torture? Not!

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer Last night I was trying to shut off my (monkey) mind long enough to fall asleep when I became aware of a noise that at first I couldn't place. What was it? Oh no...drip, drip, drip....It was water. … Continue reading Water torture? Not!