Spoiler Alert: This post is the result of my personal rant against trying to prepare easy and healthy school lunches for my kids. It's not them that makes it such a challenge - for some reason it's me. Finding healthy lunch ideas feels impossible. I like simple and easy school lunch ideas or recipes ... Read More
Explore Your Passions In Life
There's no better time than now to find your most passionate life - including your passions, your purpose, and your happiness. Here you will find inspiration to get intentional with your life, your family, and to start being present more often.
I've intentionally added as many simple pleasures into my life as possible. And I've found that sometimes the simplest of pleasures revolve around people and ideas that I am passionate about.
I enjoy exploring my creativity in many different ways and watching what bubbles to the surface. I try to be patient with myself as I define minimalism for myself. To me, learning to live with only the people and things that bring me joy or fill my cup is the way to being intentional in all areas of my life.
If you want to quickly discover something you are passionate about - ask yourself what is the thing that somebody can say to you at a party that will make your blood boil? One of my passions is social justice.
I work at living with intention every single day. And what I've found is that if you want to live a more deeply connected life, even as an introvert who needs time to recharge from those deeply connected moments, being present and learning to live in the moment is key.
I've lost much sleep in these last days scared and worried for these children and their parents, wanting to help immigrant families, and staying desperately attached to my facebook feed and all the news sites to see if there is any way that a "regular" person can help. Expressing outrage isn't ... Read More
Spoiler Alert: This post shares the books about finding yourself that I have found most valuable personally as a woman in my 40's (ok, so I'm fifty - I'm just been saying I'm in my forties for so long...). Each book is filled with words of encouragement for women inspiring you to be the best you ... Read More
As with so many families - our morning "routine" was THE. PITS. I was completely stressed out, overwhelmed, and saying things like "I HATE MORNINGS!" The hustle and bustle of the morning routine was destroying the family connection that we had built over the past five years. Yet, even though I felt ... Read More
I used to always be completely overwhelmed at the holidays - overwhelmed by a desire for sparkly decorations and shiny lights, but I only ended up with marrow-sucking exhaustion. Any given afternoon in November or December would go something like this: I would snatch the boys up the moment school ... Read More