Tagged with Self Nurturing

Meaning Mondays: The Sniffles Edition

Like everybody else, when I don’t know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds. ~George Jean Nathan I’ve been under the weather the past few days. Nothing serious, just a vague sneezy virus that settles in the chest and leaves a general feeling of malaise in its wake. Bestowed upon … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Time Edition

The good news is that creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty. ~Anne Lamott Hard to believe, but I’ve now completed three months of Meaning … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Teapot Edition

This is the story of a small, gently used teapot. It came into my life three years ago, a gift from my husband. Claimed from among a ragged family of fiestaware at an antique store. And like the friskiest puppy in the litter, it called out: pick me, pick me! “A real find,” Dave proclaimed, … Continue reading

Stopping

Ah, vacation. I’m just back from a three week break. The first week was catching up with all those things left undone home-wise and business-wise. The second week was out and about, with several excursions to San Francisco: a trip to the Asian Art Museum to see the Samurai exhibit, a movie, some theatre – Wicked … Continue reading

WORK and LOVE and FUN and HEALTH

I just finished reading Scott Berg’s biography of Katharine Hepburn. Well, not exactly a biography. Something different, but I don’t actually know what to call it. According to Berg, Hepburn more or less adopted him shortly after they met, immediately knighting him her biographer at the start of their 20-year relationship. For several years he … Continue reading

Worst-Case Scenarios

What’s your worst-case scenario? You know, the BIG worry that flattens you to your chair. The horror movie moment where you have to cover your eyes because you don’t want to look at the screen. These days, worst-case scenarios are like low hanging fruit, easy to pick but on the way to rotten. Oddly enough, … Continue reading

Work Before Play or Play Before Work?

With the industriousness of a new year in full swing and all that it implies (goals, resolutions, changes, etc), I’ve been thinking about how we balance work and play. I don’t know about you, but I learned long ago that I should finish my work before I go out and play. “Clean your room and … Continue reading

By Myself

I forgot it takes time to transition into the world of “by myself.” I don’t mean being alone. I’m frequently alone, working on tasks for my business or around the house. But getting away to be by myself is different. It’s something I yearn for (as do many of my clients). But we often have … Continue reading