My Recent Ramblings
The song "The Age of Worry" off of the latest release from John Mayer has been on repeat on my Spotify. Musically, it is quite lovely - both the full album and some acoustic versions I have heard. In addition, the lyrics just speak to me and are great reminders as...read more
What is a manifesto? For me, it's a mantra - a series of words that reflect how I live my life (or try to) and give me reminders to stay focused on what makes me happy. I've posted this mantra before, but it's somethat that deserves repeating. . . . . Be thankful....read more
Just a few things I recently pinned on Pinterest that I wanted to share here as well. I've begun my journey along my my longer-term Five Minute Plan (which was featured on You, Me, & Charlie! I'm still in awe that this happened, but I digress), and I couldn't be...read more
Just wanted to share something that I recently submitted to the site You, Me, & Charlie. Now, I don't know if it will get posted there *crossing my fingers that it will*, but I wanted to share it here too, since it's a message that is a great reminder for all of us....read more
Last night I was sad to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston. She had a true gift which will live on through her music.
Addiction is a real, and often fatal, struggle for many people. Too often people do not know how or where to get help – in some cases due to barriers to access or the stigma related to such problems. The same is true for other mental illnesses as well.
This leads me to pose the question: When can there be a real discussion about how mental health is as important as physical heath?read more
As I was leaving work today, I was struck by the beauty of the sunset. I captured it the best I could with my phone, since it was the only gear I had with me today. When I got home, I was able to get a few snaps with my lomo cam. Enjoy. I know I...read more
I will admit, I never really listened to Bjork before, a sad byproduct of the apparent musical cave I live in. (I'm working on it, the whole "expanding my musical horizons thing"). However after I saw a mention of one of her songs somewhere, I fired up one of the...read more
This Monday was one for me. Not for anyone else. Just me. And it was fabulous. Why? It was different. While, this is a one-time thing (not having to be at work until noon), it was needed, wanted, and exactly perfect. Simplicity was the theme of the morning. I...read more
Or is it? Is looking back and thinking about our previous actions and thoughts and experiences a good thing? Or is it an exercise in futility since we can't go back and change or undo the past? Does it provide clarity and the opportunity to learn from a distance? ...read more
How many times have you been asked - or asked yourself - this question. How much time or energy have you spent crafting your answer to this? It seems like more often than not, the answers to this question tend to be of the "established in my career, married, 2.5...read more