Unzipped

When I sent my youngest son to kindergarten, I felt like I had already done business with my heart ahead of time. That “business” included emotionally breaking down several times before hand, journaling out the struggle of watching these kids grow up too fast, and allowing myself to shed a tear with each back to school purchase.Continue reading “Unzipped”

Gifting with Intention

I’m trying get back to intention. It sounds like such an easy thing to do when you say it. Slow down. Try to be more meaningful. Try to connect more. Not only with other people or yourself but also where you’re going and what you’re doing. But the fact is life is so crazy busyContinue reading “Gifting with Intention”

10 Steps to Falling in Love with Journaling, Even if You Hate It Right Now

We’ve all seen those journals in the movies or in museums, or maybe even on Pinterest that look like leatherbound pieces of art. They’re written in perfect script, illustrated with sketches and watercolors and poetically account for the daily lives of the authors in such a way it makes a trip to the grocery storeContinue reading “10 Steps to Falling in Love with Journaling, Even if You Hate It Right Now”

Writing Letters (With, like, Pens and Paper and Stamps and Everything.)

Getting mail, these days, is a giant yawn right? It’s either junk or bills or some sort of administrative something that needs your attention right now or the world will fall away. Booo. I’m trying to do my part to improve my people’s relationships with their mailboxes by writing letters and sending handwritten cards andContinue reading “Writing Letters (With, like, Pens and Paper and Stamps and Everything.)”

Welcoming September

In August, I jumped back into blogging all “higgledy piggledy” as they say here in England. I did it without any clear vision at all, actually and that was sort of the point. I’ve let far too many things sit idol in my life because the path wasn’t clear enough for me to move forward,Continue reading “Welcoming September”

Home is Where the Vinyl Llama Is

When I walked into the kitchen, she was smelling it through the package. “ What are you doing?” I asked. ”Smelling it.” she said “It smells like Florida.” It was just a pool float. Deflated and not yet used. I bought it for an upcoming holiday. She got kind of quiet and then said “IContinue reading “Home is Where the Vinyl Llama Is”

Down Time

Sometimes you have to force yourself to ignore the mess, the deadlines and the noise. And you have to make yourself a G&T with premium rhubarb gin and elderflower tonic and you have to sit with a project that helps you turn the brainwaves into little squiggles rather than sharp peaks and valleys. Know what’sContinue reading “Down Time”

The Postman’s Perspective

We came face to face as I opened the front door to leave. “Y’Okay?” He asked, which is the Yorkshire way of saying “How are you?” “I’m good,” I replied “How are you?” Which is the American way of saying “How are you?” “Ah. Living the dream!” he said. And it was the way heContinue reading “The Postman’s Perspective”