Celebrating Life: Surprises

Dreams are necessary to life. ~ Anais Nin Life is full of ups and downs. Some surprises are great. Some are less desirable. I learned from The Gratitude Diaries every time we receive negative feedback it takes at least 3 - 6 positive feedbacks/experiences to cancel out the 1 negative. Our brains are still hardwired…Read more Celebrating Life: Surprises

That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The other day I was contemplating why I enjoy Groundhog Day so much. Is it six more weeks of winter or six more weeks until spring? Or is it a made up reason to celebrate life when it's cold, dark and you miss the sun? Or maybe this…Read more That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

The Books of 2020

Always look on the bright side of life. Otherwise it'll be too dark to read. ~ Unknown With the conclusion of 2020, means the end of my 2020 Book Challenge. I was very ambitious last year when I set my reading goal of 25 books. Based off of 2019, I thought it was doable. Nothing…Read more The Books of 2020

Working from Home: Week 46

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato Today's quote struck an accord with me this morning. When we talk with friends, family, coworkers or even people we live with, how much do we really know what's going on behind the scenes? As an introvert, I am aware of my…Read more Working from Home: Week 46

2021: The Year of Opportunities, Possibilities and Listening

Failure is the first page of the book of wisdom. Success the last. 2020 was going to be a year for the history books just based on it's date alone. None of us were alive during the year 1010, and I don't think many of us will see the calendar year 3030. Somehow my gut…Read more 2021: The Year of Opportunities, Possibilities and Listening

Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44

Bliss cannot be sold. These are the last two weeks of 2020. What a year it has been. You may recall the theme for 2020 was the Year of the Tart. It certainly has been a flamboyant year. With the holidays, we've tried to focus on small items that bring us joy. That involved new…Read more Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44

Winter Solstice 2020: The Great Conjunction

“I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It’s the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.” 2020 has been a year most of us will not soon forget. Why should the Winter Solstice be any different? Here in the PNW, it's been a dark afternoon with downpours and the threats of flooding along with landslides. (For…Read more Winter Solstice 2020: The Great Conjunction