Patience

The theme for my yoga class this week was patience. The definition of patience is: “The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” This idea is something that I feel like has transformed over the past year and a half. When we started the pandemic we needed toContinue reading “Patience”

Last Time

For me, one of the silver linings of the pandemic has been joining my writing groups. I have taken a number of classes with Hugo House and have formed friendships and groups with people I have never met in person, yet I tell them everything about my life. In our group this weekend, we wereContinue reading “Last Time”

It’s Been A Year

*Photo from Seattle Art Museum last March, I don’t know the artist but I love the colors, the images and the peacefulness of this piece. In early March of last year, I decided I was going to do more. I was going to get out more, explore more, find things to do on my own,Continue reading “It’s Been A Year”

Showing Up

*Coloring by me. From my Mindfulness Coloring Book. Sometimes it’s important to stop and just color. I couldn’t sleep, so I woke up early. My back aching and my mind racing. I did a longer than normal meditation, which was nice. Anyone that has ever moved or been in the middle of a transition, reallyContinue reading “Showing Up”

Trust Yourself

*photo credit Andrew – These girls are my world, if I can teach them anything it is to trust themselves. At the beginning of quarantine we were stuck inside baking, filling time with snacks and drinking wine every night to cope. I was stressed, anxious and on edge about the virus, my family’s health, aboutContinue reading “Trust Yourself”

What We’re Eating This Week…

*Photo credit (top) http://www.wanderingwagars.com (bottom) me – Monday’s dinner – Icelandic Baked Fish Our family has taken on an self-created, International Food Challenge. It all started because my oldest daughter, Siena, has become a bit worn out by her staple quarantine lunch which has been white rice with an egg, soy sauce, sesame oil andContinue reading “What We’re Eating This Week…”

Groundhog’s Day… or is it Groundhog’s Year?

*Photo credit: Andrew Gorohoff – Marmot/Groundhog on Mt. Rainier Letting go is something I am working on. Letting go of control. Letting go of worry, fear and obsession. Letting go of all the thoughts that bog me down and instead, just Trust and Accept (my word for 2021). Accept that things will work out. LettingContinue reading “Groundhog’s Day… or is it Groundhog’s Year?”

Warm Winter Breakfast

I don’t know about you but I love a warm breakfast in the winter, when its cold outside I want something warm in my belly.  Since September, I have been enrolled in an Ayurvedic Seasonal Wellness program with one of my favorite yoga instructors, Melina Meza, we spent the fall talking about the Vata seasonContinue reading “Warm Winter Breakfast”

…and keep going

Sometimes I am just not in the mood for writing, but yet I have a lot of feelings. Poetry is one way of getting your feelings out without all the words. This is what came up today… Exhaustion and despair, while hopeful and patient. Everyday the same, with changing stories constantly. My mind slips inContinue reading “…and keep going”

Parallels of Life on the Road & Life in Quarantine

Photo: Homeschooling in the Camper, December 2015 Does anyone else feel like they are constantly running out of toilet paper and the dishwasher is always full? Is that just me? Maybe that’s why we were all hoarding the TP at the beginning of quarantine, everyone was home. Everyday. All. Day. Long. And yet, there isContinue reading “Parallels of Life on the Road & Life in Quarantine”