I am a minimalist by nature.
The walls in our home are fairly bare, the shelves without many trinkets or knick knacks. I’ve never been a big collector, so every material thing kept from my childhood fits neatly into two cardboard boxes. Continue reading “Stuff that binds”
Long, leisurely days of plentiful sunshine, sweet tea, flip flops and afternoon naps.
Until last week. That’s when a haze took over the area due to multiple wildfires in our region. Smoky skies (and the dangerous air quality) forced most of us living in the Pacific Northwest inside the past few days.
For me, that’s meant more time to read, watch movies with the family and catch up on podcasts. The topic of “What’s Saving My Life” was discussed during one of these podcasts. And then a book I finished also mentioned this idea. It seemed to be no coincidence. Continue reading “What’s saving my life this summer [Part 1]”
Let’s just say that so far recognizing the holiday season as a family has not been the peaceful, picturesque scene I had imagined. Continue reading “The Holidays: What I Say No and Yes To”
It’s possible to be present physically with a person but not truly present.
I had pondered this thought often, but only recently came face to face with its reality. Continue reading “Sentiments from summer”