pivoting with purpose

There are three hats hanging by the large mirror propped up against the wall in our bedroom: One, bought in Texas by my aunt several decades ago, a reminder of my past and the ties it holds to my future. The other, my token Wild Woman brown suede wide-brimmer, bought last summer in an attempt…

Read More

cutting out what holds you back

There’s a large green hedge that sits at the corner of our office entrance. Over the winter months, it grows a little unruly: some branches sticking out further than others; its tiny, prickly leaves poking any stray arm that crosses its path. On a clear day, you’d pay no mind. But on a rainy day,…

Read More

have yourself a mindful little christmas

As our Christmas morning festivities drew to a close sometime around 3:30 PM on December 25th, I felt that familiar sensation of post-yuletide sadness beginning to set in. Many of our extended family celebrations just aren’t what they used to be (or cease to exist), the holiday gifting/decorating inspirations that gave me hope a week…

Read More

and what did i find? a reflection on 30 days without instagram

I left to find peace. I left to find quiet. I left to stop comparing, to stop obsessing, to stop wishing, and to just be. And what did I find? Well, I’ll admit the first couple days were hard. I’d be sitting on the couch, watching a movie, and find some insatiable “need” to be…

Read More