I left my home state of North Carolina in September of 1981 - 36 years ago. I traveled, worked, bought and sold a couple houses, raised a family, and made a lot of great friends along the way. This week, I return to NC and family, so this song by John Bon Jovi and Jennifer … Continue reading Who says you can’t go home?
Day 226 of #LiveWell2017 Last night, I watched the sunset from the Rooftop Deck, my last Oregon sunset for awhile. Today, I say goodbye to Portland. I am so grateful for this beautiful city I've been lucky to call home for the past few years, and I am especially grateful for the people who have … Continue reading A precious moment and goodbye
Day 219 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Alex Pasarelu on Unsplash O.M.Goodness! This story may have gone viral by now. I don't know. But, when I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you. Mother A was on a plane alone (without her kids, for a change) when her plane was delayed on the tarmac. During … Continue reading Good News Monday
Day 218 of LiveWell2017 The other day, I got to thinking about introverts and extroverts and the expectations we impose on each other based on our own ways of being and thinking. So often we expect other people in our circles and in our families to do the things we do, to have the same … Continue reading Be your truest self
Day 214 of #LiveWell2017 Recently, I had a conversation with someone about self-compassion, and then I came across this article on the Stanford Medical blog that discusses self-compassion as strategy to reduce burnout when being a caregiver for others. A very good friend of mine is a champion for self-care. She taught me not only … Continue reading What is self-compassion?
Day 213 of #LiveWell2017 Welcome to August! Let the world come alive! Let life fill you with peace and joy this moment. I'll be cutting back to weekly (maybe twice a week) posts this month because we are in the middle of a big move back across the country. Some of my posts will be … Continue reading Transitions
Day 212 of #LiveWell2017 (part B) Last Friday I discovered an article about a kindness project that just melted my heart, and I felt I had to share it with you. A mom and her daughter took over the Instagram account of the Triangle Kindness Project for a day and thought up a great way … Continue reading Good News Monday: a kind act for local nonprofits