Tag: self care

  • On the Value of Meditation

    I have meditated most of my life; yet during my husband’s descent into dementia and for the past year coping with new skill sets after his passing, my capacity to hold focus in any kind of meditation went goodbye. I felt too emotional to hold still. I lost my self in procrastination, excessive busy-ness, and…

  • Changing Thoughts

    Changing Thoughts

    I visited my husband yesterday at the nursing facility. It is too easy to get caught up in the flow of negative imagination: “Oh, what if he had stopped smoking years earlier?”; “What if I had been more attentive to him before this happened?”; “What if? What if? What if?” I have to stop myself.…

  • Stepping Into The Day

    Stepping Into The Day

    It’s been a while since I’ve written. It’s been a full summer, with many hours of my day going to the self-care of exercise in order to keep losing weight. I’m down thirty-some pounds since a year ago at this time, when the blood sugar and the diabetes were getting a bit out of control.…

  • Some Days

    Some Days

    Some days, like yesterday, it is hard for me to dig up any ambition. Christmas break is a period of rest for me any way, from my day job of school bus driving. But I have individual plans that I would like to utilize my time for and when I have a day that demands…

  • Today, New Moon

    This New Moon in Libra has brought a lot of Norn energy in for me. In fact I took a broom to my kitchen this morning to sweep out harm and entanglements and bring in new energy. Sweeping is a very old tradition for women, and I was honoring that today. Then I went and…