What shade of change are YOU at this moment?
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No matter what I did, I just couldn’t whittle down all my thoughts and plans and hopes for 2013 into a single word. So I stopped trying to force it to happen. And the words had been there all long, just waiting for me to stop trying to make them something they are not. My themeContinue Reading
Note: This is a guest post that Kel wrote for Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s blog, Family on Bikes. We wanted to make sure our WMC family saw it too. How’s your life been working for you this past year? Did you achieve what you promised yourself at the beginning of the year? If you’re like me andContinue Reading
This is the last in a series of 3 posts about how I finally fulfilled my dream of making painting a part of my everyday life. In the first post, I wrote about spending time alone. In the second post, I wrote about the magical and practical benefits of writing wishes, dreams, and intentions down on paper. Today isContinue Reading
“The unexamined life isn’t worth living.” -Plato In yesterday’s post I wrote about the first step I took to bring about positive and lasting change into my life, spending time alone. There were three important steps I took that I believe were instrumental in bringing about REAL change into my “stagnant pond” of a life. The 3 pebbles I tossed into my stagnant pondContinue Reading
Note: This was originally posted at The Dao of Doing, the blog Kel and Tracy started to document what happened as they added something they loved to their daily lives. Kel wrote about how her life used to feel like a stagnant pond in an early post (Ripples). She then documented the steps that ledContinue Reading
Growing up, going to school, marriage, giving birth, all these things are the building blocks of our lives. But what happens when you realize that you aren’t happy with the structure of that life? What if that structure you built is taken away from you? I was left with these questions a few years ago.Continue Reading
Have you seen this post? I’ve started telling my daughters I’m beautiful, by Amanda King. That link will open it in a new tab for you, but here’s the gist: “I don’t want my girls to be children who are perfect and then, when they start to feel like women, they remember how I thought ofContinue Reading
In the week since my last post: My father spent 5 days in the hospital following emergency surgery. My brother sustained a mild concussion. My in laws spent their second week out of their home in the wake of superstorm Sandy. First one, then the other of my dogs hurt a leg. My great auntContinue Reading
How do you talk to yourself? And I don’t mean the funny or meaningless chatter as you go about your day, thinking of things you need to do or what you thought about those pictures on the internet of cute baby animals or the most recent Ryan Gosling meme. I mean the real self-talk…the kindContinue Reading