Category: Living with Intention

NO. Just no.

Today I woke up ready to do it all. I wanted to de-clutter the house and move all this sh!t outta here. Then I wanted to catch up the laundry, finish packing up the winter clothes, do all the dishes, mop the floors, clean the windows… and mow the yard and hack out the weeds…

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Voila!

It turns out that I’ve been doing life all wrong…and now I’ve got it all figured out (not really, and I would never tempt fate or the universe by saying something that outlandish.)   All this time I’ve been making a list of everything that needed to be done and then failing to complete the…

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Taking a Deep Breath

Mondays. I don’t know why we make such a big deal of them.  Especially in my case where the majority of my family works in retail so Mondays aren’t the first day after two days off. Almost every day is a work day for someone in my family.  It is a rarity for us all…

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Complicated Contradictions

“Every mind is a clutter of memories, images, inventions and age-old repetitions. It can be a ghetto, too, if a ghetto is a sealed-off, confined place. Or a sanctuary, where one is free to dream and think whatever one wants. For most of us it’s both – and a lot more complicated.” Margo Jefferson  …

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And now…today

What’s happening around here today… Using the above quote as a mantra for today – a new week and a new day.  Trying not to worry so much about what I haven’t gotten done and what I’ve screwed up and all the projects I’ve been avoiding. Today is a day to start anew and set…

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Then, Now & Maybe

Or yesterday, today and tomorrow. Different words, but same sentiment. Almost. Perhaps a nuance of difference. As a world, we spend a lot of time arguing about terminology, meaning, and other rhetoric. And (in my opinion) not enough thought or discussion about intent, but all this is a rabbit trail off topic… Much like my…

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The Practice of Gratitude

I have a good life. It’s not perfect (but neither am I). Sometimes I forget to remember the good things…and I focus on what’s not going the way I want. I can have unreasonable expectations. Which is not to say that there are not sometimes reasons to be unhappy and dissatisfied. But I want to…

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