Wrong Side of the Bed

Wake up, brain churning, moving toward the to-do list, sucked into its gravitational pull. But the list reeks of scarcity and scrambling. Reset. Gratitude isn’t cosmic & significant this morning.  It’s dog videos and raisin toast and the kid in her unicorn shirt–looking the perfect combination of the baby she was & the grown personContinue reading “Wrong Side of the Bed”

Belonging

Late Sunday afternoon, one of my favorite customers popped into the bookstore to grab a book she’d put on hold. She’s one of those people who radiates down-to-earth, good energy. She’s a joy to be around. In fact, when I’m around her, I feel like I belong. That’s a pretty radical, earth-shifting gift: to makeContinue reading “Belonging”

Simple Wisdom

Just be where you’re at, right now. I know this doesn’t sound particularly deep. But it’s 100% my mantra for today. I am an all or nothing kind of girl. I don’t half-ass too much. Which can be good. Or not. Because, sometimes, that all-in-ness can translate into not paying attention to where I amContinue reading “Simple Wisdom”

Mantras & Tea Time

I’ve got a long-standing habit of trying to scuttle away from fear. Can you really blame me? Fear–intense, soul-chilling fear–has been part of my world since I was 8 years old. And lots of times, I don’t even know what I’m afraid of. I just know that I’m scared as hell. To cope, I learnedContinue reading “Mantras & Tea Time”

Meandering Spirituality

I’ve spent most of my life trying to think things to death. Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo. Or because I’m a 1 on the Enneagram. But most likely, it’s because thinking is not doing. Doing has consequences–real, tangible things that are set in motion by my actions. Thinking… well, I’m not going to makeContinue reading “Meandering Spirituality”