I read so many good books in 2020 - many 5 and 4 or 4.5 star reads! It was a saving grace for me in a trying year, for sure. I made a point to add some diversity into my authors, genres, and I had so much more fun reading new things this year than … Continue reading My Top 12 Books of 2020
I am boycotting self-help books. I have actually been boycotting them all year - but it’s gone so well that I’m going to keep boycotting them indefinitely. Now to be clear - I have still enjoyed books on spirituality, books on improving society as a whole, and memoirs - I’ve read Spirit Junkie, I’m Still … Continue reading I am boycotting.
Today I want to talk about my anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder, with panic attacks. I don’t hide it, but it’s been a long time since I openly made an announcement about this part of me, and shared details. I want to though. Because anxiety looks so different for each person, and how it's … Continue reading All these thoughts running through my head
I have made a point to expose my children to as much diversity as I can. I’m not just talking about the obvious ways people look different than us, either. Different religions, economic levels, families with same sex parents, single parents, different political beliefs than us (to a point); children and adults that are differently-abled, … Continue reading Building diversity into reading with kids.
Words are the most available magic in the world. They paint pictures in our minds, take us places new and old, create brand new worlds beyond imagination. They make us fall in love with people real and fictional, they incite emotions of all kinds, and bring change into the world - religion, science, philosophy, and … Continue reading “Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to humans now.”
In the last year or so, I have been thinking about what my values, hobbies, and ways of living were when I felt most true to myself. This led to me thinking about how much I used to focus on spreading kindness and focusing on finding and highlighting the good in everyone. Eventually, anxiety, the … Continue reading Love overflows from a full cup.
The pandemic and Stay At Home/social distancing way of living in 2020 has shifted my perspective so much. I have realized how much extra I have in my life - extra stuff, extra activities, extra goals, just this… more-and-more-and-more way of living. Which has been great for me - a lot of ambition has helped … Continue reading Just believe there ARE answers.
I bought the book Radical Compassion by Tara Brach because I felt like I had lost a key part of myself - the part that cared so much about the world, about other people, and who looked for the good in everyone and every situation. I felt like the busy-ness of life and the stress … Continue reading Impact the World by Loving Yourself First