What to Say (and Not to Say) — A Widow’s Perspective

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say to someone when they’re in grief, hardship, mid-serious illness, or otherwise. I experienced this the other day with a friend of mine whose son has an illness she’s virtually on call for 24/7. It had been a rough night in their house. With flaming red (gorgeous hair) I told her “I don’t know what to say other than you’re a Red-Headed Unicorn.” Because she is. She swoops in like a mythical creature and deals — all day long.

Weekend Plans — Birthday Edition

Today, my birthday, serves as my personal New Year. As it does every year. I think of it as bench mark. January 1st means little to nothing to me. Rather than writing useless resolutions on a cold day in January, this is the day I take stock. Of where I’ve been and of course, where I’m going. But not with little goals and tasks abandoned by February, but with electric energy swirling around. Like I’m a character in Hocus Pocus, conjuring, all crazy eyed.

Suitcase Diaries

I’ve been hitting it hard this week and going in a million different directions. More than a few days I’ve been at the computer by 7 am. Which usually makes me giggly and overtired by 8 pm. I think it’s mental exhaustion more than anything else. We’re moving back to Italy in January (which has been the plan all along), but all of a sudden time feels short.

Three Things — Take Care

Three Things, my Wednesday post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.

One. This —

I’ve been meditating regularly for a month now. Haven’t missed a day. Which is notable. Well, notable for me. Rather than me tell you to do it, to just meditate — I’ll share what one of the results of this daily occurrence has done for me. Ideas pop-up more often and I’m more prone to act on them. Creative and awesome ones. Rather than dismiss them as a “Oh that won’t work, or I’ll do it later.” I carry them out. I send the email, I take the chance, and make the call to a friend I haven’t talked to in awhile.