2020.10 Patient October, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Patience

So how is this autumn going for you so far? Ours has been....let's just say challenging. My boys elected to do asynchronous virtual learning through their school and the platform is not living up to expectations. Not for our family, our school system, or from what I can tell anyone else using this platform. We… Continue reading Word of the Week: Patience

2020.09 Balanced September

Word of the Week: Rooted

I have struggled with choosing my word for the last week of my balanced September. The thesaurus has offered up words like assurance, calmness, justice, and equity. All very good words that deserve some time and meditation, but they drew me away from my original focus of physical and emotional balance. I considered also harmony… Continue reading Word of the Week: Rooted

2020.09 Balanced September, Encouragement, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Stability

Sometimes I think stability gets a bad rap as being boring or an enemy of progress. But it is really hard to more forward and test the limits without stability in your life. You must be able to stand firmly on two feet before you can walk, and you must be able to walk without… Continue reading Word of the Week: Stability

2020.09 Balanced September, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Align

Alignment, for me, is focused on my family first. Keeping kindness in the forefront, working as a team. Remembering that caring for myself is caring for my family. Remembering that mindlessly numbing myself with social media is not actually self care. When I have these things prioritized then no matter how chaotic our calendar is or how loud our house is, there is still peace.

2020.08 Persevering August, About Me, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Persist

Persist is continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure. So maybe starting all over again on these habits isn't so much a failure as an opportunity to practice persistence. An opportunity to get back up, brush myself off, try again. An opportunity to be strong.

2020.08 Persevering August, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Tenacity

The word for this week is tenacity, which is the ability or quality of having a firm grip on something, being very determined, or continuing to exist. I don't really feel like I've got a grip on anything right now, but I am determined that my work should continue to exist, even if it is being completed a little more slowly than I would prefer.

2020.07 Courageous July, About Me, Encouragement, Hope Joy, Recommendations


My family is freshly returned from two glorious weeks in Michigan's "better-half". It's been over a decade since I've been to the U.P. and I had not realized how much I needed to return. There is just something magical about Lake Superior that refills my soul unlike anything else (except perhaps for canoeing on the… Continue reading Confidence