My body has been sending me a lot of messages lately about allowing for rest and play in addition to work. It is quite interesting. I sometimes find when I am planning or stressing about something, there is this uncomfortable pit in my stomach. When I notice that slight pain, and I come back to … Continue reading Letting life unfold
How often do you ask yourself the question in your life: What is essential? Or a variation: what is essential for me right now? I just listened to the audio book (and am re-listening, because it resonated so much) that many of you minimalists out there probably already know, called "Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less" … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?
The Minnesota State Fair has begun. Around here it is known as the "great Minnesota get-together." Typically the fair attracts over 120 thousand visitors per day. Last year's records showed a couple of days of nearly a quarter of a million people in attendance for a total of nearly 2 million over the 12-day event. … Continue reading State Fair – time to play
Yesterday morning my husband took me out for a ride in his fishing boat out on the river where his mother lives, and on Big Wolf Lake. It was a lovely day, a little cool but beautifully sunny and peaceful since only a couple of fishing boats out that early in the day. We always … Continue reading Unstructured time
This weekend we visited our families in Bemidji and relaxed after a busy week of finalizing my corporate position. While I am excited to start my "new thing" I also know that I need a break from the intensity of work for a while. In the corporate world, it is not as common to take … Continue reading Starting my Summer Sabbatical
What brings you joy? This question can strike fear into the hearts of some people. If it has been some time since you experienced either spontaneous or cultivated joy, you may feel scarcity or grief. If you have been living someone else's idea of a "good life" but not your own, you probably feel a … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – move toward Joy