I didn't expect to get so much joy from this book. A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto was in my "recommended for you" after reading Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk by Shunmyo Masuno (which I will talk about a smidge next week). … Continue reading Cleaning for the Heart + Mind. 🌿
February Photo Dump.
Well now, where did March come from? I suppose a "happy March" is in order. For this post, I'm photo dumping some of my favorite moments from February as a little update to what I've been up to over the month or so. 🌿 I've been training more clients. I've been enjoying training again and … Continue reading February Photo Dump.
“Hi, It’s Me.” 🌿
As per the "norm" as of late, I didn't know what to write. I try to post weekly, but this past weekend a lot happened in my overall life [especially with work]. I'll discuss more details perhaps in another post but for now I just wanted to say that I am drained. Going from having … Continue reading “Hi, It’s Me.” 🌿
2023 Intentions. ❄️
As I mentioned in my last post, I thought 2022 was going to be my year. The other day, my partner told me that I did a lot of "finding myself" last year. He told me I wasn't quite yet there, but that I was on the right path. It's true; in 2022, I completely … Continue reading 2023 Intentions. ❄️
I've been in sort of a writing funk lately. Plus, I didn't want to continue to feel like such a "scrooge" while everyone is trying to enjoy the holidays. To top it off, I've been having an issue with my left hip... but let's save that for another day. I haven't felt motivated much to workout … Continue reading Slow Winter.
NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
To my surprise, this NSM was my most successful. I didn't anticipate I'd cut my grocery bill by a smidge over $200 as my goal was to simply cut it by $100 if I could.I think for me between not working as much and being more intentional with my spending and time, I found that … Continue reading NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
Navigating Holidays; Divorced. 🌿
I'll admit I'm a bit of a scrooge during the holidays.Over the past couple of years, I haven't become better about the holidays. But for myself, where I don't have the kids on whole days of holidays (we split the day itself in half) I just feel empty sometimes. A bit before Thanksgiving, I was … Continue reading Navigating Holidays; Divorced. 🌿
Letting Go. 🍂
Why was I holding on so long? As the leaves let go of the trees and the earth where I live prepares for winter, I've been finding myself letting go of who I've become over the last 10 (or so) years. When I agreed to work a couple of Saturday shifts a month at the … Continue reading Letting Go. 🍂
When You’ve Lost Yourself.
I've come to the recent realization that I don't know who I've become. Over the last few years since separating myself from my ex-husband, I realized I had lost myself. Not only lost myself because my identity became "mom" after having children, but I even lost myself in my marriage. Our relationship wasn't healthy, to … Continue reading When You’ve Lost Yourself.
Vermont Getaway. 🍂
So we failed a bit already on our "NSM*." See, what happened was my partner surprised me with a mini getaway to Vermont. To back track, my osteoarthritis [and fibromyalgia] had been flaring up. I had to switch my work weekend because I wasn't sure if I was going to feel better, the same or … Continue reading Vermont Getaway. 🍂