Rain Dance

Almost two months away. Letting the fields lay fallow, as we do in the cycle of renewal. Now I return on a rainy day, fresh from a run with a red fox and a dance with black-capped chickadees. The fox sat on a curb in the ‘burb and watched me cruise by. I circled the…

Benevolence In Beverage Form

Items found on the run now include a flowering tea pot complete with flowering tea. Running through the village on Saturday morning I crested the final hill on my path home. Just as I began my glide down the back side I heard a voice calling my name. I stopped and turned but saw no…

Turning Eleven

The Year of Honesty is kicking my ass. I was not prepared for how unpleasant this would be. Notice I didn’t say hard. I knew it would be hard. I assumed there would be discomfort. I didn’t know it would be so damn ugly. That I would be shocked at how sickening it would be….

February Highlights

Oof, February. Birth month. Rebirth month. I start crafting these monthly highlight reels during the month and work on them a little at a time. As highlights are identified I document them in the voice of the given events’ insights and experiences and then wrap it all up during the last week of the month….

Check In From The Snow In

It is Day Three of the Mercyburg Snow-In. No exaggeration. Snowed all the way in. I have given up hope of returning to work this week. It won’t stop snowing. Inches per hour are falling upon inches from the past two days. The temperature won’t rise enough to melt snow. We are well over double…

No Red Dead: A Tale Of Two Lucys

Items found on the run (while running) now include winged pipers. Make that sparkling red winged pipers with golden lassos and hairstyles which remind me of Lucy Van Pelt. I thought at first they were smoking those pipes rather than playing them but … um, the bowls of their pipes are inverted, so I guess…

Let Me Help You Love This

There are no affiliate links on this site. No kickbacks, discounts, or compensation for any products I may highlight or promote in this blog. Whenever I share my favorite things with you it is rooted in my own desire to celebrate a wellness tool or product simply to spread the love. I do not get…

January Highlights

Remember Peaco? Never heard of Peaco? Peaco is my UglyDoll. He is a gift I received many years ago before UglyDolls went mainstream. Before they were sold by big box retail stores. Before a multinational conglomerate bought out the original creator’s cottage business. Before there was an animated movie about them. In the parlance of…

Eau De Bougie

For ten days I’ve held this post in abeyance. In denial, if I’m being honest (my theme for 2021). I wanted to write an article about scent as a wellness practice. On New Year’s Day I discovered a scent which activates all my magical powers and after spending several days of honeymoon with it, I…

Twelfth Month Rituals

If you are reading this on publication day I wish you a happy new year. Even if you’re not, I wish you a happy new year. I made it all twelve months without missing a highlight reel. Twelve ritual posts to support my 2020 theme of Ritual. Back when this became a wellness blog I…

Eleventh Month Rituals

Here we are again; a ritual return. Ritual highlights are ready to reel. Back when this became a wellness blog I called each of these end-of-the-month posts my Work Release. To support my 2020 theme of Ritual, I have elected to describe and observe these monthly posts as Rituals themselves, in addition to being filled with rituals which support wellness. Welcome to a…

Every Wrong Answer Tells A Story

Continuing my series of posts for things I find on the run, I give you another oddly placed floral foundling. I’ve found flowers on the run before but none quite so . . . flamenco dancer. I mean, how hubba hubba is this beauty? I found her just off the sidewalk in the park, dropped…