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…

Cash In The Trash

Around this time a couple of years ago I was sitting around a restaurant table at a corporate Christmas luncheon with my coworkers, hosted by our bosses. At the conclusion on our meal we received our holiday bonuses in sealed envelopes designed to keep us from peeking, counting our cash, or reacting in the presence…

Go Ahead. Fa The La Las.

This is the year I take it all back. Eat my words. Stand in hypocrisy. Jump the fence. You know the words. I write them every year. Don’t let December holidays encroach upon November. Protect November! Let November stand in sovereignty. Keep the Christmas crap put away until after Thanksgiving. Abolish Black Friday. Yada yada…

Spiritual Sanitation

The toilets in my cottage are a family joke. They are ancient; probably original to the structure, which is around 50 years old. The parts inside the tanks are crumbling, rusted, and broken. But the tanks themselves are not leaking, so we keep repairing the moving parts. By repair I mean MacGyver them back together…