All Is Bright But Probably Not Silent

Continuing my series on notable items found on the ground while running, I have news. In November I found the usual pennies and a red push-up bra. The bra was too small (and gross after playing in traffic) to be of use to me. The pennies were not. This is the third piece of underwear…

It Can Wait

While you are shopping around for goals for the new year, I’ll share what’s in my cart so far. Whatever else you choose this will surely make it all easier and healthier. It’s a practice. Wellness is a practice. — Mercy

Wishes Granted, Without A Wand

Deep breath. (You take one too.) There’s really no way other way to say it. I’ve reached a crossroads. I want to write about an experience from yesterday that I cannot explain in terms that will be received as rational. Once I do this I will have crossed over into what I call Writing Neverland….

Beginning of the End

It has become an unintentional tradition; photographing trees that aren’t mine. Since I typically create something non-traditional (and sometimes not even a tree), I spend the season admiring the traditionalists. This is in contrast to my minimalist and frugalist propaganda, of course. I celebrate the hypocrisy irony on my part. My contradictions are exquisite. The…

November Work Release — The Rush, The Hush, The Flush

November, where did you go? (Sigh) I always wish we could trade in the month of August for two Novembers. It is the rushest month. The rushiest month. We rush it the most. It’s time to release the wellness work done in November; the good, the bad, the undone. Time to show and tell. Spiritual…

Eve

I made fire last night because the chemistry was right. This was the singular reason. The prompt of Alignment. I had no intention but I felt it as soon as I stepped outside, the signal. In my nose and on my face. A supernatural coax, time for fire, my Love. Air was cold and dry….

Picky Is A Practice

I opened up my blog reader today to check out the Monday morning articles from my subscription list. Among them, 40 Ways To Live A Full Life.  I’ve written about these clutter crap articles before. I say again unto you, pick one, not 40. Read one, not the whole 40. I say again unto bloggers,…

Wellness Today–Whisper and Wail

Here we are. A month of my new job has passed. I’m still not finding more than one time per week to get a post published. That’s perfectly okay. No pushing. No resisting. Let it be. Let it flow. I make myself little notes throughout the week; ideas, thoughts, seeds that may sprout into full…

Four Months — Another GVE Milestone

I promised I wouldn’t turn this into a vegan blog. Rest assured I mean to keep that promise. However, since veganism is relatively new to me there will be new things to report as I progress. Yesterday I hit the 120 day mark. That’s four months vegan. What’s new at the four month mark? The…

The Elephants In The Room Are Humping

I don’t write much about sexual wellness, mostly because I don’t feel qualified. I feel fantastically qualified to write about sexual unwellness, but as for bringing the same kind of insights to this topic as I might bring to running, yoga, nutrition, emotional health, frugality; nope. I really can’t. Yet. Because there is a point…

Wellness Today–The Shameless Subtleties

I write about the large movements, the sweeping gestures, the overarching practices. But then there are the more subtle practices. The smaller movements, the undertones, understated but powerful in their support. It’s the way good lighting can make or break a room. Chair height can make or break a work space. Expression or tone of…

October Work Release

Whew, what a month! Time to release our work. I am going to skip over the usual — the practices I list every month which are more or less the same each month. You already know what I do regularly. This month I will only spend blog time on one big highlight because a) I’m…