September Work Release

Summer is over. September is over. The work of wellness was hard for me this month. My physical practices were robust and strong. I started running again. Yoga as always. Walking, hiking, pick up games of tennis or frisbee keep-away from El Doggo. All good. Knee is good. Heart is good. Social wellness was not…

August Work Release

August has ended. Time to show our work. In July I neglected to post anything about the items I found while running/hiking because all I found was a plain black ponytail holder. It did not feel magical, but that might be because I tucked it into a pocket of my running skirt and then washed…

July Work Release–Not Really

I’ve opted not to publish an official Work Release for July since most of the month was occupied by the Grand Vegan Experiment. I’ve posted enough updates as I go along to qualify as work shown. Today is Day Sixteen of the GVE and for those of you who were never interested in the first…

June Work Release–A Penny For Your Identity

It’s time to show our work for the month of June. It was a weird month here in Mercyburg. June seemed to be all about things I stopped doing in favor of my wellness, as opposed to new things begun or attempted. I stopped wearing this outfit. Sounds unremarkable, I know. It snowballed into another…

May Work Release

Okay, wellness enthusiasts, let us be accountable. May is finished. It’s time to show our work. Occupational/Financial Wellness The Spending Fast continues with purchases for essentials only. Essentials this month included a ladder, spackle, sandpaper, and paint to repair my kitchen ceiling. Intense sunlight through a nearby door caused some cracking and peeling. Or as…

April’s Work Release

Okay folks, April is finished. It’s time to show our work. Physical Wellness The usual:  yoga, swimming, and hiking. I’m still unable to run on my knee, but that’s okay. I’ve crunched the numbers and I’m putting in more mileage than before the injury. Can you believe that? I was running less than I am…

March Work Release–Cruising in Cheat Panties

All right, wellness wankers, it’s time to show our work. March is over. What’s done is done. The work we did throughout the month will manifest, as will the work we didn’t do. Here’s the rundown of my own highlights. I hope yours got even higher. Social Wellness (Relationships and Community) The Reach, as in…

February’s Work Release

Just like in January, this is where I show the work of practicing wellness all month. I write consistently that wellness is not some elusive state of being. Wellness is an ongoing practice. Wellness is work, rest, repeat. We do good work, we feel good. It’s not rocket science but it doesn’t just happen. We…

January’s Work Release

Last year I called these end-of-month posts my highlight reels. This year I’m thinking more along the lines of junior high algebra class. Remember when we had to solve the equations but also detail how we solved them? Teachers would note on the assignment, “Show your work,” which meant we couldn’t just provide the correct answer….

Ending On A High Note

For my friends and readers who follow the Christian tradition, a merry Christmas Eve to you. After many seasons of struggling  with my tangle of beliefs and motivations attached to December holidays, this is the first year I finally feel peaceful. This feels like a big deal—the peace part. It feels like a milestone reached…

Hallowed Highlights

My long-time readers know that this is more or less the only holiday I celebrate with any fervor. This is not simply because it is Halloween but because this is my New Year’s Eve as well. November 1st in my personal New Year. Time to reset and renew, and yes, celebrate. I typically start off…

September Highlights–The Poor-Mouth

You may remember that one of my goals/intentions for New Year 2016 was/still is to improve my relationship with money. The choice not to refer to this as financial wellness was deliberate. I wouldn’t want to write about it and I doubt you’d want to read about it. I decided to reframe it from the…