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…

July Lowlight Reel

I mentioned last week that July’s highlight reel would be short. And it is short. But it is still important to focus on the handful of times we manifest our desires even if it truly is only a handful of times. That’s an important handful. It’s something important to hold and acknowledge. The self-portrait project…

June-The Awkward Leavings

June’s highlight reel feels shorter than previous months. I’m leaning toward quality over quantity as an explanation. Let’s get the Fails out of the way first, shall we? I wouldn’t bring them up at all except that I prefaced them in May and built up your expectations. Fail #1:  The Seven Days of Devotion was a total…

May Manifest

How did you want to feel in month of May? I wanted to feel Generous. In order to feel Generous we have to be Generous. Generosity doesn’t just mean money. It includes our time and patience, our attention and compassion, our resources and talents, and sometimes our wisdom. (And it most certainly can mean money,…

March: The Highlight Reel

This is more important than you might think. The highlight reel represents accountability for manifesting wellness, much like keeping a food diary or a sleep journal. Putting our intentions and methods into words moves the practice of wellness forward toward reality. It’s all too easy to set an intention at the beginning of the year, throw…