Third Month Rituals

Here we are again; a ritual return. Back when this became a wellness blog I called each of these end-of-the-month posts my Work Release. The idea was to show the work which goes into wellness as a practice to reinforce that wellness is indeed a practice and it is indeed work. To support my 2020 theme of Ritual, I’ve…

Second Month Rituals

Here we are again; a ritual return. Back when this became a wellness blog I called each of these end-of-the-month posts my Work Release. The idea was to show the work which goes into wellness as a practice to reinforce that wellness is indeed a practice and it is indeed work. To support my 2020…

First Month Rituals

Back when this became a wellness blog I called each of these end-of-the-month posts my Work Release. The idea was to show the work which goes into wellness as a practice to reinforce that wellness is indeed a practice and it is indeed work. That’s still the case but to support my 2020 theme of…

Plump With Dilemna

I started this post last week in an effort to revive the wellness focus of the blog and then I lost my internet for a few days and didn’t pick this back up again for another week. Service has now been restored. Not that I’m reinstating any rules for what this blog must be, but…

Party Pooper

Well, it is over. They are over; the holidays. I broke character this year and made a strong effort to complain less and be more flexible. I tried to actually enjoy it all. You noticed. I did stuff. I participated. I let shit go. I was less Scroogey McScroogepants than usual. But in the end…

The Sept Embers

Well folks, I worked on this post all month. I typically add content to these end-of-month posts a little at a time and then finalize during the last week. For the past three days I’ve been intensively editing and polishing and adding the finishing touches. I saved my work multiple times. Backed it up. Scheduled…

August Real and Raw

August is finished (whoohoo!) Time to show our work. I am trying not to rush but ooooooh, how I love the end of summer. It hangs on too long here in Mercyburg; sometimes well into October. It does no good to get too excited just because the calendar thinks summer is over. I’ve been burned…

July Work Release–Appropriately Scaled

I thought I’d make an attempt at a Work Release post since this is the last day of the month. I didn’t keep good notes this month though. Maybe I could try to think of one wellness practice from the month and start there? Sometimes it only takes a baby step to get things moving….

SuperMay

Been hanging on to this one for a while now. Time to clear it. Never managed a full post but you remember the joke, right? I am not going to manage a work release post in my usual way. May is gone. I didn’t get it done. A highlight reel takes the entire month to…

April; Week Four

The end of April brings me to the end of weekly Work Release posts. This was an experiment. Now that I’ve seen it through for the full month I am definitely going back to monthly posts. I discovered that if I show my work every week I don’t make time to write about anything else….

April; Week Three

Another week of wellness. Time to show my work. Time to show you the treasures I found while out on a run. This week it is treasure singular. Singular treasure. The Chef says this is a practice golf ball. No. This is a sphere used in fairy festivals featuring athletic games and exhibitions of skill….

April; Week Two

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness I confess I meditated in a traditional sense very little this week. But by the week’s end I had a long car trip and the drone of a treadmill for silent contemplation. I would need them and copious amounts of deep breaths to summon compassion and tolerance amid a cacophony of…