Unearthing Peace

I went hiking yesterday for the first time in over a year. I was so excited about it that I started to think about everything that could go wrong to ruin it. Who’s been there? I’m happy to report that nothing went wrong. However, I struggled a lot on the hike. No matter how out…

Soul Season

“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” -Unknown We’re a few days out from the official beginning of fall and, while it’s not my favorite season, there’s something about this time of year that always makes me feel very connected to myself. Perhaps it’s because…

Color Changing Sensory Bottles

Woohoo! I’m so excited to be sharing my first activity and learning related post. This one is a relatively easy DIY project that children can help with. It might be best if you handle dyeing the baby oil though. It can get a little messy. There are several how-to tutorials out there for these and…

Destination: Happiness (Consider Losing the Itinerary)

I’m not sure anyone can fully comprehend the emotion I feel behind this post as simple as it may seem; fear, vulnerability, love, a pit in my stomach, tears in my eyes, an ‘oh shit’ kind of feeling that can neither be described as good or bad. A few weeks ago I came across the…

Book Review Roundup: Children’s Edition

I am a sucker for children’s books. They’re short, quick, often colorful, easy reads that typically hold some value we can all benefit from. I made it a goal this year to read ten children’s books, which isn’t a lofty goal, but one I hoped would inspire some creativity. Whenever I pop into Barnes &…

G. R. A. T. E. F. U. L.

Hello everybody! I have a late night, nearing the end of the week, follow up to my previous post. If you read it, you know there are some things I’ve concluded I need to work on. A few main ones are having faith, being grateful, and being myself. I’ve been playing with something in my…

Self

My family has a yearly tradition to go to the beach on New Year’s Day. A large part of this tradition involves writing in the sand things we want to release from the previous year and things we’d like to bring in to the new year. We choose our own little section of the shore,…