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Being present. Day 11: The light of Lucia

13 Dec 2017 the seasons

I’m not quite ready to celebrate the coming of light in the dark, for right now, today, we are beginning the darkest days/week of the entire year. Up here in Sweden, in my city of Uppsala, we have 4-5 hours of daylight right now. Which don’t actually feel like daylight when it’s cloudy, cold, rainy, and snowy. It may seem extreme, and it feels extreme, but I have settled into the dark, inner pull of the earth right now. AndRead More

Being present. Day 10: How to keep that grounded feeling all day long

12 Dec 2017 the sacred everyday

I’m a morning person. Not only do I have boundless energy + tons on creativity in the morning, I also cherish my early mornings. Those moments that I spend by myself, setting the tone for the day, are just magical + grounding. One of the things that I used to notice, though, was that while the mornings always seemed so inspiring, I somehow lost that sense of being grounded as the day wore on. And it wasn’t until the nextRead More

Being present. Day 9: The way to God is down

11 Dec 2017 spirit + soul

I’m home alone. The cat is snuggled beside me. I’m wrapped up in a blanket. A couple of candles are lit. Christmas music is playing. And snow is falling down outside my window. I need this moment. Not because something is wrong with me. But, because I counselled so many teenagers today. Facing things way deeper than boy problems or school stress. My office door was revolving all day long for pressing, heartbreaking, painful issues. And almost everyone that satRead More

Being present. Day 8: Still, still, still

10 Dec 2017 spirit + soul

Good evening, dear souls. And happy 2nd Sunday in Advent as well. Y’all, I’ve had a really, really slow weekend. Like Lina + I didn’t go anywhere. We literally nested all weekend long. In fact, so far that’s how my weekends in December seem to be shaping up. But, they make for a very good balance to the long, crazy workdays from Monday-Thursday. And, to be honest, I think that my soul actually craves being still right now. While youRead More

Being present. Day 7: Dreamy dark winter mornings

9 Dec 2017 spirit + soul

It’s no secret that I love dark winter mornings. And, around here, since it is dark forever it seems, it’s easy to enjoy the mornings. Especially weekend mornings. Even if I wake late (And by late I mean 7am. It’s sick, I know), I can still be certain of a dreamy morning filled with candles + coffee. This morning, I felt the desire to sit in the kitchen, so I wrapped my robe around me, snuggled with the cat, thenRead More

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