mini blog challenge | post 1: BE

8 Apr 2015 spirit + soul

it’s day one of the belovelive mini blog challenge! and today’s theme is being. what keeps you grounded? do you have any practices, disciplines, rituals that you do? for me, being is the foundation of life. it is first + foremost the thing that i seek to “do” every single day… whether it is meditating, reading, praying, practicing yoga or simply soaking up nature. taking time to simply be is critical for staying connected + attached. it’s a tough thingRead More

dreary. rainy. and full of purpose.

19 Apr 2014 spirit + soul

as i click my computer keys, the rain pounds on the pavement outside. it has been doing so for the past 24 hours. it’s cold and dark and dreary. as if spring has gone into hibernation today, just in time for this day of intentional pause. as you may know, i have been celebrating lent in my own special way – successfully and unsuccessfully. i challenged myself to 40 days of being in a cathedral, but i have not been thereRead More

a little me time.

15 Apr 2014 spirit + soul

it’s late. i’m in bed, under the covers. my love is snuggled next to me, in a deep sleep. our string of lights over the bed and windows is lit. norah jones is quietly playing, reminding me of special, amazing days gone by. and a glass of wine sits on the floor next to me. this is me time. i began the day with a beautiful meditation session, and i am ending it in these perfect moments. in between, though, itRead More

wednesday wisdom: rule of living #9

10 Apr 2014 spirit + soul

half way there! today’s wednesday wisdom post is the ninth one, meaning that we have now moved through the first half of the dalai lama’s 18 rules of living (not in order of course). hard to believe that there re only 9 more weeks to go. and so far, i am completely enjoying these posts. its amazing how spending a little time reflecting on the dalai lama’s words of advice seem to speak directly to my life’s present situations. iRead More

wednesday wisdom: rules of living #3

26 Feb 2014 spirit + soul

time for week 3 in my series on the 18 rules of living by the dalai lama. i am totally loving doing this little series. i can’t even imagine how cool it will be after 18 weeks of pondering the words & advice of such a great person. if you’re not up to speed on my first two posts in this series, then just click on the “wednesday wisdom” link at the top of the page to see them. and just as aRead More



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