Relaxation Videos: Bodie Ghost Town
I took these images of the ghost town of Bodie, California on an extremely hot day in the summer. The heat was so ennervating it was all I could do to keep walking. The shade beside some of the buildings wasn't that much cooler, and the sagebrush underfoot looked like perfect … Continue Reading ››
The cooler days of autumn bring us hot cider, the comfort of soups and stews, and the beauty of turning leaves. A hint of mystery permeates the air, and with it the promise of soon-coming holidays. Bright pumpkins sit outside grocery stores and dot farmers' fields, waiting for eager hands to carry them home.
During the years … Continue Reading ››
Plan a Simple Christmas
On Christmas Eve, I remember hurrying from store to store, frantically purchasing presents. The last store turned me out, and I rushed home to slap wrapping paper on the meager gifts I'd found while fretting that they weren't enough. For years this scenario haunted me in a vivid … Continue Reading ››
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For years I suffered from a reoccurring nightmare. In my dream, it was Christmas Eve, the stores were closing, and I didn't have all my presents purchased. I've stopped having that dream, thankfully, but I still find the Holidays stressful. There's a lot I love about the Christmas season but on the list you won't find … Continue Reading ››
Making an herb wreath is a fun way to dry culinary herbs. You can either leave the wreath up all winter and pluck leaves here and there for your recipes or after the leaves dry, remove them to airtight containers that you store in a dark cupboard. The second method better protects the flavors, and … Continue Reading ››
You know you should set aside time for yourself, but amid the demands of life, that's hard to manage. It's been too long since you had any idea of what to do with yourself, anyway. Last time you tried to figure that out, it didn't go well, and you wound up feeling disrupted and confused.
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Quick note: I've moved the subscriber-only scrapbooking software giveaway to next Tuesday, which extends the sign-up period to be entered to Sunday, October, 13th at midnight, Pacific time.
Relaxation Video: Grand Canyon Idyll
This is the first relaxation video inspired by my recent experience of Gregorian Chant
. I've been focusing … Continue Reading ››
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How to Find Time for Yourself in a Busy Schedule
Self care is an important element in life, and one that I've been largely skipping. I have started working to include more time to myself in my own busy schedule and in this episode challenge you to do the same. I give an analysis of what … Continue Reading ››
Simple Life Focus, Giveaways, Videos, and Podcast
A Simple Life
The new focus of my blog should be no surprise after my post, In Search of a Better Life
, where I outlined my frustration with areas of my own life and my determination to change it for the better. Continue Reading ››