A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. - Frank Crane This about sums it up, doesn't it? Friendships ebb and wane, come and go. But the very best friends feel like an old shoe, a pair of comfy sweats, a cushy mattress. There's no pressure. There's no BS. There's no competition. You . . .
You've probably got a summer gift list, right? Birthday gifts, hostess gifts, just-because gifts--even condolence and get well gifts. Time to find just the right thing? You don't have it. You'd like to find just the right gift but maybe you've got a lot going on this summer and time to shop isn't . . .
Excuse this quick & dirty post but I thought my readers here might have birthdays or other special events coming up---and want to know about this special candle sale -- my gorgeous, hand-made soy candles with flowers, crystals & stones. It's good for just another day, but -- as a . . .
When I prepared for recent major surgery, energy healing played a big role. As I always say, if someone had told me that would be the case even a few years ago I would have looked at them blankly. But the fact is that many energy healing techniques have been used for thousands of years and even . . .
I've tried to stay as far away as possible from Marie Kondo's book on organizing, even though I badly need help. My brain just does not think in an organized way and it's truly painful for me to try to imagine organization schemes. But I couldn't help it. I was curious to see a couple of Kondo's . . .
I know too many of us who are completely overcome with anxiety over health matters. I know a little about that, too. And it's normal. Natural. But it can really rob us of the joy of living. Those anxious feelings, those health worries, have to go somewhere, but where? Over at A Healing Spirit I'm . . .
If you've got any boundaries at all, you've had experiences you'd define as intrusive. People having loud cellphone conversations in public and especially in closed places where it's difficult to escape. Like on the train. What IS that? Do they not get that we are hearing the entire conversation? . . .
It was an evening in 2003 and my BFF, her husband and mine joined me at a local art gallery to see an exhibition by the Boomer-era pop artist, Peter Max, and to meet him. He was delightful. Max is best-known for his pop art depictions of the flag, the Statue of Liberty and other more commercial . . .
It strikes me that Marie Kondo's method of assessing whether or not to keep a belonging--"does it spark joy?" works extremely well for relationships of all kinds--including friendships. That thought came up as I rested after recent surgery, considering the hundreds of virtual strangers--Facebook . . .
Downsizing has been on my mind a lot lately and that's probably because I'm past midlife and have accumulated way too much stuff. Wayyy too much stuff. So when Pivotal Home Solutions sent me this infograpic on how best to downsize, it resonated. Having watched friends do this, it's clear there is . . .