04March18 ~ The Purge Continues ~

So the whole upstairs area of mine has been purged.  The feeling of openness that I feel whenever I walk upstairs and into any area makes me feel a little joyful. I literally filled up my Chevy Trax with things and clothes so the feeling that a huge weight has been lifted from my life... Continue Reading →


~ The Purge ~ (no not the movie)

So these last two weeks I have seriously been purging a lot of stuff including clothes.  It used to be that I could put all I owned in the back of my small toyota pickup.  But, as anyone knows, if you stay in one place for very long things just start creeping in.  I have... Continue Reading →

To be fully alive …

Pema Chödrön says "We think that if we just meditated enough or jogged enough or ate perfect food, everything would be perfect. But from the point of view of someone who is awake, that’s death. Seeking security or perfection, rejoicing in feeling confirmed and whole, self-contained and comfortable, is some kind of death. It doesn’t... Continue Reading →

End of Day – 28Jan18

I had a productive day overall especially considering I really just wanted to sleep all day.  I managed to finish my article, go grocery shopping, go for a short walk with Lucy, go take photographs for my article, go see my grandkids, cook supper, watch tv with Gary, and now am trying to get a... Continue Reading →

No Facebook – end of 2nd day

My 2nd full day of no facebook has ended and I am heading to bed soon.  It really helps that I can still have Messenger even with a deactivated facebook account.  I can keep up with everyone that way without having to be depressed and anxious and upset over things I read on facebook.  I... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Bankruptcy

I often feel spiritually bankrupt and I am drawn back to Orthodoxy. There are some things I don't agree with but it comes closest to what I need for my soul. I miss the services and how close to God I feel when I am in an Orthodox sanctuary. I miss visiting the monasteries in... Continue Reading →

Check-in | 24 April 2017

I made this a basic check-in even though it will include my OA check-in, as well. I found this quote while searching for another quote and it really resonated with me. Anyone who destroys themselves with food is not their own friend, at all.  I would not destroy a friend and keep them on a... Continue Reading →

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