Intentional Kindness

I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness – like can’t sleep at all this past week, so I’m up all night thinking about it . Last night, Ā needing to do something to further my thoughts, I was reading and pinning, and then realized this morning that it’s “Random Act of Kindness Day”. Why wouldn’t it be? šŸ˜‰ More and more, I come to the conclusion … Continue reading Intentional Kindness

existing on the introversion – extroversion spectrum

I just readĀ Lifehack’s 19 Real Life Examples of An Extroverted Introvert So You Don’t Get Confused. It’s an interesting topic. I never thought of myself as an introvert until more recent years. I’ve always enjoyed conversation and people. And then, I have this memory of being with my mother, and how someone was noting how I wasn’t talking – we were at the grocery store, … Continue reading existing on the introversion – extroversion spectrum

being dismissed … things that irk

There is a feeling of discomfort that comes with being dismissed as “new-agey” “hippy-dippy” etc. Someone on my Facebook feed posted this article: New Age Roommate Has A Crystal For That Which promptly got a series of likes from dudes, and “LOL” type comments. Being that the comments were from dudes and this article was about a lady, I am questioning how much of the … Continue reading being dismissed … things that irk

Messages from wolves.

This morning, in a sleepy state, I read my card of the day. The Ace of Swords, reversed: Clarity, balanced mind, precise thoughts. Time for organizing, planning, making decisions I’ve been putting off. This card suggests an epiphany about a matter in which IĀ didn’t know what to do, a realization of how to make something manifest. Since the card is reversed, I’m feeling it directed, … Continue reading Messages from wolves.

Being productive, and people wanting things from you

Fibromyalgia is exhausting to have. That exhaustion permeates every aspect of my life. It’s always accompanied by its BFF, pain, and dealing with both of them all the time is difficult. It’s kind of like they’re people I have to care for and plan my life around, even though I really don’t want to. I experience a lot of guilt, because of my personality type, … Continue reading Being productive, and people wanting things from you

for the haters in my circle

There’s this whole thing about how the internet isn’t real. I get it. If you remove the internet from our lives, it doesn’t effectively change who we are. But it is a real extension of ourselves. It’s our knowledge and connection. It’s lots of invisible things that are really important to us in some way, individually, or collectively. So it’s not really separate. We can’t … Continue reading for the haters in my circle

The difference between talking and complaining

Recently, I realized that people close to me view my vocalization about Fibromyalgia negatively. This brings up a whole lot of things I wish people would understand. The first is how this hurts – that you don’t understand, andĀ are passing judgement. As far as not passing judgement, and trying to understand, I know people can be uncomfortable in regard to witnessing others’ feelings. Please know … Continue reading The difference between talking and complaining

Solitude

Solitude is more important than we give credit. It’s something most of us are missing so much that we don’t even know what it is that we crave. Solitude is where we can just be, where we are true, where there is no judgement or expectation. Everyone seems so concerned with being busy, as though the busiest person wins. Busy is overrated. Busywork always annoyed … Continue reading Solitude

on staying wild and true

Like many introverts, my inner world is deep and well developed. I see myself as that person. I think that others see glimpses of me. They know certain things, have a sense of others…but I realize that I do not present, always, as deeply as I exist. I think the reason people come to me in times of crisis, is because this is where I … Continue reading on staying wild and true

loss is deep, but love is exponential

My nephew passed away today. He was 3. Ā He had a lot of complications throughout his short life – but you know what was completely uncomplicated? All the love. My amazing niece sat in my lap and read this to me today. It’s a beautiful book, and while it was to help her and her brother with understanding, it was comforting to me as well. … Continue reading loss is deep, but love is exponential