this, that & these

 

 

 

 

this sunset

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that sea air

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these friends

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Gradually

I am beginning to feel lighter again.

And for that,

I am very grateful.

Happy Easter, friends.

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Don’t worry about losing your way. If you do, pain will remind you to find your path again. Joy will let you know when you are back on it.~Martha Beck

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For whatever reason, I’ve lost my way this week. (So soon after your amazing, lucky Irish adventure, you ask? Yes, I know… I know.)

It’s been a tough one. A few fun gatherings have happened, some good things are falling into place, the flowers have popped, the sun has shone, and yet…Yet.

I’ve just felt off (physically and mentally). I’ve been swimming upstream—fighting the current, fighting myself, fighting what is. It’s been absolutely exhausting.

So I’ve gone back to my arsenal—yoga, family, amazing friends, long emails and phone chats full of wise & patient counsel, long walks, culture doses, healthy eating, brainless trash TV, the sage words (read and re-read) of some of my favorite bloggers and authors. I’m getting there. I’m surfacing. I’m looking more at the root of it all—which is hard. I guess we just have to believe that each time we dive a little deeper into the dark, we’ll emerge a little higher into the light— more in line with where we ultimately want to be.

The ebbs and flows, eh?

Here’s something/someone who never fails to bring me joy:)

 

inspiration

Can you tell I’m digging all these words this week?

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Reigning in

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“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda

Got any good tips on controlling one’s thoughts? At certain times I’m so good at this…at others times, I’m so crap.  I’m all ears.

Watching words

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All of Us

All of Us

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An Irish Dream

 

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It nearly feels like I dreamt it all.

More soon. For now, my jetlagged brain is still processing.

Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day, friends!

An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

 

On the Go

This weekend I partook in an overnight clam-digging adventure in Westport, WA (it was awesome!), and tomorrow I’m en route to Dublin (via NYC). Exciting!! Things are on the go, and it feels good.

What’s keeping you on the move these days?

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“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
– Chinese Proverb

 

 

Our stories

Our stories

A great reminder.

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Luck o’ the Irish

Often, life is zany. Unpredictable. Just wild.

In some ways, I haven’t been feeling the luckiest recently (on the frustratingly slow work front, for example); in other ways, I couldn’t feel luckier (like the incredible outpouring of love  and generosity I felt on my birthday this past Sunday).

But the wildest stroke of random “luck” to come my way this past week??

Next Wednesday, I’m going to Ireland! For St. Patrick’s Day! (And walking in the parade!)

For those who don’t know, I LOVE IRELAND.

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Long story short: My friend’s dad entered a contest. He won. (Seriously, who ever actually wins these things?? I thought that only happened in movies, to be honest.) He doesn’t want to go. She does. She invited me to accompany her. How could I say no?

Sometimes, life is really, really funny. Expect the unexpected, as they say.

Cheers, friends!

**”Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.”
– Danny Kaye**

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