Incense: Not Just For Hippies Anymore

Incense has been around for centuries. It started out as burning resin or throwing different stuff into a fire pit. Now it can be found in head shops, record stores and dollar stores everywhere. Incense comes in cones, sticks and resin. I prefer to use incense sticks just because that is the most common, easy... Continue Reading →

My Sophia

This is "little" Sophia.  (Circa 2004) My cat, Sophia, passed away early Monday morning. She was very old, and had several health problems (hyperthyroid, UTI, weight loss, a heart murmur, ear infections) for about 2 years and her little body just couldn't recover from this last bout. She was so skinny and her body wasn't... Continue Reading →

Just Let It Happen

It is nearing midterms at the university where I work and I've had a few students come talk to me about how stressed they are. It's usually not just one thing that is stressing you out--it's everything. The other day, I was talking to a student and things were just so overwhelming for her.  So, I... Continue Reading →

Treat Yourself

I think it is important to have a couple ways to treat yourself.  Sometimes they help me get through the week.  Here are 10 of mine: 1. Taking a nice long bubble bath. 2. Buying yummy coffee or tea. 3. Going out to see a movie. 4. Doughnuts.  Mmmmmm.  Doughnuts. 5. Buying cute underwear.  Yup. ... Continue Reading →

That Time I Found $100

If you don't know what the law of attraction is, here is a quick run-down. Basically, what you think about, negative or positive, you attract. If you focus and ask for something, you get it--in some form or another. Sounds cheesy and New Age, but it is what it is. I have a little story... Continue Reading →

Fairies & 5-Year-Olds

When my nephew was five.  He was very inquisitive and asked me a lot of questions.  Most of the time, when I didn't know the answer for something, or the answer was a little too grown-up for him, I'd just make up a story. For example, that summer, at my sister's wedding, there were some mushrooms... Continue Reading →

Soulmates

So, I've been hearing a lot about soulmates lately.  Yesterday I was having a conversation with someone and they were telling me about how they were venting to their trainer at the gym about work, stress, and the usual everyday crap.  The trainer put his hand on this person's shoulder and said, "I just think... Continue Reading →

Living The Dream

I recently heard the classic song "Imagine" by John Lennon and I thought to myself, "If there was a song that described my life philosophy, it's totally this one." Imagine all the people / Living for today Right now I am going to get all new age-y on you: Mindfulness WORKS. What is mindfulness, you... Continue Reading →

Glare Face

  Setting:  My sister's house--the bedroom and hallway. Me:  [Walking past my sister's bedroom.  She glares at me.]  What's wrong with you? Sister:  [She smiles and her glare disappears.]  Nothing. Me:  Why were you just glaring at me then? Sister:  I wasn't.  I just have a "glare face". Me:  A what?! Sister:  A "glare face".... Continue Reading →

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