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Intentions 2014

Intentions 2014

to expertly tease the good from everything and be done with the rest. to make gratitude my go-to emotion. to remind myself daily that self-care is not selfish. to value the work i do and not give it away. and my #1 ambition for the new year and always~to…    i vow to do all…

Sisu Is My Jam

Sisu Is My Jam

What’s sisu, you ask? “Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated as strength of will, determination, perseverance and acting rationally in the face of adversity. […] The word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action…

Gardening Your Soul

Gardening Your Soul

  Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does your garden grow? Weeds have a way of popping up everywhere, regardless of our efforts to tame them. They’re an unfortunate and inevitable part of life. Sadly, we’ve all dealt with people in life who have that invasive, choking effect on us. And yet, we sometimes feel obligated to…

An Open Letter to 2012

An Open Letter to 2012

I anxiously await all you have to offer. Your predecessors have been mostly kind and have come bearing many blessings and gifts. Yes, there have been tough times and I don’t even ask that you spare me from them this year. I had thought about asking for that, but I knew that it would set…