Baking Stories, Weekly Intentions

I have a NEW love!

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ― Maya Angelou When this pandemic hit and things first shut down here in Florida, my family and I were very careful not to go to any shops unless absolutely necessary. This included the grocery shop.… Continue reading I have a NEW love!

Weekly Intentions

What Day Is It?

The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost My job is considered essential. I work for a group of ophthalmologists and have been required to go into the clinic ever since my self-quarantine ended. And because of having to leave the house for work, I do know what day it is. Though I… Continue reading What Day Is It?

Mindfulness

YOU are the Puzzle Piece You’re Looking for

"Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one's being, but by integration of the contraries."- C. G. Jung I've received messages from friends and have read posts and articles online over the past few days that have been extremely helpful. Because despite all of the "in this together", "hope for the best",… Continue reading YOU are the Puzzle Piece You’re Looking for

Journaling, Weekly Intentions

Coronavirus Diaries, day 27

“May I live like the lotus at ease in the muddy water.”- unknown Hi everyone! How are you all doing?? It’s day 27 since my return from NYC and day 24 since the start of my self-quarantine. I am back at work since I’m no longer symptomatic, but I tell you it’s exhausting. Being back… Continue reading Coronavirus Diaries, day 27

Poetry Project

willow

In the still of the morning I see your beauty. You dress in leaf after leaf when just two weeks ago you were but bare, wispy limbs, blowing in the wind. I wondered if you'd come back, or had you gone for good? But you are a faithful friend and a soulful being, you awoke… Continue reading willow

Weekly Intentions

Day 13 of this Floridian’s Quarantine

How's everyone doing? I'm doing okay. I have moments of sadness and anxiety, then step outside and see the bright blue sky and new leaves on the trees and wonder HOW ON EARTH IS THERE A PANDEMIC GOING ON RIGHT NOW?! Fortunately I CAN go outside... many people around the world are stuck inside their… Continue reading Day 13 of this Floridian’s Quarantine

Weekly Intentions

You'll be okay. We'll be okay.

I want to run, I want to hideI want to tear down the walls that hold me insideI wanna reach out and touch the flameWhere the streets have no name- U2 I don't know why but when I think of the duality of emotions I'm feeling currently, this song by U2 comes to mind. "I… Continue reading You'll be okay. We'll be okay.

Baking Stories, Journaling, Simply Photography

Oh, if only I could bake right now!

...I want to bake. So bad! But I'm self-quarantining due to not feeling so hot. I honestly think it's a cold I picked up from my daughter (she's well now), but right now we can't be too sure or too safe. Especially after my recent trip to NYC... just taking extra precautions, staying home, and… Continue reading Oh, if only I could bake right now!

Weekly Intentions

Finding Good in Uncertain Times

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson It's a good time to hibernate. I love my weekends of hibernation, especially in the winter months when the weather is cold, the sun doesn't shine as bright, and… Continue reading Finding Good in Uncertain Times