Journaling

This Is Me

This is me, enjoying the shade of a tree in the middle of Cape Town’s winelands. . . For all of you who know me, you know how I love to laugh and be the center of attention at times. I love to present in front of a group (I used to be a yoga… Continue reading This Is Me

Journaling, Mindfulness, Travel

South Africa: Once Seen, Never Forgotten

They say one way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" Both of these questions went round and round in my head the entire time I was in South Africa. I knew I would love being… Continue reading South Africa: Once Seen, Never Forgotten

Journaling

What’s Inspiring Me Right Now?

Susannah Conway. Well, she's actually a "who" 🙂 and she's inspiring this very blog post. I'm taking her Blogging from the Heart course at the moment, and I love it. Every day she sends an email with info and to-dos that are quite bite-size and doable, even with an already full daily schedule. If you're looking… Continue reading What’s Inspiring Me Right Now?

Journaling, Mindfulness

A Breath Through Anxiety

Anxiety hurts. It hurts the person who struggles with it And it hurts everyone around them who are trying to help them through it. It’s like a ripple that turns into a wave Crashing down on the shoreline And taking back with it whatever it can. If you’ve ever experienced it, or know someone who… Continue reading A Breath Through Anxiety

Journaling, Mindfulness

I Can See Clearly Now

...well, almost. Almost 2 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a retina detachment. Having worked in the ophthalmology field for as long as I have, I knew exactly what was happening as the symptoms were coming on. But it wasn't until I heard it fall out of the mouth of an ophthalmologist friend that fear… Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now

Journaling

A Letter to Summer

Dear Summer,  I've sat down several times to write this letter but nothing seems to come out. Perhaps it's because I don't want to say goodbye. I've so enjoyed your sunny laziness. Your warm (ok right, downright HOT) days. Your thunderstorms and warm breezes. Your carefree weekends with all the time in the world to… Continue reading A Letter to Summer