Divorce Insights

Planting Hope Where it Grows (Divorce 101)

This installment of “things it may (or may not, depending on the situation and your relationship with the person in question; please use your judgment) be helpful to say to your mid/pre/post divorce friend” will require a little unpacking. We’ve left behind, for the moment, items most likely to harm rather than help and have… Continue reading Planting Hope Where it Grows (Divorce 101)

Divorce Insights

When Trying Doesn’t Count – Divorce 101

This is something I’ve been meaning to share with you for awhile and a heartbreaking blog post shared by a lovely and similarly hurting friend this morning reminded me it was time.  One of the hardest things about going through a divorce, especially in a community that (rightly, I think) places a great deal of emphasis on… Continue reading When Trying Doesn’t Count – Divorce 101

Projects

Burn Baby Burn (Monthly Project Review )

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This project was inspired by three things:

  1. This awesome round frame I picked up at Goodwill
  2. A new pad of watercolor paper I recently picked up for the girls’ art lessons
  3. My favorite yoga-instructor-turned-rock-star

Bow down to the past
get ready
let it all burn
and let it go

Bow down to your dance
get ready
let it all burn
and let it go

Bow down to the ground
light it up, light it up
let it burn through you
and let it go
let it go

(“Fire Ceremony”, Salt and Bone)

Those lyrics have ┬ájust been begging to have a place on my wall but the right situation hasn’t come about til now. So I practiced watercolor layering and topped it off with a reminder to keep the things that help me get to the person I want to be and burn away the things that don’t.

Misc Reviews

Drinking on the Job (Monthly Misc Review PLUS a Recipe!)

I’ve had  a lovely and complex relationship with tea for as long as I can remember. Growing up, we usually had iced tea with dinner. Occasionally I would drink hot tea but it was not, as yet, my “thing”. During college I took part in a mission trip to Moldova, where we had hot tea… Continue reading Drinking on the Job (Monthly Misc Review PLUS a Recipe!)