Monday Mantras

Far and Away: A Brief Hiatus from the Status Quo

Melting Inside and Out ~ A Digital Art Collage by Ella Patrice So things for me have been a bit off-kilter and to be perfectly honest - rough. As it may have been noticed, posting here has been erratic at best and I figured that instead of trying and falling short it would be best to… Continue reading Far and Away: A Brief Hiatus from the Status Quo

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 308 ~ ​Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today…

"​Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Hope is the secret to getting to the other side of anything... "Hope is important because it can make the present moment less… Continue reading Monday Mantra 308 ~ ​Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today…

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 307 ~ ​The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously…

"​The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously." ~ Nietzsche Life is chock-full of secrets and this is no exception... "​The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously." Living dangerously can mean a wide variety of things.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 307 ~ ​The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously…

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 306 ~ ​And some days life is just hard. And some days are just rough. And some days you just gotta cry before you move forward. And all of that is okay…

"​And some days life is just hard. And some days are just rough. And some days you just gotta cry before you move forward. And all of that is okay." ~ Unknown Bad times happen and however you manage (or not) is okay... "​And some days life is just hard. And some days are just… Continue reading Monday Mantra 306 ~ ​And some days life is just hard. And some days are just rough. And some days you just gotta cry before you move forward. And all of that is okay…

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Xyst

Xyst is a covered portico, as a promenade (in ancient Greek and Roman architecture) or a garden walk planted with trees (in an ancient Roman villa). Xyst (pronounced zist) first started being used around 1655 or so and derives from the Latin xystus (garden terrace/shaded walk) and the Greek xystós (a covered colonnade). Xyst, besides… Continue reading Word Nerd: Xyst

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Sough

Sough as a verb means to moan, murmur, or sigh, while Sough as a noun means a sighing, rustling, or murmuring sound. Sough originates with the Old English swōgan (to make a noise), which is kin to the Gothic gaswogjan (to groan). Sough is one of those absolutely lovely descriptive words that I feel should… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sough