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Word Nerd: Joyance

Joyance is a joyous feeling or festivity. Joyance is an archaic term first used in the 1590's that combines joy and -ance (a quality or state in this instance). Joyance is a delightful, engaging term that means exactly what it is - a joyous, gladsome feeling. Joyance personified / that is my goal/ a sense… Continue reading Word Nerd: Joyance

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

"Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh There is one sure fire way to ease pain and heal our wounds and the wounds of the world around us... "Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion" There is so much pain and suffering and hate and ill-ease everywhere… Continue reading Monday Mantra 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

Do not fear Mercury in retrograde. It's a time to Reflect, Reconnect, Renew. quote Monday Mantra 153 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 153 – Do not fear Mercury in retrograde. It’s a time to Reflect, Reconnect, and Renew

“Do not fear Mercury in retrograde. It's a time to Reflect, Reconnect, & Renew” ~ LaWhimsy Yesterday Mercury went into retrograde and for as long as I can remember, many people seem to view this as a hugely negative, almost fearful time. Expect chaos, delays, upheavals, etc. and so forth...but is that necessarily the truth?… Continue reading Monday Mantra 153 – Do not fear Mercury in retrograde. It’s a time to Reflect, Reconnect, and Renew

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Word Nerd: Ipseity

Ipseity means selfhood or self identity. Ipseity derives from the Latin ipse (self). Ipseity is the quality and nature of being oneself. It so many words, ipseity is the quintessential element of identity. We each of us posses ipseity and can define and identify our unique individuality by our ipseity. Ipseity means self, identity, nature… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ipseity

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 75 – Start loving yourself for everything that you are.

"Stop hating yourself for everything you're not. Start loving yourself for everything that you are." ~ Unknown Have you ever listed everything that you are that is worth loving? "Stop hating yourself for everything you're not. Start loving yourself for everything that you are." So. Very. Much. This. I know how easy it is to… Continue reading Monday Mantra 75 – Start loving yourself for everything that you are.

my querencia digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Querencia

Querencia means home, a favorite spot. Querencia can also mean the part of a bullring where the bull takes its stand, however I much prefer the metaphysical concept. Querencia derives from the Spanish verb querer (to desire) which derives from the Latin quaerere (seek, gain, obtain). Combined these provide the base for the concept of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Querencia