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Word Nerd: Anadem

Anadem is a wreath or a garland for the head. Anadem is an archaic word first used around 1598 that derives from the Greek anadēma which is a combination of anadein (to wreath) and ana- +dein (to bind). Anadem is an incredibly rare word in these modern times, though with the popularity of flower crowns… Continue reading Word Nerd: Anadem

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 299 ~ To find yourself, think for yourself

"To find yourself, think for yourself." ~ Socrates Feeling lost and ungrounded from yourself? Here's some guidance... "To find yourself, think for yourself." Too often you can feel adrift, lost not only in life, but in yourself. It's an unmoored, ungrounded feeling, as though you've become a stranger to who you are. There is a… Continue reading Monday Mantra 299 ~ To find yourself, think for yourself

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Word Nerd: Vernorexia

Vernorexia is the feeling of romance that comes with the arrival of springtime. Vernorexia is derived from vernal (of or relating to the spring) and -orexia (desire or appetite as specified by the initial element). Vernorexia (pronounced virn-O-rex-se-ya) is a very newly created word so far as I can tell. I stumbled upon it via… Continue reading Word Nerd: Vernorexia

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Word Nerd: Ombrifuge

Ombrifuge is something that provides protection from the rain; specifically an umbrella. Ombrifuge derives from ombro (indicating rain) - and ombro is from the Greek ombros (shower of rain) - and fuge (expelling or dispelling either a specified thing or in a specified way) - and fuge derives from the Latin fugare(cause to flee). Ombrifuge… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ombrifuge

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 298 ~ If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain…

"If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain" ~ Emily Dickinson How are you choosing to live your life... "If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain." This aching beautiful quote of Emily Dickinson's comes from a poem that reads... If I can… Continue reading Monday Mantra 298 ~ If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain…

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Word Nerd: Sláinte

Slainte means health in Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Sláinte is derived from the old Irish slán (safe or healthy) and the suffix tu .FYI, slán also means advantageous and can also be linked to the Latin salus (health) and the German selig (blessed), neat, huh?! Sláinte is pronounced like slawn-che and it's most commonly used… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sláinte