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

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 305 ~ Summertime is Always the Best of What Might Be

"Summertime is always the best of what might be. " ~ Charles Bowden Summer in the Northern Hemisphere has arrived... "Summertime is always the best of what might be." The longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere has passed by, bringing with it thick, hot air that hangs low with a hint… Continue reading Monday Mantra 305 ~ Summertime is Always the Best of What Might Be

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 304 ~ Choose hope Choose joy Choose Love

"Choose hope. Choose joy. Choose love." ~ Ella Patrice There is always a choice... "Choose hope. Choose joy. Choose love." Life is all about choices. It's all about making decisions and taking (or not taking) action. With this in mind, think to the last choice you had. What was your prevailing attitude when you made… Continue reading Monday Mantra 304 ~ Choose hope Choose joy Choose Love

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 198 – Having boundaries is a form of self-love and self-respect

“Having boundaries is a form of self-love and self-respect.”  ~ Life Wisdom Having healthy boundaries is an essential and vital aspect of self-care... "Having boundaries is a form of self-love and self-respect" There is a certain school of thought that makes the idea of personal boundaries in relationships is unimportant or makes one off-putting and… Continue reading Monday Mantra 198 – Having boundaries is a form of self-love and self-respect