Monday Mantras

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

β€œHaving 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

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Furtive

Furtive is behaving secretly and quietly to avoid being noticed. Furtive originates with the Latin word fur (thief), which in turn may have originated with the Greek phōr (thief). Furtive was first used in the English language in the early 17th century and it meant "done in a way so as not to be seen".… Continue reading Word Nerd: Furtive

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Lackadaisical

Lackadaisical is a lack of care, spirit, zest, or involvement. Lackadaisical derives from the 17th century use of lackaday, which derives from the longer "alack the day". In the mid-1700s the suffix -ical was added to lackaday and thus lackadaisical was formed. Lackadaisical belongs to a lovely grouping of words that describe a lack of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Lackadaisical

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 303 ~ It’s okay if you only show up for yourself today

"It's okay if you only show up for yourself today." ~ Ella Patrice Some days you can't show up for everyone and that's fine... "It's okay if you only show up for yourself today." It's been a rough go of things for me these past few weeks. Not for any particular reason, per say, just… Continue reading Monday Mantra 303 ~ It’s okay if you only show up for yourself today

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Reverie

Reverie is a state of absent-minded, abstracted daydreaming or musing. Reverie derives from the Old French resverie (revelry) which derives from resver and rever (to wander, be delirious, to rave). Reverie is an absolutely lovely word. To fall into reverie is to be lost in a dreamy, pleasant, fanciful thoughtscape. Reverie takes daydreaming to a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Reverie

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 302 ~ You will be okay without knowing everything

"You will be okay without knowing everything." ~ Ella Patrice Overthinking is overrated... "You will be okay without knowing everything." It really is the truth, you know, that overthinking is overrated. Of course, as a habitual overthinker this does fall into the easier said than applied category. When I do pause for a moment and… Continue reading Monday Mantra 302 ~ You will be okay without knowing everything