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Word Nerd: Fernweh

Fernweh (pronounced feirn-vay) means a longing for far-off places. Fernweh is a German word that combines fern (far) and weh (pain, misery, woe). Fernweh is that ache you can feel when you long to travel and explore distant places. Fernweh is when you miss somewhere you've never been, yet yearn for. Fernweh is a desire… Continue reading Word Nerd: Fernweh

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 296 ~ I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves." ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Happy International Women's Day... "I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves." I adore this particular quote because it so succinctly states exactly what it is that Feminists, Equal Rights Advocates, and so many… Continue reading Monday Mantra 296 ~ I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

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Word Nerd: Frabjous

Frabjous means wonderful or extraordinary. Frabjous started as a nonce word in Lewis Carrol's Jabberwocky and is most likely a combination of the words fair, fabulous, and joyous.   Frabjous was first seen and read in the Jabberwocky poem as "O frabjous day!", and indeed it 'twas since the infamous Jabberwocky had been defeated! Frabjous,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Frabjous

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 295 – When you finally learn that your behavior has more to do with your own internal struggle than others, you learn grace

"When you finally learn that your behavior has more to do with your own internal struggle than others, you learn grace." ~ Ella Patrice More often than not it's not about others, it's about you... "When you finally learn that your behavior has more to do with your own internal struggle than others, you learn… Continue reading Monday Mantra 295 – When you finally learn that your behavior has more to do with your own internal struggle than others, you learn grace

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 294 – When you finally learn that a person’s behavior has more to do with their own internal struggle than you, you learn grace

"When you finally learn that a person’s behavior has more to do with their own internal struggle than you, you learn grace." ~ Allison Aars More often than not it's not about you... "When you finally learn that a person’s behavior has more to do with their own internal struggle than you, you learn grace."… Continue reading Monday Mantra 294 – When you finally learn that a person’s behavior has more to do with their own internal struggle than you, you learn grace

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Word Nerd: Cattywampus

Cattywampus means crooked, out of alignment, sideways, crazy, askew. Cattywampus first recorded use was in 1830-1840 and it is thought to be a combination of cata (diagonally) and wampus, which derives from the Scottish wampish (to flop around). Cattywampus is also an alternate spelling of the word catawampus (askew, awry, cater-corner). Cattywampus is very much… Continue reading Word Nerd: Cattywampus