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

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

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Monday Mantra 105 – To live happily is an inward power of the soul

"To live happily is an inward power of the soul."~ Marcus Aurelius Happiness is a gift and a power... "To live happily is an inward power of the soul." Happiness is bandied about so much that, after awhile, it can almost lose a certain sense of meaning. We all want happiness, we desire to live… Continue reading Monday Mantra 105 – To live happily is an inward power of the soul

Only the ideas we live have any value. Hermann Hesse quote Monday Mantra 101 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 101 – Only the ideas we live have any value.

"Only the ideas we live have any value."~ Hermann Hesse Life is filled with ideas. They flood every bit of our very beings, however... "Only the ideas we live have any value." Ideas are excellent things to have. They are built on inspiration, idealism, and dreams. Ideas are one of the key components of life,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 101 – Only the ideas we live have any value.

Be Your Valentine Everyday digital art by LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Valentine

A Valentine is a card or message, usually amatory or sentimental but sometimes satirical or comical, or a token or gift sent by one person to another on Valentine's Day. The word Valentine (and holiday) originate from Saint Valentine and it originated as defined above sometime in the 15th century. Now I know that using… Continue reading Word Nerd: Valentine

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Word Nerd: Heliophilia

Heliophilia is the love of sunlight. Heliophilia originates from the Greek hēlios (sun) and  philia (fondness). Heliophilia and it's kin heliophile (one attracted to sunlight) are rather lovely and desired words for this time of the year. I don;t know about you but during the later part of Winter I begin to long for the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Heliophilia