Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 278 – Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy

"Don't ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert We are all a little weird here... "Don't ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy." Weird is defined as of strange or extraordinary character or strikingly odd or… Continue reading Monday Mantra 278 – Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy

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Word Nerd: Cachinnate

Cachinnate means to laugh loudly or immoderately. Cachinnate originates with the Latin cachinnāre (to laugh boisterously, guffaw) and it's a word of imitative origin modeled after the sound of laughter. Cachinnate is similar to other imitative origin words about laughter that include khakha, which is Proto-Indo-European in origin, kachazzen, which is Old High German, kachazein,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Cachinnate

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 277 – The words you speak become the house you live in

"The words you speak become the house you live in.” ~ Hafiz What kind of house do you wish to reside in and call your own? "The words you speak become the house you live in." There is such beautiful truth to this quote. The kind of truth that once heard is impossible to ignore.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 277 – The words you speak become the house you live in

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Word Nerd: Ante Mortem

Ante Mortem means before death. Ante Mortem (sometimes antemortem) is derived from the Latin ante (before) and mortem mors (death). Ante Mortem is not necessarily morbid, it's more of a reminder of the time before death when life is still present and aware. Autumn is truly a season of ante mortem since it is the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ante Mortem

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 276 – The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air…

"The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” ~ Laura Jaworski And so the cycle rounds again, like clockwork, in a circle, a continuous pattern... "The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air." The seasonal shift is upon us once more as the cycle of nature continues it's yearly turns, sliding… Continue reading Monday Mantra 276 – The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air…

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Word Nerd: Friluftliv

Friluftliv (pronounced free-loofts-leave) is a Scandinavian word that translates literally as free-air life. Friluftliv was coined by the Norwegian poet Henrik Ibsen in his poem "On The Heights" in 1859. Friluftliv is a philosophical notion that broadly describes how a strong connection to nature unlocks a personal sense of vitality and freedom. For most Norwegians,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Friluftliv