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Topic ~ Caregiving


We Feel Because We Are Alive

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   This morning the words "como se siente" came into my head. I had barely opened my eyes to greet the day. A good time indeed to get my attention before my head clutters with other news of the day. What is curious about this phrase is...

How Big Are Your Dreams?

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   I knew that I wanted to do this exact post today before today even began. I can't tell you where I got the notion it wanted to be written, but somewhere. I can only presume, the universe decided long before the idea even came to me....

Here. Present. Listening.

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   We are well past the middle of this month-long #31daysofselfcare2018 journey. By reading the posts each day and doing the exercises, we've had an opportunity to really take this self-care idea seriously. Taking notes and reflecting...

Topic ~ Human Trafficking


The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...

Topic ~ Food


Strawberry Sensation Smoothie

Summer feels like it’s finally coming to Maine. We need rain, but I am thoroughly enjoying the perfect breezes combined with sunshine and cloudless skies. Live in the moment, right? Why waste a good day wishing it were something else. Thoughts of summer have me...

Compassion in a Bake-and-Take Casserole

It’s funny the things you remember and what brings them to mind. This morning I went out to fill the bird feeders and have my coffee. The air was filled with the sensual smell of cherry blossoms breaking open in the quiet morning air. As it enveloped me, I was taken...

24 Signs You Are a Good Cook

Big news! It took forever, but I finally finished reading “Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality.” It was worth reading, but I could give the author, Alice P. Julier some advice on cutting to the chase. Stop beating a dead horse. And other phrases for...

Topic ~ Spiritual


Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...

Release Limiting Beliefs

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018 Release! This may be my favorite word for January 2018.  I began the year releasing a toxic area of my life and that in turn allowed all kinds of happy healing. You see, I strongly believe that "happy" is something we are. When we...

Topic ~ Building Community


Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...

Release Limiting Beliefs

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018 Release! This may be my favorite word for January 2018.  I began the year releasing a toxic area of my life and that in turn allowed all kinds of happy healing. You see, I strongly believe that "happy" is something we are. When we...