The Priority of Peace

Lao Tzu's quote, "If you are at peace, you are living in the present." Recently, quite so, I found myself contemplating the level of peace I was feeling. It can be quite a shock to the system to suddenly become aware of the copious levels of anxiety that one is living with at the first… Continue reading The Priority of Peace

Stupendous Life of Solitude and Simplicity

A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with, that's poverty, but how efficiently we can put first things first. How varied the definition of simplicity is for so many, don't you think? For the minimalist living off-grid in the depths of nature, simplicity would look far different than it might… Continue reading Stupendous Life of Solitude and Simplicity

The (Wrong) Guys you Meet (and Endure) Before Finally Figuring it Out

When I found myself widowed, overwhelmed, lost and lonely, I was very far from a place of self-awareness and understanding that would enable me to make good choices for myself concerning the people you should choose to have around you. Being suddenly disconnected from the life you'd known for many years and the profound silence… Continue reading The (Wrong) Guys you Meet (and Endure) Before Finally Figuring it Out

The Delicious Reveling in Being Alone

It took me (and is still taking by all realistic accounts) quite a long time to even begin to contemplate and comprehend being alone as a positive thing. Solitude is underrated, as we as human beings tend to flock towards being social. Terms like "close-knit neighborhood" and "cliques" and "belonging" to a book club/gym/group etc… Continue reading The Delicious Reveling in Being Alone