As I flip the calendar to August, I find I’m desperate to hold onto this last month of summer before the rush of fall (and eventually the holidays) overtakes me. It’s been a season of transition for my family and me and we want to be present in our todays, living them slowly and intentionally. With that has come a purposeful decision to spend less time in front of a screen, and more time in relationship and outdoors. Here are a dozen ways I’m going to slow down and savor this last month of my summer. I hope these ideas inspire you too!Read More
Shorter darker days, inclement weather, and keeping our credit cards and diets in check are limits of one sort or another that can make our worlds feel small in the new year. It’s in these moments that I find myself reaching for simple rituals of comfort that stir up gratitude and joy. If you struggle with these midwinter days, like I do, I hope you’ll read on as I share some winter rituals for inviting contentment and joy into your life as you wait for spring.Read More
"I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this type of activity. The type that is slow and meditative, that forces a less frenzied pace, that lends itself to prayer and meditation, that begs for an accompanying mug of something warm and comforting while soft music plays. Had it really been that long since I’d given myself time like this? It had!
"What started out as a gift for someone else had become a gift to me."Read More
Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, enjoying Thoughtful Stitch Kit™ doesn’t have to look the same for everyone. Here are five ways you can use these DIY embroidery kits to reconnect with yourself and others.Read More
How do you stay present during the Christmas season? This month’s calendar features an Advent message, plus I share some resources I’m enjoying as I look toward the celebration of Christ’s birth.Read More