How to Slow Down: Lent

On this Shrove (Fat) Tuesday, many people are  preparing for Lent. That may look like picking up your favorite pastry, a Paczki. Or attending a pancake supper, or enjoying some other delicious food, because that is what you do the day before Ash Wednesday. (Or if you are in New Orleans, you have been partying all … [Read more…]

How to Slow Down: Boil Water

Wait, what? Yes, that’s what I said. One way to slow down is to boil water. Let me explain further. We live in an advanced age where we have ready-made food and drinks at our finger tips in restaurants, drive thrus and in our own kitchens with fancy, quick appliances. I surely do appreciate these … [Read more…]

How to Slow Down: Be Present

I’ve traveled a lot these last few weeks and it has given me many opportunities to slow down. That may sound odd, considering traveling involves making scheduled flights and being certain places at certain times. But traveling also allows for opportunities to be present in the midst of movement. For example, what do you do at … [Read more…]

How to Slow Down: Gospel Rest

  Today I begin a series on how to slow down. One of my goals for 2015 is to follow this mantra through various avenues. Living on the East Coast, I have no control of slowing down the pace. However, I can make choices in my own life that help me to avoid busyness and … [Read more…]

Quality not Quantity

  I have three goals for 2015. These are probably the most realistic and exciting goals I could shoot for.  Not really related to my health or work, but focused on myself and being a more complete, content person.  Quality, not Quantity. While there is nothing wrong with resolutions, like in the image above, as many … [Read more…]

Life

Life: Four simple letters make for a powerful word and the meaning behind it. Precious. Fleeting. Full. Priceless. Worthy.   I have been going back and forth about whether or not to speak on the most recent news of the woman, who was just mere weeks from her 30th birthday (just two days before mine), … [Read more…]

Absence makes the thought last longer

It has been quite some time since I have been in a regular blogging routine. I could share excuses, but there really is no one I must answer to, except myself. Writing for me is how I process, so you can imagine how many thoughts have been swirling around in my head for much longer … [Read more…]