This has been a strange two weeks for me. My son went to camp for the first time on his own. The past two years he has been to the same fine arts camp he is at now but his sister has always been on the same campus. It was always comforting to me have her there just in case something happened.
My son has Autism. He has done very well at this camp and I have always been impressed by how his cabin counselors and unit director have spoken to me ahead of time to find out exactly how to help him succeed at camp. This year was no different. We talked about giving my son two choices to help him move on if he gets stuck on something or how to let him know he needs to take a break from a situation without making him feel defensive…
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Re logged from Whole and Hearty Happy Blog… Just a mom on a journey!
Just a mom on a journey to wellness.
I myself fell in love with Stars Hollow and it’s residents long ago!
I cannot resist their charm! ❤️❤️ Not to mention Luke’s COFFEE!
I have recently taken advantage of the fact that some wonderful human being decided to put all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, while also adding a more recent follow-up series Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. I always loved the simplistic beauty of life in Stars Hollow, but had forgotten just how much this show had captured my heart. And not just Gilmore Girls, but all of the other turn-of-the-century shows that I grew up watching. Boy Meets World, Full House, Dawson’s Creek, Charmed, Fresh Prince, Saved by the Bell, Friends, Sabrina, That 70’s Show…
Be still my heart.
While laid back watching the start of Season 2, snuggled up in my robe, wearing fluffy socks & sipping hot coffee, I found myself daydreaming. Daydreaming of what it would be like to find myself at an unclothed table, ordering coffee at Luke’s, while admiring the newly painted…
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I was doing some deep soul searching about how I am handling
what life is giving me. Even wondering if it is identifiable at this point?
What do I do with my uncertainties?
How do I cope, when I want to hide?
Transformation; whether it silently arrives much
like a summer’s soft evening breeze, that barely rustles the leaves
and gently caresses my cheek,
Or MORE like a herd of elephants, trampling everything, once familiar,
that lies in it’s path…BAM! BAM! It is here! DEAL WITH IT!!
Though the arrival is completely different, both are a metamorphosis.
They are an opportunity.
We can fight or we can accept.
If it feels right go for it.
If it feels uncomfortable, yet is not dangerous to our health
Or true well being, then why not give it a chance.
As if we truly have a choice…
The only choice I see, is whether or not I choose to
go kicking and scratching or remain calm
and see what happens.
Today is a new day… What will you do with your opportunities?
What shall I do??
I will take one small step forward and continue on…
Won’t you join me?
Kind Regards and pondering – K
Do This, DON’T DO THAT
Can’t you read the signs?”
It’s been an emotional week. I’m
Not exactly sure why. I’ve been tired,
dragging, tearing up at the littlest thing.
I have made some life changes.
It has been an emotional experience the
Last few months.
Perhaps this path I’ve chosen
Holds a lot of unknowns.
Funny how things happen, that seem random, but when you look deeper, they are connected.
Today, walking my neighbors dogs,
In my path, there it was.
A long sleek shiny perfect black feather. Hmmmm…
“Siri, what does it mean when you find a black feather ?”
Black Feather MeaningThe following is an excerpt from The Meaning of Feathers chapter – Black Feather Meaning – Available NOW through Amazon HERE
A healing is taking place. Your body has felt depleted of energy the last few days, and this gifting is to show you that your thoughts and prayers are being answered. Have faith and trust that you have been heard. A new adventure is on the horizon. You are being guided to let go of past hurts from an old friend. The energy of forgiveness is needed for you to move on. Forgive and let go. Allow the energy of healing to surround you. Breathe in new energy. Breathe out the past.
Affirmation: “I am surrounded each day with positive energy. Positive energy surrounds me and permeates from me. I give out good vibes and I get back good vibes. My body and mind are completely healed”.
You are being healed on every level of the body, mind and soul. Your energy is being heightened and a much needed healing has taken place. You are being asked to let go and let God, Universe, Spirit to lead you now where you need to be. You have done enough. It is time now for you to be looked after. Have faith that that is happening. Let go of the need to control life. Be at peace.
Affirmation: “I am filled with a peaceful energy. With every breath I take I trust and have faith in the Universe, God, Spirit. The Universe, God, Spirit guides me to the place of love and healing. I love my life and am so blessed and grateful for each and every day. I am alive with life and life is alive through me”.
Kind Regards and
feeling grateful- K
Source: Young at Heart…Prompt
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
In my own mind,
Seeing what was,
Fearing what might be,
Conjuring scenarios of what ifs,
When I should be living”. -K
When I am; writing,
Researching or thinking of
What I can do
To help you continue
Your path forward
My heart and mind
Stop being chaotic.
I find my inner peace.
What do YOU do to
Quiet your racing thoughts?
Kind Regards and
feeling inquisitive- K
Just a dog?
Dogs on Duty?
“The Veterans Administration only recognizes service dogs for veterans with sight, hearing or mobility issues.
A study is being conducted by the Veterans Administration to validate veterans with PTSD can benefit from service dogs. We have directly witnessed the benefits a service dog can give to a veteran with these disabilities.
In fact, there may be a direct link to the benefits of service dogs and the prevention of suicide in the veteran population.”- quoted from https://www.soldieronservicedogs.org/
Furry friends, pets, hairy children.
No matter what you call them
They walk with us, endure, comfort,
No matter where our lives go,
They are our constant.
The purest form of
Love, perhaps only
the mother and child
bond have a stronger connection.
We have been side by side for just over 10 years.
My buddy, my partner, my cheerleader and my friend – Chief.
Just a dog? No way!
My BEST Friend.
Kind Regards and RUFF – K
Source: Mother’s Day 2017
I hate platitudes. You know those annoying statements people say to make you feel better about a situation. I come from a line of women who live long lives, into their eighties and nineties. Based on that kind of lineage, I anticipate a long life too. I’d prefer to be one of those women who age gracefully (whatever the heck that means).
My mother, a proud woman, wore her crown of white hair and the wrinkles on her face with pride. Coloring her hair would have been an insult. “I earned every one of these gray hairs raising six kids, ” she said, more times than I can count. Never at a loss for words, Mother had quite a few trite statements and tiresome clichés in her repertoire of advice. None of which prepared me for the grim reality of aging. I would’ve preferred the truth.
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“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ” -George S. Patton
“When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. “-Edmond Mbiaka
Kind Regards – K
Photography compliments of LGB
Look for him as bgage on Viewbug
Photo of LGB compliments of K 😆
Took a trip up to the beloved “off the wifi grid”,
Mt Holly, VT over the weekend.
Haven’t made the trip since last August, (2016).
When it comes to a new season, due to it’s elevation,
this area runs about two weeks behind the lower valley.
Spring really is coming!
If you look closely, you can see it is
on the way.
New buds, bright green sprouts of
grass and other hints
in sunny areas, even though
there is still
snow along some of
the backwood trails.
For me this means – HOPE!
Nature has a way of
Reminding me of what
Is truly important.
Peace within myself.
Sharing a smile with a friend.
Photography compliments of
Both K AND LGB!
Pssst I shot the porcupine!
Kind Regards and wishing
Each of you
Health, Love, Contentment, Joy
Along with Wealth and Success -K
a WONDERFUL REBLOG FROM THOUGHTSNLIFEBLOG!! ❤
Thoughts are the creations of the mind. What we repeatedly think creates a habit. What we read feeds our mind and creates thoughts. Thoughts are the food for the mind.
So what habits are we creating with our thinking? Is it that we constantly have good thoughts in our mind, are we constantly peaceful, are we constantly upset or are we in a constant mood?
It is so important to have fresh food for you mind every single day. A fresh positive thought every day, a motto or a mantra will help you stay peaceful and happy all day. All you have to do is remind yourself of it. Always, go out of your way to create the habit of positive thinking every day (I share various thoughts on Instagram almost daily). Then you will feel that life is not so hard. Read positive thoughts, listen and watch programs that make you happy, that give a deeper meaning to life.
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