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Yup, It's Just A Cold!

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I haven't had a cold in more than two years, and sadly that good run came to an end a week and a half ago. I caught the back-to-school bug from my son. The mental fog that comes with a cold is cool. My schedule slows down, and I get to rest. My mental loop of torturous guilt, blame, and "should have done better" gets a big break. My brain is almost too fogged up to keep looping, so that's a blessing. I keep telling myself that I'm going to meditate once I'm better so that I continue the break from the judgmental chatter in my head. Let me not forget to mention that it feels incredible to have a legit excuse at the start of a cold to lay in bed once in a while without guilt because, hello?! I'm sick! I'm almost at two weeks with this cold, but the mental fog and achy body aren't all they're cut out to be, so I want to be done with it, please.

I love commiserating with my funny friend Lori who always has a witty comment to make light of our compl…

Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Quote of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Quote of the Day

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Soaringly-Brave Souls Coming Into The Arena

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Children are miracles. My kids sway my heart in surprising ways and make it overflow with love by just looking at them. Admittedly, it was much easier to see the wonder in the smiling, cuddly, loving kids that didn't talk back. Nonetheless, there are times when I have to let a cloud of irritation or discontent dissipate before I can recognize my teens again. These days, the challenge of one kid applying to college and another in Sophomore year have tested the sway in my heart.

"Rollercoaster ride" is a perfect description for this stage of life. We started by buckling our seatbelts. Did a big uphill climb that seemed to have lasted a long time, but then flew off the mountaintop at a blurring speed. Big loops, bigger loops, and back to the end of the ride, only to have our growing kids push us off the ride and go on their own. I've read great articles about how to prepare for sending kids off to college, and while good advice is helpful, my heart still feels achy. At t…