Lavender

My first foray into essential oils was with lavender. I love the smell of it, the way it makes me feel relaxed and serene. There used to be a big lavender plant in our flowerbed that I would harvest each year...I had grown it from seed. I use the dried flower buds for baking, use … Continue reading Lavender

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Forgiveness is a Series of Choices

We all have that person in our lives, the one who lies to us or betrays us, leaving us hurt and confused.  Every time you think of that comment they made, replay the scene where they are screaming at you (possibly with obscenities) accusing you of things that are complete fabrication, or the sudden change … Continue reading Forgiveness is a Series of Choices

Spend some time saying “I like you” – Avoiding Emotional Promiscuity Part I

Why is everyone in such a rush these days to express every emotion as it is being felt? Our technologically 'advanced' society has instant access to everything. It's easy to blurt out a bunch of nonsense in an email, text or a Facebook message and hit that Send button without a second thought. But maybe … Continue reading Spend some time saying “I like you” – Avoiding Emotional Promiscuity Part I

“Weekly” Top Ten – How to Make Promises You Can Keep

I have good intentions of keeping up on the blog, of keeping up around the house, or working on other projects. I have a hard time saying 'No' to people, and often overbook my calendar. Every time I fail to meet deadlines or let someone down, I pick myself back up and vow to do … Continue reading “Weekly” Top Ten – How to Make Promises You Can Keep

Weekly Top Ten list – Who’s into whom?

Thought I'd start posting some lists of things I have found to be true. I'm hoping to keep to a top ten, but I might end up having more or less than that. This time, I'll talk about relationships. This is primarily about romantic relationships, most likely in the early phases, but sometimes we fail … Continue reading Weekly Top Ten list – Who’s into whom?