Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spreading Positivity

Just came across this great article via Goop.  It is titled, "The Scary Power of Negative Words."

This article is just so powerful. Everyone should read it. Firstly, I am a living example of the effects negative words can have on a person.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

6 and 9

Six years old and nine years old are both significant ages in childhood. Both the 6 and 9 year olds start feeling a sense of SELF, yes, in CAPS. They are feeling, "Yes! This is ME. I am HERE." Which then translates into, "I don't have to listen to you. You should listen to me. I am HERE."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Finding my meditation

I am been trying to find my meditation for a looooooooong time now. Back in Pittsburgh about 15 years ago a friend had introduced me to Soka Gakkai, a Japanese sect (? right word) of Buddhism. I tried it out a bit but never really connected. Then in New York, I came across a Soka Gakkai center and tried again. Still, not quite there. I even got a tattoo of a lotus on my wrist to remind me to chant!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The curse of being able to sew

I actually LOVE sewing. It's like mediation to me...sort of like baking too. I can bake all day. Sometimes if I haven't sewn in a while I miss it. However, I still also view it as a curse because I'm a bit crazy.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Vanity

It makes me kind of giggle to see how soon vanity and appearances come into play in a child's life. At least in this family...this morning, dear babe was fretting over a kink in her hair. She wet it and tried to comb it down. I walked in while she was fretting and she said, "Mama, my hair is sticking up over here and I don't like it."

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Really Good Day

Yesterday was a really, really good day.

The hubs left for New York for the next few days. A school mom whom I've become friendly with texted me on Friday asking if we were doing anything on Saturday. She needed a play date for her daughter because she was going to be working.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tiger Nuts


Yes! Tiger Nuts! Love them. A friend of mine recently turned me onto Tiger nuts. These are not actually nuts, they are tubers, so if you make Tiger nut milk, it is actually a very good alternative to nut milks for those that may be allergic to nuts.