Defeated…

I have been feeling defeated lately and so I have stayed away. I try to stay optimistic; look for the silver lining; find the lessons to the problems and usually that works but lately that hasn’t been the case. In addition to feeling defeated, I also feel unheard and just a bit invisible and I…

The Curve Ball Conundrum…

Why is it when you are trying to get back to things that need to be done (in this case blogging) Life decides it is going to throw you a curve ball? This has been my conundrum since my last post. I felt great about the prospect of things slowing down, we were all settling…

Sacred Spaces

I thought I would take an opportunity to discuss designating a space in your home as a spiritual center. I do this for three reasons: First, I am still in the process of setting up my own home after my recent move (something that probably is to be ongoing until late July since it was…

Settled In…

somewhat…in our new home. The pets made it safe and sound. Utilities are connected and now so am I. The necessities are purchased and some non-essentials too (although I have been trying very hard not to make unnecessary purchases a few have slipped in). For a country to country move it went rather painlessly there…

Sabbatical…

yes, the time has come. I will be away for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Changing Continents once again and all the fun that entails. See you soon!

Stuff

I am taking a break today. I need it and I am fairly certain the pets need me to take one. I haven’t spent much time with them lately with preparation for the move and with all the people coming and going and the removal of items from their space they are a tad disconcerted….

The “Minimal” List…

The universe has this funny way of coaxing me into things that I am mentally toying with. I was ready to make some changes 4 years ago when we left Oklahoma for my partner’s new job in India. I looked at it as a clean slate scenario. I was being given the chance to downsize…

A Tale of Two Sisters…part three

I heard from my sister recently. It appears our mother told her that I was moving back. My mom has told pretty much everyone she knows…she is excited. I had not told my sister and there is a reason and I am sure that it will sound horrible….but….my sister is a drama queen, a time…

The Clutter War Continues

I think I might have just won a battle or two but the war still wages. This weekend all the extra stuff that has been accumulating the past four years came under review and was either put in a “I will think about keeping you” pile or went straight to the donation pile and the…

Some Where Between a Rock…

and a hard place you shall find me. The saga of this modern nomad’s move continues. I actually was feeling pretty exhilarated today. Donation items are actually starting to move on to new homes; freeing up space to place the items that are moving with us but aren’t necessarily being used at this time out…

Cluttered Space…Cluttered Mind

One of the battles that I seem to repeatedly wage is with clutter. Clutter it turns out is not a good thing if you are dealing with Bipolar. I personally feel it isn’t healthy for anyone, actually. So, what exactly is clutter? Clutter is a collection of things lying about in an untidy state. Sometimes…

Simple Pleasures…A Change of View

I took a tiny trip to Delhi, India to take care of some paperwork and I got back last night. I was only out of Mumbai for two nights but it feels as though I have been away for weeks. This tiny trip reminded me of how important it can be to take a break…