Wellness / Self-care

Wellness / Self-care

I’ve hit that point again.. There's a very distinct feeling and moment at which I begin to realize I'm starting to feel drained.  It's like the moment you're driving along and the orange gas light pops on to let you know you're getting close to empty, getting close to needing a fill.  That's me, in this moment.  Self care is easily forgettable.  For me when life gets busy, our social calendar is filled up, there are people who demand attention and care, it's spring and I'm feeling the urgency of newness, needing to get the garden cleaned up and vegetable seed orders placed, taxes, main floor ceilings that needs to be repainted - life.  And it's a balance of the thrill of knowing I'm running on empty and pushing the limits, while also being aware that I'm about to hit a wall and be empty, stranded on the side of the road when it's not fun or thrilling anymore.  

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Weekend Scene // Brunch Date

Weekend Scene // Brunch Date

One of the things James and I talked a lot about going into this year was that we felt strongly that we wanted to make time to go on dates.  The last few years we focused our attention on finding connection with other humans and couples.  It was something we were intentional about doing.  We felt as though we wanted to find real, deep connection, genuine community, and just good human beings to do life alongside.  This year as we began reviewing the last few years and what we'd accomplished and where we were at we realized that we are surrounded with that good connection and have gotten to know and befriend the best of the best in the last couple of years.  We feel very fulfilled in that area and so moving into this year it's less about finding that connection and more about enriching the relationships we have, including our own.

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Routine

Routine

The other day I caught myself wishing time away.  Because transition into anything can be uncomfortable and uncertain.  Even though transitioning into a new year feels in a lot of ways like forward motion in others it can feel like moving forward only to settle back into routine.  For me it's equally exciting and difficult.   I think routine is super important but I crave change to happen quickly and am not great at being patient.  There's an energy of inspiration, newness and change in the air this time of year and yet living in such a cold climate almost forces waiting. So, this week has been a lot of uncomfortable transition, and settling into routine.

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2017

2017

2017 and it feels so right.  Entering into a New Year has become a process and ritual for us.  There's a lot of journaling, dreaming, evaluating, planning, discussing and intention that goes into the last days of December and the first days of January.  The only parameter we put around goal setting is this:  Have a vision that's bigger than our resources.  

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Cheers // Christmas + 2017

Cheers // Christmas + 2017

I know I'm not the only one to feel like Christmas/December has flown by this year.  It's been a busy, cold, and at times exhausting month but we've made it!  I LOVE this season, but have always felt like the build up is the best part.  Most years by the time December 25th arrives I feel so disappointed to have to consider putting away the ornaments and records until next year.  This year feels different.  I think it has to do with looking ahead.  2016 was quite a year.  It was full of the most wonderful moments and yet, was raw, and scary, and unpredictable.

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