Being a somewhat outgoing, crazy, busy mom/wife/woman/friend/coworker etc. the “noise” around me gets so loud. Sometimes life is just so dang noisy. Not to mention all of the shouting that goes on inside my head “why did you do this?” “why didn’t you do this” “do you think that was ok” blah blah blah. This week our challenge is to shut it all down and LISTEN. This week I challenge you to … [Read more...] about Week 3 ~ Connect through listening
Now that we are on our way to 15 weeks of feeling blessed (not stressed) I can reveal our theme. This year’s theme is “CONNECT”. Even though we are the most connected social community in history, we still find ourselves feeling disconnected, stressed out and sometimes all alone. Which is why I felt motivated to introduce the theme of CONNECTing. Over the next 14 weeks I hope to … [Read more...] about Week 2 ~ Connecting through Sight
I decided it was time to unplug from EVERYTHINIG for a while to just feel reconnected to ME and MY world. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday I signed off of Facebook, instagram, twitter (which to be honest I still don’t understand!) snapchat, words with friends, Netflix and my tv. My goal was simple.... UNPLUG my life to RECHARGE my soul... I find that so often we can fall into the trap of comparing … [Read more...] about Results of my week long media fast.
So, today at 5 p.m. I will begin a week long MEDIA FAST... This means NO facebook. NO instagram. NO Words with friends. NO snapchat. No twitter. NO TV. NO netflix...etc OH. MY. Goodness. Part of me feels a slight panic as I prepare for this and part of me feels an overwhelming sense of freedom and lightness. I'm not going to lie... I LOVE social media. I do. I love all the … [Read more...] about ONE Week Media Fast!….and Go….
Growing up in a big Italian, Catholic family we would always talk about what we were going to "give up" for lent. Each year I would try my best to give up... chocolate (nah, didn't work), bread (darn, it was hard) and all sorts of other things. As I got older and started in the Presbyterian church, I learned that instead of giving up things, I could add special things to my 40 days... But I … [Read more...] about How I spent 40 days of lent
Week 5 ~ Look at your life as if it’s the first time you've seen it or the last time you’ll ever see it… Does this sound daunting? I can’t remember where I heard or saw a statement similar to this, but it stuck with me. I thought about how much we take for granted in our lives. Our pretty houses, or pretty neighborhoods, or soft beds, or fast cars, or gosh.. the list goes on and on. So … [Read more...] about Week 5 ~ Throughout your day, stop and be AHHHmazed
I spend a lot of time talking about being PRESENT; especially as a mom. The idea of being in the MOMent has never meant so much to me as a mom as it does right this minute... When my kids were little, I mean like diapers-and-naps- little, women would always approach me and say, "Oh dearie, enJOY this MOMent... it goes by so fast." Many times I would look at them and be like... REALLY? … [Read more...] about Never so important as it is TODAY