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    Practicing Gentle.

    This week I’m participating in Michelle GD’s Intention for 7 offering. Yesterday morning, I said Yes! to “gentle” with the intention of being kinder, softer, gentler with myself, and with Marc, during this period of healing. I traded emails with a few of y’all early last week about my “boot break” (aka “boot camp”) plans – sewing, knitting, reading, cooking, modified mat routines, daily blogging, …. It started out great – I sewed an outfit, finished a great linen accessory and two amazing books, started a test knit for one of my favorite designers, enjoyed delicious lunches (thanks to Lauren and my mom), made calcium rich smoothies … but on Sunday,…

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    Think Write Thursday | Thoughts at Mid-Year.

    this morning’s journal time This week’s Think Write Thursday topic is to “consider what it means to be at the halfway point of the year. Did you state some intentions for 2017? If so, check in on them and give us an update. If you didn’t state any intentions then maybe you could tell us what you think so far about 2017 or perhaps you’d like to set some intentions for the second half of the year. Whatever you decide, however you approach this topic, regale us with your words!” I did state intentions for 2017 – way back on January 5, which honestly seems like a lot longer than…

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    More and Less | March 2017.

    Instead of sharing little updates about all of my intentions, this month I’m going to dive deep into just one. In last month’s recap, I mentioned a “new practice” around mindfulness. With a huge debt of gratitude to Kat (first her beautiful inspiration and then a chain of emails full of great advice!), I started daily stitching in February. My “plan” when I started last month (and wow, was February 1 really only 57 days ago?!) was a monthly journal. I cut a piece of linen, acquired a dozen or so balls of size 8 perle cotton and dove in. February 6 It took less than a week … and I stalled…

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    More and Less | February 2017.

    from Sunday’s morning walk Continuing with the more/less framework I began last month, here’s a look at right now in my world. more gratitude. enjoying Michelle GD’s monthly notes, blog and Instagram feed. her #tinytinymoments posts remind me that gratitude doesn’t have to be hard. more mindfulness. I’m 27 days into a new practice that I’m almost ready to share with y’all. more exploring. following links one morning last week, I landed on a free 21-day pilates trial. part exploring, part curiosity and perhaps part yoga … I’m looking forward to it! more connecting. I did a pretty decent job of daily letters this month and have been especially delighted with…

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    More and Less | January 2017.

    from Saturday’s morning walk I’m taking a different approach to Currents this year.  Instead of documenting what’s going on with a list of -ing words, I’m going to frame the update with my intentions for 2017. Hopefully making that a monthly practice will help me keep those More/Less ideas top of mind … and get back to a habit of Currents posts. more gratitude. This has been a challenge. There are still lots of good things in my life, but I’m getting bogged down by the not-so-good. I need to practice being grateful for all the things. more mindfulness. With a huge thank you to Kat for the recommendation, I ordered…

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    Welcome 2017 | Light.

    I didn’t intend to choose a word for 2017. In fact, I was determined not to, because I didn’t want to set myself up for another year to be disappointed about not following through. But right before Christmas, I started to feel the word light tapping on my shoulder and suggesting – ever so sweetly – that it might be a good choice. I kept seeing light pop up in things I was reading (my Advent devotion has been a collection of readings titled Watch for the Light) and seeing online. First, Brian Andreas published Your Light: Let me say this clearly because it is time to remember. You are always…