Did you know that we are born with only two fears? A fear of falling. And a fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned by association and identification. What are you afraid of? For many people the obvious answers would be spiders, snakes and dark alleys. Let’s face it: these are things that [...]
Spring has supposedly sprung. The clock has moved forward and the calendar already announced the first day of Spring, yet behind the walls of my house I wait. By the end of February, I am usually crawling out of my skin, anticipating stormy days and crisp fresh air, which inevitably brings sunny skies and new [...]
For as many years as I remember, I’ve been sharing with the readers of All Things Girl my personal focus for the year. The discarding of resolutions in favor of choosing a theme for my year is like creating my own personal compass – the words are there to guide me as I make decisions [...]
Maybe my age is showing, but when I was a little girl, it wasn’t unusual to see color blocks or a back and white test image on the TV screen informing the viewers that the station was experiencing some technical difficulties. Well, up until recently, we were experiencing some technical difficulties here at All Things [...]
Nourishment. There are several levels in which I keep myself physically, spiritually and mentally healthy. I consider self-care and spiritual nourishment to be at the top of my list and tend to neglect being flexible in one area when conditions aren’t perfect. Sustenance. Last month, I scoured my cook book library for savory dinners and [...]
I’ve come to really understand that some pieces of you may never heal. It isn’t that you are flawed. What your soul is telling you is that you aren’t meant to forget every painful part of your past. Instead, you are learning to integrate who you were and where you’ve been with who you are now and where you are going.
In Debra Smouse’s “Clearing Your Brain Clutter” workshop, I wrote a letter to my 12-year-old self as part of an exercise to re-invite adventure into my life. As I shared a specific adventure I experienced as an adult with my four-eyed, clumsy, long-limbed past self, I realized that I am slowly becoming that hopeful child [...]
One of the first thoughts in my mind upon waking is that first cup of coffee. The moment I smell the tantalizing aroma, I imagine the lovely balance of acidity and body. The warmth as I pour those first drops into my favorite cup. The chemistry I perform as I add just the right amount [...]
I began replacing “resolutions” in 2007 with guiding words for focus. I chose three little words in 2007 and they changed my whole life. My world opened up. I transformed. Every year since that time, I have chosen one to three words to serve as my guiding principles for the year. My life continued to [...]
It’s the week of Thanksgiving for those of us in the States, and the one day of the year that most folks stop to ponder the things they are thankful for in their lives. I encourage you to use this time of year to consider that, just like the joy of turkey sandwiches any time, [...]
I’ve never been much of diary writer. Until I was mid-way through high school, I would stop and start diaries and journals without consistency. Then in my junior year of high school, I had a teacher who insisted upon a daily writing practice. She would occasionally do a journal check that consisted of reading random [...]
It’s impossible for me to write about courage without also acknowledging its mirror image: fear. Fear is necessary. It keeps us alive during unexpected events, like escaping a grizzly bear in the woods or extricating ourselves from a burning building. Living in fear, though, or allowing it to take over our lives can stunt your [...]
Unless you’re a teenaged girl, you may not know who our November Man of the Moment, Chaske (pronounced “Chess-kay”) Spencer, is, but chances are you’ve seen him on the cover of a magazine lately. Why? Because the Oklahoma-born, Montana-and-Idaho raised actor has joined the Twilight family as werewolf Sam Uley – sort of appropriate since [...]
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