Tag Archives: DIY Zen

Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Until recently, when asked how things were in my life, I’d say (only one quarter in jest): “Oh, you know, circling the drain.” This has been a knee jerk response for several years now, revealing either a very clogged drain, … Continue reading

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Revving Up to Sixty

Twenty years ago I could’ve been one of those people with a T-shirt that said “Oops! I forgot to have a baby!”  (Now it would read “I forgot to have grandkids.”) I am sitting in my favorite writing spot–on my … Continue reading

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Choosing White

I tend to see things in black and white. Perfectionists do that. Yesterday was May 1, May Day, the ideal day for making new promises to myself. I had already begun a 30-day Yoga Journey on April 25,  a perfect … Continue reading

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Making A Point

“I can’t seem to face up to the facts. I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax.”* I’m at the point where my care and concern about the outcome of this election is wreaking havoc with whatever peace of mind … Continue reading

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September’s Veil

That “back to school” energy I normally experience each September was hijacked eleven years ago, along with two planes that flew into the World Trade Center. As the anniversary approaches, a veil falls and I slow down to a point … Continue reading

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BarnZen Resolve

For an entire month I had next to no internet access, by both choice and geography. Now I am back home, and the siren song of the computer has me doing some serious contemplation. After an initial rush back into … Continue reading

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The Shame Game

While in the past I’ve been able to coexist with my to-do lists and piles of Potential Projects/Stuff-I-Never-Managed-To-Put-Away, the minute someone drops by unexpectedly I am often engulfed with shame. “Hi, sorry about the mess” has become a default greeting. … Continue reading

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