My husband and I usually walk together in the wee hours of the morning. Last week he was out of town, so I ventured out on my own. Of course I immediately encountered a loose dog, no owner to be found. Yes it was a small dog, but they aren’t necessarily tame when they’re scared … Read more ›
Having a gratitude practice can be a great way to stay in the moment. It’s hard to be worrying about the past or the future when you are purposely remembering all that you have to be grateful for now. A meditation practice is one of the best ways to practice being in the moment and … Read more ›
I use essential oils as a conduit to a healthy lifestyle—Peppermint for inflammation, eucalyptus blend for the sniffles or allergies, and a blend containing clove and cinnamon for immunity, among others. I was dwelling on my current auto-ship date approaching and reminding myself, as I drove to the chiropractor, to remove the clove/cinnamon bottle from … Read more ›
My mother-in-law turns 91 this August. As you can imagine, she is a true blessing in our lives. When it comes time to shower her with gifts, as all of us in the Krzyzanowski family love to do with mom, it has become increasingly difficult to come up with something she’ll actually use and enjoy. … Read more ›
The other day I re-discovered an often-used meditation CD I used to absolutely love over ten years ago. This CD was from a series called “Ultra Meditation” and this particular CD was the first one in the series and offers mesmerizing chimes, bells, and water sounds. The series is designed to enhance … Read more ›
Last week during a late April snow like the one we are experiencing, again, today, my husband and I noticed a whole heck of a lot more robins hanging out together. Did you notice it too? All the birds you see in the two photos below are robins!
Normally you’ll see robins singularly, … Read more ›
On a snowy April day like today, memories of my Dad’s childhood stories come to mind. While most of you are familiar with the tooth fairy, my Dad fostered a belief in a magical tooth mouse. My Dad would be talking to us and would suddenly become distracted mid-conversation with what he described as … Read more ›
I dangled my feet into the clear water. The nectar of Pele’s womb lapped at my arches and the salt exfoliated the calluses of my heels. As she kissed my soles, I felt as though she were making love to my soul, as a young mother might do with her newborn’s feet. The soles of … Read more ›
My husband and I were traveling back home after a wonderful visit with my step-mom a few weeks ago. As we waited in the Orlando airport, I walked past several kiosks.There was a kiosk filled with the usual jewelry and other tourist items, and then I saw the scarves.
There’s something about scarves, isn’t there? … Read more ›
Legend says that Pele (the goddess of Hawaii) spares none of her wrath on those who take her stones from her. It is said that if some unsuspecting soul takes a stone from Hawaii, he is destined to a life of bad luck and turmoil until the stone is returned to the home from which … Read more ›