Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Focus on what is nourishing

Year ago I began this blog as a place to write about, and focus on, all the beauty in my life. The blog title I chose was a bit of a desperate shout to myself...a reminder to keep looking, to keep noticing, to keep caring about what is beautiful, nourishing and right. It morphed into a place to talk about homeschooling, and motherhood, and lately has been more of a photo blog. It continues to be a refuge for me, and a reminder to see what is working, to appreciate what is good and right in my life, to focus on what is nourishing rather that what saps me. While I still battle pessimism, and get stuck in the old mind ruts, while "bad things" have happened and are happening, the act of maintaining this space for mindful appreciation has been healing. 

This morning I can feel the dark places creeping in around my edges, trying to get me. I need some comfort. So I found a poem written and recited by John O'Donohue that I love. I had read the words of Beannacht (Blessing) but had never heard O'Donohue's voice before. Here is a link to the text:  Beannacht  and here is a link to the reading: John O'Donohue reading Beannacht

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011


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