Why I Am Giving Up Running (For A While)

I have been running for 15 years. I’ve run multiple races, including four half-marathons. In August of 2016, I fell during a half-marathon and banged up my knee and shoulder pretty badly. Even though I finished that race, with blood running down my leg, it took me a couple of months to recover from that…

A Successful Day

Today was what I consider a successful day. I managed to purge my home of several unneeded items, sending them all to new homes where they will be loved and appreciated. The first item was a old dehumidifier. (I live in the South, where dehumidifiers are revered and cherished.) It still works, but we replaced…

Unofficial National Declutter Day

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the official holiday of decluttering! I performed my patriotic duty by spending about an hour clearing and cleaning out some space in our third bedroom. I have decided that I would like to have a space in the house for meditation, studying, indoor ritual work, and so forth. A space that…

Spring Cleaning

The weather here has been dull and gray all weekend. It doesn’t really make me want to fling open the windows and spring clean. However, it’s not nice enough to go outside and work, so I really have no excuse to not get started if I am going to stay inside. I decided earlier in…

Spring

Spring is a time for new beginnings, for clearing out the old and bringing in the new. As a society, we know that “spring cleaning” involves opening the windows, dusting away the cobwebs, and making multiple trips to our favorite donation drop off. But spring cleaning also involves removing ideas, habits, and outmoded lifestyle concepts.…

A Turn in the Path

When I was sick last fall, I spent most of my time in bed, or on the sofa, reading, reading, reading. It was supposed to be my vacation, a time to relax and recharge my batteries. Instead, I spent my time miserably sniffing, with a horrible sore throat and fever. Through some weird twist of…