New Warm-up

In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I have dusted off a few of my writing books from my bookshelf and started to delve into one in particular, “A Writer’s Workbook” by Caroline Sharp.  It provides daily exercises for writers, and I can’t think of a better time to practice some of these exercises. Continue reading New Warm-up

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 98: Why I’m Here

The last few weeks I feel I’ve drifted a bit away from the physical aspects of EarthFit and have been focused on the mental/psychological aspects of our health and well-being. There’s nothing wrong with that, necessarily, it’s merely an observation.  But it’s an interesting one.  I have found myself seeking out excuses to be alone, take naps, skip workouts, binge snack, and basically revert to old habits of (non)self-care.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 98: Why I’m Here

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 97: Happy Mother’s Day

I would love to share this completely heart-warming story of how this Mother’s Day I celebrated and honored my mom with brunch and a walk through a garden, but my mom is celebrating Mother’s Day in Europe, far far away from her daughter, and spending all my inheritance.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 97: Happy Mother’s Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 96: It Was All Great Until People

There’s a saying among writers that goes something along the lines of “There are no bad days, just days with better writing material”, or something to that effect.  That was today.  Great writing material.  It was all great until people… I have shirt that reads “Careful or you’ll end up in my novel”.  This is an important warning for my stories, because I actually hold a great deal of admiration for George R.R. Martin for ruthlessly killing any and all characters in a blink of an eye.    Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 96: It Was All Great Until People

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 93: Stay Calm and Om

This past week I had a unique opportunity to experience three different meditation groups.  Meditation is a practice that I’ll be the first to admit I could definitely improve.  Sitting still is not my strong suit.  Neither is “not thinking”.  But I believe those two aspects of my personality are exactly the reason why meditation would be so good for me.  So, having the chance to quiet my mind and clear my head was what I did. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 93: Stay Calm and Om

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees

Last year at this time, I was just getting ready to move to Oregon, but I was also planning for my container garden I wanted for out balcony.  I had bought several seed packets of various spices, but also kale, green bell peppers, and of course, zucchini, because you can never go wrong with zucchini.

By June I had several small seedlings that were promising to be productive and prosperous.  I had divided them into several larger pots, purchased plant food and kept my fingers crossed that I would soon be enjoying the fruits of my labor. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees