The Untethered Soul (Revisited)

If we stop qualifying the conditions that will make us happy, we can actually choose to be in a constant state of happiness. We can make the choice to make happiness unconditional.

Energy grows when you choose to keep your heart open

How to keep the heart open?
When you feel brain keeps telling you 
"what you don't enjoy" --turn away from it.

That voice that constantly reminds you of what you don't like is an energy zapper.
It is like a passive-aggressive friend that you must either get rid of,  or regulate exposure to. 

Notice, relax and release everything.

And then start your litany of gratefulness.
And I mean everything.
Scrape all the nooks and crannies of your life for things to be thankful for.
Do not waste a morsel of blessing.

The results are amazing.

Focus on what you want.



This spoke to me today.

"We all have a bag. We all pack differently. Some of us are traveling light. Some of us are secret hoarders who've never parted with a memory in our lives. I think we are all called to figure out how to carry our bag to the best of our ability, how to unpack it, and how to face the mess. I think part of growing up is learning how to sit down on the floor with all your things and figuring out what to take with you and what to leave behind."

Hannah Brencher




Rabbit Warren

  1. An underground system of interconnected tunnels occupied by rabbits.
  2. A confusingly labyrinthine environment.

I just discovered that the word for what I have been painstakingly building and creating for Gabi’s rabbit for the past 8 years is called a warren.
(Thanks Alicia)
Today I spent hours cleaning and reconfiguring our rabbit's habitat.
It is a long and tedious process because I secure each box and cardboard tunnel with floral wire. So removing; and cleaning is part 1; redesigning his maze is part 2;
Securing each piece is part 3.
The amazing thing is, once I put Chubs aka Bitbit back in his enclosure, he runs around and tests each and every feature.
It's almost as if he wants me to see how much he appreciates all my work.
Made me tear up.


10 years ago

10 years ago seems like an entire lifetime ago.
I am rarely on Facebook, I get on to greet people for their birthdays- and to like whatever my sister Karen has posted regarding her cycling advocacy work.
When I got on today to greet a former student of mine for her birthday,
this memory popped up.
You know how often times when  you see something you’ve posted a decade ago, you cringe and  say what was I thinking?
That didn’t happen today.
I read this status update and was filled with even MORE PRIDE that I took my daughters to a midnight screening of a movie they were very excited to see.
In fact.... I am so proud I may need this inscribed on my tombstone.