Solitude Rituals – 10/14/18

Living a Beautiful Life – 1986 Written by: Alexandra Stoddard Alexandra writes: I have a friend whose solitude ritual is gardening.  At the end of each day he waters and pulls weeds or plants seeds and bulbs as the season dictates. This makes him feel refreshed when he goes indoors showers and prepares for the… Continue reading Solitude Rituals – 10/14/18

Living a Beautiful Life ~ 10/9/18 My Favorite Book

Note to the reader ~ 10/2/18

A Note to the Reader Making the things you do everyday as beautiful and pleasurable as possible is a way to live a happy life. Yet many of us don’t seem to do this. In my work in interior design, I’ve noticed that many people have a tendency to save up 95% of their money… Continue reading Note to the reader ~ 10/2/18

Leisure Time as a Ritual ~ 1.31.18

I think of leisure time, intimate time, solitary time as time in which to plant seeds that will grow and flower in unknown, undiscovered parts of my life.  An author writes, “Go into yourself….Dig into yourself for a deep answer.”  “Everything is gestation and then birthing.” Someone recently told me about a course given for… Continue reading Leisure Time as a Ritual ~ 1.31.18

The Secret To Living A Good Life — Dr. Luis C. Almeida

“Our God gives you everything you need, makes you everything you’re to be. You need to know, friends, that thanking God over and over for you is not only a pleasure; it’s a must. We have to do it. Your faith is growing phenomenally; your love for each other is developing wonderfully. Why, it’s only… Continue reading The Secret To Living A Good Life — Dr. Luis C. Almeida

Unwinding, while puttering vs tidying

Alexandra Stoddard write’s: When I return from the office I put on an attractive apron and unwind by freshening up the house. Somehow the simple act of putting on an apron sets the stage for my tidying up ritual and I go about the apartment attending to little things. I have collected several pretty aprons… Continue reading Unwinding, while puttering vs tidying