A Life of And + A Little Weekend Inspiration

"Because joy is so foundational to your true being, every other state or emotion can rest on top of joy, it can accommodate everything." - Danielle LaPorte

It's been a full week: last Friday we finalized a house purchase (I'm already planning Stephanie's future studio!) and 45 minutes later I found out a loved one had been admitted to palliative care.

Joy and sadness. Celebration and grief.

A life of "and."

I will be stepping away from the blog for the week to come, to be with my clan as a beloved aunt nears the end of her bout with cancer.

In the meantime I leave you with my latest contribution to Scoutie Girl and a few inspiring finds.

Wishing you peace and joy to accompany all that life brings your way.

See you soon.


Are you in home limbo? This week's contribution to Scoutie Girl. A selfish reminder to myself on how to manage home limbo as we prepare to purge & pack up the house.

celebrating lives greatly full :: giacomo panico (Giacomo Panico, via the gratitude project) I sat at the kitchen table, questioning my slower-than-hoped-for transition to meaningful work. Then I read Giacomo's article about gratitude for new careers and second chances. Questioning begone. Perfect timing.

"Your ego wants it to be done now. Your ego wants to move through life risk-free, foolish-free, discouragement-free, mistake-free, tired-free. And the best way to trick your ego (and yourself) into letting go a little bit is to take baby steps." - Christine Kane

How To Create Anything (Even When You're Scared, Inexperienced and Don't Believe in Yourself) (Christine Kane) Y'all know I'm a big believer in taking small, consistent action to create the life you want to live. In this article, Ms Christine Kane talks about just that.

The difference between happiness & joy. And why it helps to know. (Danielle LaPorte) A beautiful article about joy, and how it is a soulful foundation to the rest of the $hit we can feel. A life of "and." Yes.