In Updates

Be kind to yourself

Sorry for the quietness around here. I went through a little detox from social media/ blogging for the last bit.  Sometimes the pace of life needs to shift, and I found myself craving, needing calm, clarity and quiet.

I’m always worried that when these things start to happen – that I feel my moods shift – that it may be an incoming black cloud of depression – which I have experienced in my life. But I found that meditation, self care, saying no to things and keeping life simple seems to have gotten me through that stage, and I’m on the other end feeling lighter and my mind is clearer.

I’m still being kind to myself, and giving myself the permission to not overdo it. I used to think being busy = being successful. That one had to say yes to friends in order to keep friendships. But our priorities in life sometimes shift, and I found myself needing to retreat and enjoy my little man, go swimming as a family after school, go to the cottage with family, take a day off to be with my sister and work at my own pace – which is still sometimes at midnight in bed on my laptop, but it’s not with the feelings of guilt that I had to do something. 

Anyhow, here’s to self care, long hot baths, snuggling with your loved ones, sleeping in on the weekends. I hope that if you ever feel unsure about what direction your life is going, that you give yourself permission to say no to things and let your mind be quiet. I find it’s truly helpful and has gotten me through some gloomy days. xo

In Family Life

Summer Days

I found this wee oak leaf on the ground, passed by it, and then took two steps back to pick it up because I loved it so.

My toes need repainting but that would mean I wouldn’t have as much time at the pool with this awesome guy.

Charlie Pickles

I hope you’re having a lovely Summer. Oscar is in less camps this Summer than ever before – which has turned out to be an awesome thing for us, because he’s getting so much time at my Mom’s pool practicing swimming, and plus have I told you…. But the age 8 is the best. Like seriously, he’s funny, awesome, so fun to be with. So I’m soaking in the days of summer with him, even if it is watching him play video games. I kind of love this Summer. The backyard is still a work in progress, I can’t wait to share more pics. xoxo Linds