Have you ever heard someone use a phrase and it stops you in your tracks? Days pass, and you keep repeating it over and over in your head. This was the case the other day when one of the hosts of a podcast I listen to mentioned, “the mindfulness of mindlessness.”
Upon hearing it, my first thought is how those two ideas contradict each other. Can you be mindful while being mindless? Is that even possible? When people talk about being more mindful, they talk about meditation, journaling, and activities like those. We’re told to “Be Here Now.” That’s all fine and good, and I’ll admit that I can probably work a little more on my mindfulness. But I also need to work a little more on my mindlessness.
Happy National Handwriting Day! This day and age when we’re so often typing on keyboards and screens, it’s important to remember the power and uniqueness we each hold just by using our own handwriting. Putting a pen to paper is a beautiful way to express oneself. As William Wordsworth once advised, “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart,” we encourage you to celebrate National Handwriting Day by doing just that! Here are a few simple ways we can celebrate handwriting today:
This time of year celebrates all things cozy.
During the wintry months, I’m often found with a good book in hand, watching a thought-provoking movie, or cuddled up with my loved ones. Reading is my lifelong love and treasured hobby. This year, I’ve accomplished the goal of finishing 52 books in under 52 weeks, and there’s nothing like the holiday season and start to a new year that has me thinking back on some of my all-time favorites. To help us get in the spirit of the season and bring warmth and light to the upcoming dark winter days, I’ve compiled 10 literary quotes from a few beloved writers. With a farewell to all this year has been and cheers to the upcoming adventures, I wish you all a jolly season.
The days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be such a magical time for many of us. The scent of delicious meals and desserts fill our homes. Candles and twinkle lights make the walls appear as though they’re dancing. Laughter and good cheer fills the air.
It’s all wonderful, but it can also be overwhelming to many of us. The need to be socially “on” for hours at a time, as well as all the noise and sometimes confusion can be draining for introverts. As much as we love being around the people we love, we also know it’s important to leave some time to recharge. This is why I like to make sure I give special gifts to the introverts in my life, gifts that will help provide them with a little time and space to themselves.