Category Archives: Sanctuary

Sacred office space.

Right now, I’m having to spend a lot of time at the office. At my day job, we’re preparing for a big annual company meeting, and I have a lot of responsibilities regarding the meeting this year. This has meant long hours every day, lots of overtime each week, and a thrown wrench in my read more »

Cleaning the closet.

Well, I did it. I tackled my clothes closet — cleaning out, throwing out, and organizing things until it was a much less offensive area. This means this is the first project I’m able to move to the “Done” section of my Kanban Board (more on that soon.) I’ve been working on this project since read more »

Book Club: Succulent Wild Woman

Last night, I invited my book club over to my house to discuss our book of the month, Succulent Wild Woman by SARK. The book was my pick this month, and I wanted to read something inspirational over the holidays. I don’t know why I am always surprised when I find people who are not read more »

Simple solstice ritual for the hectic holiday season.

Sometimes, I refer to myself as a “lapsed pagan.” This is a play on the term “lapsed catholic,” which refers to a person who was raised catholic but doesn’t really practice anymore, and often only attends Mass on special occasions like Christmas and Easter. In much the same way, I was raised by my mother read more »

Book club: The Graveyard Book

Tonight is our monthly Book Club meeting, so last night I had to quickly catch up on the last 50 or so pages I had left to read of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. I filled the tub with bubble bath, poured myself a glass of wine, and settled in to read the last few read more »

Sometimes, it rains all day.

Sometimes, the day is rainy and wet and miserable. Sometimes, you can’t get yourself up away from your desk long enough to even take a lunch break. Sometimes, your schedule is completely shot, your goals are completely forgotten, and just scrambling to make it through each hour is your only real priority. At the end read more »

Sing; sing a song.

Today, I listened very closely to the lyrics of Sing — the Sesame Street song that was made so popular by the Carpenters. It’s such a sweet, brilliant song — full of amazing wisdom for such simple lyrics. Sing, sing a song Sing out loud, sing out strong Don’t hold back. Let your voice be read more »