Visualizing My Year

You may have already seen my post about my Rule of Life and how I decided to use this as a framework for 2020 (and beyond!) rather than choosing a resolution or word of the year. I'm still excited about my rule and have been referring back to it regularly. BUT I've...

Developing a Rule of Life + 2020 Monthly Challenges

The time for resolutions to be made and words to be chosen is here. We're filled with grand dreams of what we want this next year to mean for us. Some people scoff at these practices, realizing how often they are futile, being pushed to the side as soon as the...

Samhain + Celtic Christianity

A few years ago, I discovered Thomas Cahill’s book How the Irish Saved Civilization and was utterly fascinated. A longtime Anglophile, the Celtic traditions of Ireland and Scotland weigh heavy in my heart and my imagination. I was able to travel to Scotland...

Travel Locally: 5 Ideas for Fall

I’ve no big plans for this fall, but I do have a few mini-adventures I plan to enjoy, taking advantage of the beautiful weather of autumn.

The Importance of Rhythms + Routines

My personality type - INFJ, Eneagram 4 - is apparently the type that both needs routine the most and finds it the hardest to establish them. And although that is, I'm sure, somewhat due to my personality itself, I can't help but think that it's in part due to the...

Simplifying the Work Lunch: Crock Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer | Review

This is a post from my SLP blog, A Happy Learner. I’ve reposted it here due to its relevancy to living simply and intentionally, whatever your occupation or purpose. Enjoy! Since beginning my school career six years ago, one of the things that has stressed me out the...

Nationalism + Christianity

This is a topic that has been on my mind and heart for quite some time. It is by no means something that I have rectified or come to any sincere conclusions concerning; rather, I sense it will be an ongoing struggle as we move ever forward into new ages of this world....

Protecting Simplicity

When Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin first meet Strider at The Inn of the Prancing Pony, they are alarmed by his appearance and his reputation. Dirty and unkempt, folk advise them to steer clear of these mysterious wanderers.