good morning darling friends! i hope your morning is already off to a beautiful, brand new start. it’s pretty quiet around here. the day is still full of potential and nothing has turned it into a good or bad day yet.
just like the water can be so different, tranquil or violent, maybe it’s our own energy that makes a good or bad day. i’m going to try to harness and direct mine today. yesterday i was kind of clumsy, today i’m determined to be more mindful.
i’ve been feeling the need to hit the reset button and i thought it would be a good idea to start fresh this week with a post about the simplicity of white.
it’s official, my building’s been sold so i’m out at the end of august. i’ve been working pretty hard to scale down and just can’t believe how much stuff one person can accumulate. it’s truly staggering. there are papers and tear sheets from before the days of pinterest that are close to a decade old!
it got to the point where i had to ask: am i a hoarder?
i never would have dreamed it. in fact i thought i was a minimilist.
now with the move, i’ve had to really look at where i’m heading and what’s worth schlepping…
my usual reaction would have been to start looking for a new apartment.
but i have a friend who always challenges me to look at things in a different way.
interesting concept, but where would i put all my STUFF?
sell it, she said.
and suddenly it was so simple.
then again, what was i holding on to?
so i took it and ran with it, i’ve been liquidating like a maniac, selling everywhere from craiglist to ebay, realizing that it’s only stuff and i was somehow getting emotionally attached to things that were unimportant.
now i’m honing my collections, books, favorite paintings, linens, trays and special letters. those irreplaceables will always be with me. and now everything is out of the drawers, closets and file folders.
i know what every scrap of paper is and where to put the very last paperclip. what a relief! it’s still not finished but i’m enjoying the process watching something that was daunting reach the final stages.
i’ll continue to refine the stacks of papers but they are now a lot less scary. welcoming almost, cause they’re organized and that’s something i can control in an uncontrollable world.
so i guess there’s a little comfort in all this, getting back to basics, simplifying life to the max and clearing the way to be unburdened for adventures to come!
so with that will you join me for a faux house tour of what a white world of infinite potential might look like?
a place to reflect…we really all need the same few things whether in the tropics
or the garden
sending good vibes your way for a white hot great day!
allo mes chères! i hope you’re having a great night. it’s pretty quiet here for the first time in a long while so i’m finally sitting down to write. i’m not sure how my latest obsession started but it’s got me hooked. isn’t it weird when you discover something that everyone else seems to know about? maybe it’s OCD or maybe i just needed to get out of my own head tonight but an ancient concept has captivated me for the past couple hours. it’s known as the ‘fibonacci spiral’, and i’ve only skimmed the surface. as i’m winding down i just read that it’s become about religion or evolution and there are even comments on blogs that are almost angry with its existence. anyway i adore it and hope you enjoy my little unbiased observations of it!
i seem to be the odd woman out but i’ll try to explain what i’ve gathered. it’s a principle known as the fibonacci numbers, also known as the golden ratio, golden mean, sacred geometry and phi. it’s both simple and complicated but basically it’s a geometry term used when a spiral grows outward in perfect proportion mathematically. it can be used to observe everything from a flower to a galaxy. it was a concept brought to life by italian mathemetician, leonardo de pisa fibonacci in 1175.
i’m not sure i can truly express its depth so below is a quick overview on TED:
or if you’d rather see a kid explain it, this one really knows her stuff:
i’ve always been obsessed with spirals and my prized possession is my shell collection. what about you?
i find the whole concept fascinating and it’s opened a new world of exploration and contemplation.
not only does it point to mathematics in everything from nature to art and the human form
but it’s been philosophized about since ancient greece
maybe we’re walking on a giant spiral every day between man’s creations,
the earth’s rotations,
and our own dna
spirals spirals spirals!
and our ancient ancestors were fascinated with spirals too! some of the things i stumbled on said they were in touch with cosmic forces that could generate energy and move objects in ways we can’t conceive
tribes like the hopi indians, sioux, and incas have spirals in their history and on early cave drawings
what was going on?
well whatever it is about spirals, i can’t get enough
i didn’t find any hidden meaning in all of this, but i did come away with a sort of universality that was kind of comforting. maybe there is some rhyme and reason to the world, not just mad chaos. maybe through spiral power we can see we’re all exactly alike. maybe even a whole that united could change the world!
well that’s enough from me tonight. time for bed. sweet dreams!
hello all, how’s your week going? if it’s anything like mine, you’re probably super busy with summer and trying to keep it all together.
spending time with my family gave me some introspective/perspective downtime and that’s always good for shaking things up. i’ve been going full force for so many years that it seems i have developed a sharp edge, maybe i’m a little too rushed, maybe even (gasp)! brusque.
i’ve always been a bit of a party/work animal and am starting to realize just how much i take my body for granted, and how very delicate it really is. we’re only water after all!
between the brain waves,
nerves and neurons, we’re just little whispers of a thing yet we’re so hard on ourselves in every way!
there’s so much i don’t know about how my own body works. funny to be sort of a stranger in it since it’s right here all day every day!
now that i’m back home i’m going to try to be a bit more conscientious about this little temple that’s my one and only possession that matters; what i put in it physically as well as mentally, by concentrating on what i think about and what i eat and drink.
so here’s to taking care, hope you get a little time to yourself this weekend, i know how much you do and am sending good vibes your way this thursday!
good morning and happy tuesday! tuesday is reason enough to celebrate, isn’t it?
lately i’ve been torn between the status quo and moving in a different direction. i’m excited at the prospect of change. something yet undiscovered.
i blame it on a fortune cookie that said that i’d be switching professions. kind of vague but it planted a seed and for the first time in forever i’m playing with the idea of what taking a different direction would look like. how could i make the second half of my life a bit different than the first?
so i nope you’ll indulge me exploring the idea. still the same old me but looking at things in a new way, to see where i can fit in, make a difference! the first step is starting with myself, breaking bad habits and trying to be more conscious overall. ok well, more soon, til then, have a great day whatever you’re up to!
wow, the days just fly by! how can we accomplish everything? then again, what’s the rush? i have about a minute and just wanted to stop by and say hi. i’m posting the one thing that matters most, staying limber. nothing else goes right when we’re out of wack so i’m sharing my 30 second philosophy which is if you take those 30 seconds for yourself to just stretch in one or two positions your whole day gets better. what do you do at the minimum? there’s that knock at the door, more later, have a great friday!
and that you’ll be having fun with friends
and at least a little bit of quiet time. i hope to have a little downtime too and will come by to visit. till then have great sunset and the start of a wonderful weekend!
good morning everyone! i’m just stopping by to recalibrate. i haven’t had the time or inclination to touch my computer for a couple days, you know how it is, a simple yet debilitating case of OveRLoAd! but i daresay i’m back in full force. it’s a bit of a dismal morning but perfect to get up and out for an early road trip up north and back by noon. i just wanted to stop here first to wish you a sunshiny day whatever the weather! i’ll be back later with some good news. till then, have a great day!
allo gang, how’s your night going? it’s pretty calm over here, just about to wind down. i thought it would be fun to pass along a great guy my own great guy passed on to me. have you heard of jason silva? he’s got a lot of vivid and articulate perspectives and the videos he makes and narrates are beyond beautiful. some are on his site others on youtube so i pulled a couple of my faves. hope you enjoy him as much as i do. have a great night!
hi guys, hope you’re winding down a good day. between stops i heard a lot of talk radio. one of the most interesting discussions was about the super benefits of broccoli. i love it, but whenever i see it at the grocery store i hesitate to get it. i think it’s cause i didn’t really know what to do with it. so i googled some ideas just now and thought i’d share them. most are kid approved and all can be scaled back to be super healthy. electrictreehouse.com/why-broccoli-rocks
if you’re a broccoli lover, enjoy!
if you’re brave, try these~somehow i bet they’re really good
well i’m off to dinner, hoping to have broccoli in there somewhere…have a great night!