Category: The Good Life

The Tasks of Grief During COVID-19

Easter came and went. Author Hayley Stewart wrote online that she had set Easter as the end goal of social distancing and stay-at-home compliance. “Just get to Easter” was the mindset, with the liturgical season of Lent, a time of fasting and sacrifice to motivate her. Then Easter came, but

Manage Your Anxiety

“During these uncertain times…” I hear this phrase often. Uncertainty. The great unknown. For some of us, that idea sounds like fun when it means venturing into a new city, in a new country, ready to explore and discover new things. But when that new country is the land of

Your Pandemic Entertainment Here

Sure you could watch “Tiger King” on Netflix during the pandemic, but how about something a bit more medieval? Kristin Lavransdatter I picked up the third book of Kristin Lavransdatter written by Sigrid Undset and published in 1920. I have read the entire trilogy a few times already, so this

A perfectly beautiful messy routine: New baby edition

Week #3 of life at home. What have I learned? Things get tense at home when you are home all the time with the same people, even if you live in paradise. Weather affects us. Have you noticed a difference between sunny days and cloudy days? One perhaps a little

Are we Okay?

I am an extrovert. On Social Media, introverts had the first laugh about social distancing, shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders being the things they prepared for all their lives. Next came the writers and artists who necessarily do their meatiest work at home, often choosing self-isolation when deadlines loomed near. Then,

The Changes We Can Make Amid COVID-19

Throughout the public sector non-essential operations have been suspended during this health emergency. The libraries have canceled programming and are open only for the pick-up and drop-off of books. Public schools are now closed. Religious and private schools are closed. Most public religious services are suspended. And while cancellation after

Coronavirus

Have you gone down the rabbit hole of news information lately? For weeks, I kept abreast of the news, tired already of election news, an open ear to the Coronavirus situation in China. Then it ballooned and has now been declared a pandemic. A length clip from Last Week Tonight

Perspective is Everything During Lent

The high this week is forecast to be 78. What would be cool in the summer, this will be a record high for February in the Central Valley. It will feel warm, but what would a Minnesotan say, especially this month? Perspective. As I write this, Ash Wednesday begins the

The Decision You Make Today

It starts with a word. It starts with a look. It starts with an intention. It starts with a moment in which we pause to think, what is going on here? The postpartum season is a whirlwind of biological, psychological and social transitions. It is a magnifier of the things

Share the Love

Inspired by It’s Good To Be Here: A Disabled Woman’s Reflections on the Sacred Wonder of Being Human by Christina Chase, published by Sophia Institute Press, December 2019. It’s that time of year again. The quiet time between Christmas and spring, the time when online bloggers lament the long winter

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