It’s always good to have goals and strivingÂ for your dreamsÂ makes you a better person. Right? So whereÂ do you draw the lineÂ and recognize when you’re maybe pushing things a little too far?Â Â I am a busy-body, perfectionist, and sometimes work-aholic, so this is all something I’ve had practice with and failed at many times. When 3:00 rolls […]
Watching someone you care about suffer through a painful struggle, whether physical or emotional, is a distressing place to be. The phrase, â€śIf I could take your place I wouldâ€ť comes to mind and is a true expression of longing and love. Without the option of taking on suffering in someoneâ€™s place, we instead often […]
Over the past few years I have become extremely familiar with signs my physical body sends me. Headache, fatigue, achy muscles and joints, digestion upset, chills, and breakouts are all sure signs I have eaten something I shouldnâ€™t have. Iâ€™ve learned the food dance and am well aware of my key intolerances. I can sense […]
Road Rage. These are two words that create an immediate and impulsive reaction in many people. Weâ€™ve all had it happen, right? Youâ€™re in a good mood, the sun is shining, thereâ€™s music blowing out the open windows of your car as you cruise down the highway. The day is starting off right! Then, inch […]
I am the 4th of July Scrooge. No secrets, no lies. I admit I am all for honoring historical events and independence, but this holiday has taken a celebratory turn that I simply loathe. I wasnâ€™t always a grump over it, though. While growing up, this was actually a pretty exciting time! Smack in the […]
When I was still elementary school age, every summer me and one of my friends would bike to the edge of our suburban world into what seemed like wilderness to us: prairie grass, rolling hills, and trees, trees, trees. We would hunt through tall grass, kicking up hoards of flying grasshoppers with each step, and […]
After a nearly non-existent spring, weâ€™re getting a brutal entry into summer here in the Midwest. Welcome to the days of swimming through air! I may hate the freezing dead of winter, but the dryness it brings is always a reliefâ€¦this body despises humidity. So as we enter the heat advisory with warnings to hole […]
Meet Angela, the newest member of the Llewellyn Acquisitions team. Angela will be acquiring books for Llewellyn’s spiritual self-help category as well as writing for the Beyond Bliss wellness blog on Llewellyn.com.