Welcome to A Fiercer Life

12 Nov

I’m really excited to open the doors, so to speak, on this blog.  The title is from a William Butler Yeats quote:

“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.” 

I love this quote because it speaks to aspirations I hold for my life.  Like most people I wear many hats.  I am a mental health therapist, yoga student & teacher, wife, daughter, sister, auntie, dog-mom, artist and former world traveler/ returned Peace Corps volunteer.  I don’t take myself too seriously (well, I try not to) but I have found that ongoing attention to self-care and self-expression is extremely valuable both to the self and to others.  This world can sometimes feel overwhelming but with a certain focus it can also be quite peaceful and meaningful.  I’m excited to share my attempts to continually find and maintain such focus.  My goal is to be practical, thoughtful and humorous.  I’m sure I’ll sometimes fall short, but hey- it’s good to have goals.  That’s why this is a blog about mindfulness and silliness: mindfulness to explore practices to stay grounded and silliness to bring a sense of balance and not take things too seriously.

Stay tuned for ongoing posts about some of my favorite things:

  • Mental health & Wellness
  • Yoga
  • Cooking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mindfulness
  • Dogs
  • Buddhism & Compassion
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