Lost last weekend

I hate it when I do that.  I basically wasted it.  Didn’t even do the weekly planning and introspection that I’m so enjoying with the Desire Map planner.  But I’m on it this week!

I’m also going back to Donut Whispering – aka, ditching diets and learning to really enjoy food and NOT overeat.  So far so good.  For those interested – there’s a private group on Facebook.


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I think I like the planner

Actually, I love it. I wish I’d bought the daily version instead of the weekly, but there’s next year!    Each week ends/starts – with a soul review.  Great questions to get you thinking and a place to revisit what needs to stop, change and what’s appreciated.   And there’s a page for notes – it looks blank. I noticed, though, that I was writing straight lines across and decided to take a second look.  Oh my – there are lines of very faint dots. Very nice touch.  The dots keep you straight if you want and don’t interfere if you don’t.

I have reminded my CDF’s – Secure has been replaced with enough. So  Enough (as in I am good enough), Vibrant, Connected (can’t be connected if you aren’t engaged)


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New Core Desired Feelings to feel sublimely satisfied

img_0189I’ve been working through Danielle LaPorte’s Goals with Soul. And I have new CDF’s:


And my goals for 2017 are simple:

Get physically, financially & mentally healthy.  Reset & Restore. Taking  the actions needed to get healthy will make me feel the way I want to feel



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Looking for the gratitude…

… and honestly, I shouldn’t feel like it’s hard to feel, but I sort of do.

Our cat almost strangled to death yesterday.  He would have, if we hadn’t been home.  We were.  Kitty is alive and OK.  Thankful.

My mother was admitted to the hospital yesterday.  She’s stable and my brother is with her.  My job affords me the luxury of being able to work from anywhere when necessary so I go to relive him on Tuesday.  Thankful.

We were in a car wreck today.  A split second difference and I think my husband would have been killed.  Instead no one was hurt. Thankful.

And I am thankful.  I’m also inexplicably sad.  I have been for a week and I can’t shake it.

I think I need time to myself – time for journaling and centering.  We’ve had a tough few years and maybe it’s all just hitting home.

I am exploring the Desire Map again.  I don’t think I’ve ever completely abandoned it – but it definitely hasn’t been first and foremost in my mind over the past few years.  But it is now.  I still like my core desired feelings (CDF) – especially the wrapper one: Sublimely Satisfied.  I’m working on fine tuning.  Peace and Serenity floating to the top a lot.

One of the things that hit me with a rush when my new Desire Map Planner arrived is that instead of asking What Will I Do to Feel the Way I Want to Feel?  I should be asking – What will I eat to feel the way I want to feel?  And when I ask that question – I do make better choices.  And then there was a better question to ask – HOW will I eat to feel the way I want to eat?

Being grateful.  Being mindful.  Accepting the funk with the joy. Yeah -that’s going to be my focus this month.



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What I’m not buying today

Lack of craft stuff space, lack of time for a new hobby and a growing dislike of clutter influenced bypassing the buy click. But wow, this is a great wreath



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