A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more.

To quote myself…

I think it’s awesome that reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts often makes me say things I hadn’t been able to verbalize so clearly before. That’s the beauty of discussion. And—if I … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Heart Neighbors: Love as a Free Partnership

Over the weekend my husband and I celebrated the first anniversary of our marriage. (Remember, we went to Hawaii, and it was magical! Someday I might work up the nerve … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Spring

  I am so excited that it’s finally spring! Somehow I missed the first day of spring, which I usually count down to. But I’ve been “down for the count” … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

March Mind Cleanup, Plus Vacation Photos

These photos (more below) are from the recent quick trip my husband and I made to our favorite getaway: Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It’s a really lovely beach, not too … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

I’m Alive: A Song of Gratitude

These are the lyrics of a song I wrote several months ago that fit with the spirit of Thanksgiving. Maybe sometime I’ll record myself playing and singing the song for you. For … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Rich Mind’s Way: A Poem

A lot of things I’ve been thinking and learning about lately—including Transactional Analysis psychology (as I touched on in my last post), racism, religion, anthropology, philosophy, and neuroscience—came together in my thoughts to weave … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Mind Cleanup

Just a few things from my mental inbox this week… From WordPress Some posts I especially liked this week (the first three I feel are very important reads about social issues; … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Blogging Vacation

I’m taking a blogging vacation this week to get some extra rest and work done on my other writing projects. May your week be filled with lovely moments!

August 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Committing to My Own Persona

Lately I have noticed that I tend to act differently—worse—when I’m with a certain group of people, with whom I am working on a particular volunteer project. I like each of these … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

A New Way of Responding to Bad Moods

In the past few years I have learned a new and more mature way of responding to my bad moods. I suppose it’s something most people go through as they … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

These Photos Cost Me Way Too Much

In college I went on a week-long study tour to London and Paris over a rainy March spring break. I had signed up and paid for the trip the previous semester, … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

Getting Better at Self-care

Self-care is not selfishness. It’s the opposite. Selfishness is easy and lazy, and it demands care from other people. Self-care is difficult, like most responsibilities of adulthood, and it is … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 6 Comments