Rebalance – Engage Blog

Rebalance – Engage Blog

A common “overwhelm” for me is the sense that I am getting too much advice from the physical and virtual world I live in. I am drowning in “shoulds.” How I should look. How I should behave. How I should decorate my home. How I should exercise. What I should eat. And...
Yin & Yang – Engage Blog

Yin & Yang – Engage Blog

As we near the one-year anniversary of the initiation of the first Covid-19 lockdown, I realize that the pandemic has taught me patience. Not always, not perfectly. I am fallible when I’m stressed or otherwise irritated. However, I am consciously relinquishing the...
Feathering My Nest – Engage Blog

Feathering My Nest – Engage Blog

The current surge in the pandemic has rekindled my propensity to spend time online. I have succumbed to reengaging with my Pinterest account. A new low for me. I was clean for about two years. Now I’m back scrolling through the best decorating, cooking, and fashion...
How Are You? – Engage Blog

How Are You? – Engage Blog

I’ve been noticing that one of the most challenging questions for me these days is How are you? Shouted from a social distance as I huddle low to the ground fighting with my snowshoe bindings, the easy dismissal of I’m fine or, on occasion, I”m good, launches across...
Flash Backs – Engage Blog

Flash Backs – Engage Blog

The curse and the blessing of rituals and annual family celebrations are that they rekindle memories. And often a re-experiencing of the feelings and sensations that accompany the recollection of whole scenes from the past. Sometimes gentle, sometimes powerful, they...
The Canvas is a Mirror – Engage Blog

The Canvas is a Mirror – Engage Blog

After finding, then losing, then finding again, the certificate for a set of painting classes gifted to me by my spouse almost two years ago, I attended my first session last week. Twice I asked the instructor what I should bring, how I should prepare. Just clothes...