Weekend Notes // No. 2

The most frustrating part of this recovery process has been time.  You've heard the old adage, right? "Time takes time." The last two weeks, I've spent a lot of time on the couch or in bed.  There are times when I feel like I should be up and moving, but every time I push myself to do something, I end up taking two steps backwards in the recovery process. Read on... 

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How To: An Intro to Meditation

Years have passed since I lived "off the grid," and the further away I've gotten from the time, the more I've let the craziness of daily life get in the way of serenity and a peaceful mind.  For years, literally, I've been telling myself that I at least need to get back to daily mediation.  There's a soothing, quiet hum that envelopes my body and mind that I've missed.  Read on... 

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The Eldridge Edit // Sleep Pretty

True story. A few years ago, I was living in a teeny, tiny studio apartment in the Logan/DuPont Circle area of DC. I was single. I caught a glimpse of myself walking to bed in sweats and thought "I can't wait until I'm in a relationship and can wear pretty pajamas." What?! "Wait a minute," I immediately thought, "why can't I look pretty for myself?" Literally, the next day I went to Target and bought a pair of what I call "pretty pjs."  Read on... 

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7 Inexpensive Ways to Treat Yourself

This statement is nothing new -- I've said it before -- but the older I get, the more I truly value the little things.  I treasure the moments that become memories and the items that were given out of love, not an expensive purchase wrapped in pretty paper.  As I sit here, recovering from surgery, there are several things I'm looking forward to and a few of these I've done every day for the last week.  Either way, each one of these 7 things are enjoyed, appreciated and delightful.  Any I missed? 

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