Daily Archives: November 19, 2013

Brown Bagging It

Learning . . . Growing . . . Gaining

My 30’s have been the Best of Times with a Whole Mess of Learning Lessons Along the Way! I was diagnosed with a chronic illness at 31 and then experienced a pretty significant injury at 37. Talk about some much needed schooling going on – WOW! The best teachers I could have been given in my 30’s. Thank you!

What happens in your life was meant to happen! There may not be a reason as to why. Call it what you want! I call it a growth spurt and at times growing pains, but most of all it is a lesson in life.


I have taken a different approach to living my life in the last year or so! I needed to go within myself to heal. I needed to take care of myself and make myself the priority for a while. I needed to start listening to my inner voice once again. I still do not have all the answers and more than likely never will. I am okay with that because I am learning, growing and gaining and will continue to do so!

I discovered a GREAT place to start! I started with improving my overall health and well being about 3 years ago. Never take anything for GRANTED, especially your health and wellness! I am stronger and healthier and have a much better outlook on my life and my state of mind.


Personal Growth is Possible! Change is Good too! I am learning, stretching, reaching, and growing in so many ways. I am gaining too, especially life lessons and life experiences.

I Am Working On . . .

  • Compassion & Gratitude
  • Progress vs. Perfection
  • Overall Health & Well Being

Important Lesson #1

Be Kind to Yourself and Others! I can honestly say I barely have it together some days let alone think that I know what someone else is going through in his or her life. Forgive Yourself and Others! Let the rest go, especially the “stuff” you have no control over.

Important Lesson #2

Find the Simple and Revel In It! I enjoy being in the present moment and love taking in the simple things as well as the small things in my life. Nuture and Nourish Yourself and Others! I am all for feeding and fueling myself.

Important Lesson #3

Fun, Fun, Fun! Living life is so much better when you have fun doing it. Get Silly and Laugh. Be a Kid Again and Play. Let the Artist Out and Create.

SILLY (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember to Pack a Sammie or Sweet Treat That is Worth Trading!!!

This Vulnerable life

(Previously 'Year of Vulnerability') - Follow me as I try to live life on the vulnerable side

Manifesting Maria


Welcome to my Escape.

~Synnove Polaris

Unbreakable JOY

...experiences with spirit's voice...

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Philosophy / Mind / Art

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Live. Laugh. Run...

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Lovey Photography

From May 2015 - March 2016, Sherry and Sean traveled the country and lived in a 5th wheel R.V. They took pictures, hiked mountains, and saw amazing sights. They are now settled in Fort Myers, Florida and are continuing to take pictures and seeing amazing sights. This is the blog of their journey from leaving St. Louis and starting an adventure, to living in Florida and doing photography. Enjoy the stories, and leave comments if you have one to share!

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Discover Finland’s hidden gems

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the ramblings of a wife, mommy, foodie, runner and follower of Christ.

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