I just wanted to take moment and thank everyone who has joined or participated in the LifeOhm community! It’s been amazing to watch the community grow, especially the past six months. We’ve been breaking records almost every week with new visits to the LifeOhm site and I’m really excited for another great year.
February is coming to an end and Spring is almost here! Like many of you, I’m ready for the sun. My daughter and her family were in town this month, and we had lots of fun rollerskating. I felt like a 10-year old kid again. This month, Portland was also hit by an out-of-character snow storm. The storm shut our city down for several days, with snow and freezing rain. The weather caused unsafe driving conditions, but also created beautiful ice sculptures on the trees and road signs. Marley enjoyed the snow, although he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. A few weeks later, signs of Spring are at last visible everywhere. Flowers are blooming, and trees are budding. The end of one season is near and the start of a new one awaits.
At LifeOhm, some exciting things are on the way as well. I’ve written a series of yoga articles that will appear on PlumDeluxe in March and April, so please watch for those. Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation is coming to Portland in March, along with the World Domination Summit in July, and I’m lucky to be attending both. I’m also working on a very special meetup for WDS attendees and hope to see you there! [Read more…] about It’s the Little Things – February 2014
The new year came in filled with beautiful sunsets and some amazing weather on the Oregon coast. It was the perfect time to reflect on last year, practice gratitude, and look forward to a wonderful new year and all the opportunities it brings. Signs of spring are already starting to appear, the days are getting longer, and it’s nearly Valentine’s Day, my favorite holiday. There are so many things to be thankful for and precious moments in time to enjoy and savor, like our beautiful walk to a waterfall. As I become more present, I really come to appreciate those moments. It’s the little things that make life so grand. Take time to notice the little things in your life. What are your “little things?” [Read more…] about It’s the Little Things – January 2014
The holiday season is in full swing and winter has arrived in the Northwest. It can be a hectic and stressful time of year which is all the more reason to take a minute, slow down, and savor life’s little things. December has been about trying new things for me – a new yoga studio, Argentinian Tango lessons with my husband, hanging mistletoe, a holiday party, and my new favorite winter pick-me-up – a juice called, “Here Comes the Sun.” It’s made with oranges, carrots, ginger, and chia seeds. It really does feel like sunshine on a chilly, wet, Portland day. I’m also writing my first eBook! I plan to share it with you in early January. It’s about designing your dream life and it’s a step-by-step guide for you to design, plan, and create the life you’ve always imagined.
Fall weather is definitely here in Portland and the rain has started. There are always breaks in the rain for short bursts of sunshine and a lazy Sunday afternoon with my husband and Marley at the dog park. As you become more present, you really come to appreciate those moments. It’s those little things that make life so grand.
Here are more things that make life grand – thoughtful blog posts and articles from around the web and of course, great books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Happy Thanksgiving!
Congratulations to Judy Helm Wright for her winning comment as selected by Random.org:
“Hello from beautiful Montana, Thanks to Brad for forwarding this from you. I like to celebrate by telling people what beautiful children they have. In my mind, I always hope they will treat their children with more respect if they know that others see, value and appreciate them. Sometimes parents are so busy with daily trivia (like making a living) that they forget how beautiful and precious their child is. It takes a village to raise children and we are all part of that village. Judy Helm Wright aka “Auntie Artichoke”
I appreciate each of you! Thanks again for reading LifeOhm.