what i’ve found:
Women protest for the right to enter a temple, January 1, in Kerala State, India.
“Cautiously optimistic,” sounds like the prognosis for the development of a disease, but in this case I’m cautiously optimistic about 2019.
Like many of us, I’ve felt kind of “sick” these past two years.
There have been so many things to be sick about, and yet the aftermath of illness, even crises, is sometimes a new kind of health. We realize what caused us to be sick, what we’ve learned from it, and what we have to do next.
Yes, we’re weary, but also wiser and ready to move on with compassion towards ourselves and others.
During that week between Christmas and the New Year, the one I like so much, I heard quite a few people talking about their resolution to be more “mindful” in the upcoming year. That’s one of my goals, because one way to remain healthy is to stay mindful.
When you pay attention to what’s going on around you, you can better attend to the needs of others as well as your own. It’s a must for health and happiness and one you can only really appreciate once you start practicing. So start already.
what i’ve found
In my continued search for unique, ethically made, smaller companies that make quality products I’ve found some things I want to share with you. Most of them, from bed sheets to cashmere sweaters, I’ve bought myself.
I’ve done the research, I’ve slept on the sheets and worn the cashmere.
Other things I’ve discovered while doing what I do: endlessly “catch and curate,” by perusing magazines, reading blogs, looking at Instagram, and visiting new brands. While these are endorsements, none have been sponsored.
Because my husband, henceforth to be known as K, took the week off between Christmas and the New Year, we slept a lot, really, a lot. That’s not something we usually do, but I think we were trying to “catch up.”
Whether or not catching up with sleep is possible, I can’t help but believe that the new Brooklinen sheets I bought for us before Christmas had something to do with how well we slept.