Author: Jen Busfield

Plethora of Prayers | March 6, 2017

It’s time to grow – and with that comes struggle. I get that. And I want to do a better job of getting it – making sure that I build enough time for self-care, making sure that I set realistic goals. But I still want to do it all — But good growth, sustainable growth, means focus, redefining/re-prioritizing and letting things go. Sigh. We’re back to it again. The hardest part – the letting go. Cutting back growth that’s already happened, in order to grow stronger, truer. I know that I want a harvest of light and love –...

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Mr. J. and Me | Telescopes and Thrifting

While he was trying to engage the kid in conversation, Mr. J. learned that he liked science, having a special interest in space and geology. “Well, now. You know, I was looking at a telescope just the other day. I thought it might be really nice to take out in the yard to see what we see…would you like that?” He continued, turning his attention to me and telling me about the kids of his nieces and nephews ranging in ages from 5 to 13, and wouldn’t it be a nice activity for all the young ones… “Yep. I...

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Plethora of Prayers | March 5, 2017

A day of rest, of creation, of connection. A day of saying YES to the things that are closest to my heart. I’m thankful for days like these, to share heart to heart with a close friend. To learn and question – and offer perspective – in safe space. To develop and plan, and hopefully, improve each other’s paths. I know that my son sees and hears this, and I hope he absorbs the goodness of the exchange. And that, in his own way, he will learn to connect and grow with his own friends. To me, it is...

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Mr. J. and Me | Helping with the Fitbit (Part 2)

I walked a little more confidently to the side door and tapped a few times – his hearing is excellent – and he promptly answered. It was Fitbit set up…Day 2. It needed to charge so that we could connect via Bluetooth. I had to explain what Bluetooth was (Lord have mercy, my tech friends would have a heyday with how THAT explanation went down)…and then adjust a timer setting on his phone to make sure it didn’t timeout. The kid joined us a few minutes later, and sweet Mr. J. did his best to engage him in conversation....

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Intermittent Fasting Week 28 | Drink Up, Baby – Water is Life

And…I’m back on track. Read: Intermittent Fasting – Previous Posts Wanna know why? Because…water before coffee. Because of life transitions in the new year, my daily schedule has been in flux. And, because I am out of routine, certain things have suffered, like my water intake. Water is life. It’s good for all kinds of processes in your body. I know – without a shadow of a doubt – that water keeps me sane. It keeps me positive, because my body has the hydration to function. When I don’t get enough water, I’m grumpy and easily more tired to...

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