Happy? Happy.

Summer Denise is a voracious reader. September to June, I am consumed by reading essays, writing lesson plans and going to bed at 8 pm… sometimes 7:15 pm. Tightly wound, but efficient as all-get-out. It’s a trade-off. My mother bought me a copy of The Ultimate Happiness Prescription by Deepak Chopra several years ago. I… Continue reading Happy? Happy.

Throwback: Found but Still Lost

Around this time every year, I publish a story that I wrote in 2016… a reminder to some, new knowledge to others, about why Rescue exists. We won’t stop until they are all safe and loved. Found but Still Lost I am the initial point of contact when someone emails information@longislandrabbitrescue.org.  This month, the number… Continue reading Throwback: Found but Still Lost

An Interesting Time

The idiom “worried sick” has been around since the 1800s. Worry, stress, anxiety, and fear can lower your immune system. It’s reasonable to concerned as there are so many unknowns right now… but worrying yourself sick over the current situation (or over anything) does not serve you or serve the world! As schedules and settings… Continue reading An Interesting Time

Words & Intention

I know Emika Smith through my Rescue work… but I’ve gotten to know her, the brave, introspective her who is unafraid to tell her truth and is empowered to step out and speak up, through her social media posts. She posted something several weeks ago about her weight loss journey that just struck me. In… Continue reading Words & Intention

Throwback: Lessons Learned

Enjoy this throwback post from February 2016 titled Lessons Learned… Have I learned and worked the lessons? Something to reflect on today! I’ve learned so much about rabbits in my nearly four years as a volunteer for the Long Island Rabbit Rescue… but I’ve learned even more about people. I’ve observed volunteers of all ages… Continue reading Throwback: Lessons Learned

Unbridled

Unbridled. Unchecked. Unrestrained. Uncontrolled. That’s accurately describes oh so many of the relationships in our lives. Every time you’ve said yes to plans when you wanted to stay home, every time you’ve wanted to pick the restaurant but acquiesced, every time you’ve kept your lips closed when you truly had something to say, you lacked… Continue reading Unbridled

Cheers.

I don’t journal daily. I vision cast and write about my goals and the movement I’m forging alongside you beauties but I don’t write about my day or my feelings with consistency… except here. I do keep a precise calendar. You can’t manage time but you can manage activity. You’ve heard me say before that… Continue reading Cheers.

Throwback: Gifts

As we roll rapidly into the gift-giving season, allow me to share with you a vintage story from December 2016 titled “Gifts.” I love giving gifts.  I guess that’s my “love language,” if you subscribe to that philosophy (remember, vintage “RHOC” with Vicki talking love languages…).  It’s not a materialistic thing; it’s a symbolic gesture. … Continue reading Throwback: Gifts