I was going to blog today about prayer and manifestation and what happens when we don't follow those principals. But, I have something else to tell you. I have been pretty quiet on the blog front, and social media front, and life front for a while. Forgive me. My last post was just after getting my daughter off to school at the beginning of the year and that blog post was titled, "Ya'll" and I said , "Praying for a smooth year." I think that was my intuition kicking in. It must have been. The year has been anything but smooth. In fact, I think the words roller coaster, bumpy road, wind tunnel - those would be accurate descriptions of our year. Who knew we would be here today? I think I did.
Let's be honest, my life has never been smooth. With the exception of being born with the good fortune of wealthy parents, it really hasn't been smooth. And, I've always been okay with that. I mean, it's life. It's just what happens. Until, it's not just about you, it's about others (like your kids) and you sit and watch and wonder how the heck you find yourself here.
I cannot yet thrust the curtain fully aside as we are in the midst of what we hope will be a really great transition, but I can state emphatically that if something in your life is not working, then change it.
A long-term acquaintance of mine, a beloved member of a community that we have long been part of, and who doesn't know our current circumstances, but is familiar as a founding community member said recently on my Instagram page, "It's okay to walk away from things that can't be fixed."
I will leave you with this. Gratitude. It matters. Pass it on.
Y'all! I just went to the grocery store alone and will go home alone and actually get to work for nearly 3 hours at my clean desk with no one there while dinner simmers on the stove. Praying for a smooth year. Hooray for teachers and administrators.
It's 4:30 am and I have been awake since 2. After an hour and a half of tossing and turning I decided to tackle my biggest home task on my list today - cleaning off my desk. During the school year I was able to keep it clean. However, with the kids home and with my hubby home more (due to not having evening activities with the kids), my desk has become a dumping ground for pretty much everything. I have several hours of work to do today (assuming I can stay awake) and knocking this off my list is a blessing. (Trying to find the positive in a sleepless night.)
Today my youngest goes back to school. 6th grade. I'll post a selfie later with her and one of her alone as I promised her breakfast out this morning. Hmmm...I have had one cup of coffee and think I will have another. This may be a 3 cup today.
Have a good one! #insomnia #isitbedtimeyet #coffee
We took a drive today and ended up in Clarksville, which has a lovely downtown. We found the local museum open and spent a leisurely afternoon exploring local history. Noah didn't want to get out of bed this morning and we didn't eat breakfast until close to 11 because we were looking for a small hometown restaurant so we could try something new. This is almost unheard of as waiting that long for my first meal of the day is fast track to a migraine for me. But, I had a cup of coffee and a couple of crackers and held out! Do something different today with your family. Get away from the screens, take a step back from the onslaught of homework and housechores. You will be glad you did. Near the end, Noah said he was so glad he got up. Museums are his thing! #backroading#tennessee #clarksville #familyfun
Today my weekly newsletter goes out and I am admitting to being less than focused over the summer...every summer. I'm not sorry. I love being a free spirit with the kids during the summers. But, it can also be stressful as I am not working as much meaning less income meaning lots of other things.
The wheel of the year turned last week and the quickening that happens, at least for me, as we march toward fall and then winter and it all cycles again.
With some of my business coaching, my being coached, there's lots of talk of accountability and having a partner for that. It never really worked for me until this week.
I got a call from my hubby and a verbal kick in the pants to stop getting distracted by the shininess of summer and pull myself back together. I laughed when I realized I had a built in accountability partner all along. I laughed even more when he sent me a Bill Murray meme with a quote from the movie Stripes. One of my faves!
Refocus, get accountable and seize the day!
Here we go. The universe is conspiring for us to release our shit and move into a higher state of consciousness. Will you be a co-conspirator? Hint: the answer is yes. If you are spiritual entrepreneur, a healer, teacher, visionary or reader, you really need to harness this energy. Here's the thing. This particular energy will enable us to wipe that slate clean. Sort of. It is our job to continue to improve ourselves. Peel back those onion layers.
I work with healers and readers each day. Some are doing an amazing job of letting their light shine. Some are still in hiding and wondering why they are not getting the clients or income. Use these energies to clean the mirror so you can see yourself in your glory and then share that with the world.
We need your light more than ever!
#spiritualwebdesign #loa #iam
#nashville #fullmoon #goddessworshipper#heartcenteredentreprenuer
I'm on the road. A lot. Every day I ferry kids from one end of Nashville to the others, meet with clients, see friends, run errands. It crossed my mind one day that we are so fortunate that we have not been in any wrecks, though there have a been a few near misses. Then, it happened. The Moon and I were at a stand still, about 20 cars back and a guy plowed right into us from behind. It was all slow-motion and a little unreal. Thankfully we were both okay, the car has minimal damage and as I had my foot on the brake, I didn't go into the car in front of me.
After checking to be sure Arwyn was okay, scared and shaken, but okay, and calling the non-emergency Police number, I got out to assess the damage. The man who hit us remained in his car. We pulled off the road into a parking lot and proceeded to wait (for 3 LONG HOT HOURS) for the Police to arrive. In the meantime, my husband came to check on us and took the little one home and I alternated between pacing and sitting in my air conditioned vehicle.
When the Police came and the other driver and I stood outside while the formalities were dealt with, we chatted and I knew there was something to pay attention to during this conversation. As a Cancer with Scorpio rising, I see the hidden that sometimes others don't or won't see and this was no different. The gentleman, in his 60's was overweight in ill-fitting clothing, in need of a hair cut, was in bad health and had been at the hospital getting his prescription filled (the VA was my guess), and seemed so sad and lonely. He was driving his mother's Mercury Marquis and told me about his brother who had died of Agent Orange and his father, a veteran who had fought in 3 wars. It had been 13 years since he lost his father and I am quite sure he still lives in his childhood home. No wedding ring. No mention of a wife or children. Soon, all was finished and we went on our way. I came home and we all swam in our neighbor's pool while chatting with them as I was quite sore and felt a salt-water dip would soothe my bones.
That night and the next day I pondered the events and knew this was a message from the Universe. I know nothing of the man other than what he shared. But, I believe I am an astute judge of character and can sometimes find as much in what is not shared in the story as what is. This man seemed to me to have a life not lived. He also seemed to be holding a grief that has gripped him as he lost his parents and sibling. It appeared he had no data on his phone and shared with me he spent a lot of time watching documentaries on You Tube.
There have been days in the last year when I have won. I've gotten up and faced the Universe and gripped the bull by the horns and walked away at the end of the day a winner. There have been days when I have been worn down by grief and the weight of all of the things I need to do or places I need to go or feeling physically ill due to everything. But, at the end of the day, or sometimes the next morning, I remember all I have accomplished and all I have overcome and the goodness around me and begin again.
I don't believe we only live once. But, I do believe we only live THIS life once. Make a good one. Do something good. Something amazing! It may be raising a family, it may be becoming a healer, it may be fame as a recording artist. It may be some of it all. Live life. Forge ahead and be your best. Life your best with no regrets. If you do not already embrace this, start today. It's never too late!
This is what happens at camp.at the Dyer Observatory. Ice cream made with nitrogen and fresh ingredients. It was great seeing 20+ middle schoolers all in one place because they love science. I am not a science person. I am more the ethereal, you can't prove it's not real person. But, my girl loves science just like her dad. When I picked her up today it was interesting to see these kids, not in competitive mode, just in awe of the PhDs from the week, craving more. How were we so blessed with 2 athletic and academically gifted kids? #grateful#dyerobservatory #mightygirl #unstoppable
I’m Dana Croy and I am a modern day mama. Balancing family and work is not always easy (not to mention a little self-care). Though being Mama to two fantastic kiddos is a huge part of my life, that was not always the case. I wear many other hats and invite to sit down and find harmony with me.