Category Archives: Holistic Living

At This Moment

At this moment, I am… ~enjoying the dark, early morning hours. Alone. Savoring the dawn of this new day. ~returning to the warm, blanket-covered couch after clipping zinnias by cell phone light early this morning for a late-October bouquet. ~mopping … Continue reading

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At This Moment

At this moment, I am… ~awakening this space that lay dormant for 22 months. ~blending a fresh batch of handmade lotion. ~preparing for one last week of homeschool lessons before taking a much-needed spring break. ~creating my list of seeds … Continue reading

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Retreat

Despite the grey, drab day, my girls and I were teeming with excitement last Wednesday as we slowly drove down Rockton Road, where the path before us turned from asphalt to crunchy limestone gravel beneath our tires.  We knew we … Continue reading

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10 Years

This year marked a pretty big milestone in the Fagan house.  This Thanksgiving was our tenth year hosting our favorite of all holidays.  We love Thanksgiving because it is a time to truly appreciate family, without the distraction of gifts … Continue reading

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More Than a Party

A few months ago, while nestled in my bed reading an issue of my favorite magazine, Taproot, I happened upon a lovely little piece written by Amanda Riley about a gathering called a “Swap Party.”  The concept and spirit behind … Continue reading

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Create

I have been thinking deeply lately about the notion of creating.  In a world of increasing destruction and devastation, the simple act of creating something, creating anything really, is cathartic. At our homeschool co-op I teach a writing and an … Continue reading

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The Equinox

As I grow older, I feel my connection with Earth and her rhythms strengthening.   Becoming more intertwined.  When I first began gardening in my late twenties, I found that cord of connection beginning to weave and form itself, as … Continue reading

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Recharge

A while back a friend said to me, “In an airplane emergency, first you must put on your own oxygen mask, then help those around you. Have you put on your life mask first?” Since December, I have diligently tried … Continue reading

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In Gratitude

Awhile back, I use to post trinkets of thanks each week.  I felt that in expressing my gratitude I was able to put positive vibes out into the atmosphere, and illustrate that it is often those seemingly minuscule or insignificant … Continue reading

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The Apothecary

About a year ago, my husband bought me this fabulous piece of furniture for a late birthday present.  I had been eyeing it for a couple years at a great local shop, and I knew exactly what I would use … Continue reading

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