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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

Leap Day Marriage Proposal by Women

According to Irish lore a woman can propose to a man on February 29th - Leap day. This is apparently due to a deal  St. Bridget struck with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men every 4 years in order to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar. 

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty such as a gown or money if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. 
In Denmark tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
In Finland the tradition is that if a man refuses a woman's proposal on leap day he should buy her the fabrics for a skirt. 
So, ladies, this is your chance. If the man you love is taking his sweet time to propose, Leap day is your day!

Click on the picture to be taken to the article which gives you a step by step guide on how to propose to  a man!


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