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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 my worth with …

DIY: Cinder block Centerpieces

I love this idea. It's simple and high impact. Plus if you do this centerpiece at the beginning of the Summer it will last long into the Fall. Grasses are wonderful for their durability as well as their beauty. Where I used to live I had all different kinds of them dotting the front garden and they looked beautiful even when snow covered. You can use any kind of grass to do this centerpiece OR if you prefer, you may use colorful potted plants. Just stick the plant in a Mason jar that fits into the cinder block. For complete instructions please click here



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