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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 …

Backyard Inspiration - Part 4

Well, it's that time of year again and I have been feverishly working on a new outdoor plan after my deck plans were kyboshed by the city......(don't go there, I can't even talk about it I'm so mad!). So, after much deliberation, my husband and I have decided on a very simple scheme that contains a lot of black, green and orange-brown like in the picture shown above. The transformation has started but it will take us at least another month to finish if the rain ever goes away. I will post the pics as soon as they are ready. 




All photos are from my Outdoor Inspiration board on Pinterest. 

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