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This Sense-ational Life {well being}


This Sense-ational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected way of life.  This week’s post features guest blogger (and dear friend of mine) Rosemary from Reflections of My World.  Rosemary’s site highlights areas of her life, including her love of photography and her mindful, courageous journey to wellness after being diagnosed with an illness of her thyroid.  She is living a Sense-ational Life one day at a time and inspiring others to do the same.    


What does that mean to you and me?

The dictionaries say well-being is a noun and that it is a good or satisfactory condition or existence.

We can have money and security, and even perceived advantages over others at times, but that may not truly serve our best interest or well-being.  Did we have to give up a part of ourselves (our uniqueness) in order to gain that wealth and security?  If so, we may not really be contributing to our own sense of well-being.

What are some of the little things that add to your sense of well-being? Is there fluff that you could eliminate that would allow you to replace it with something that validates your well-being?  Perhaps practice, saying NO to others when you know that request to serve or provide something just doesn’t feel right to you.  Trust your instincts.  REMEMBER, you can always say, “Sorry, I have a prior commitment.”  They do not have to know that the commitment is to take care of your own sense of well-being.

For me – it would be a balance of what is important to me.  To look forward to those daily tasks that allows me to truly enjoy “being in the moment and knowing that all is well with me”. I honestly can say my well-being has never been better.  This is me just after a haircut/style last week after a chunk of about 7 inches of my hair broke off after a radiation treatment. Relatives wanted me to go short, but I knew that didn’t feel right, so I did what would nourish my sense of well-being.  I think it shows too.



Here’s hoping you will take a few minutes and access your sense of well-being!

My website has also added a real sense of well-being for me. To be able to express my passions and thoughts and not worry what others may think.  Please feel free to visit my blogs and many pictures at Reflections of My World.


Sharing in This Sense-ational Life: Complete the Circle

If Rosemary’s post inspires thoughts about how you can or do experience a Sense of Well Being in your own life, I invite you to share your thoughts in a post and enter that post address in the linky below.  Make sure to link back to this post so your readers can discover Rosemary’s thoughts on well being and wellness too. Then, check back for others (including myself) who will be writing about This Sense-ational Life.

Words for 2013


When I have a party, I like to spiffy up the house, bring out a few niceties like super cool, patterned paper napkins or a favorite bottle of vino, light a few candles and make things special. Well, I am excited to have visitors to Creativity Tribe today for Word Hop 2013, hosted by a special group of ladies who took Kelly Rae Roberts‘ Flying Lessons with me in 2011.  I am thrilled to say the Flyers are still a tight group.  I consider them the fairy godmothers of Creativity Tribe.


Word Hop 2013 is all about the word each of us has chosen to guide our year.  It is about setting an intention.  This is one of my very favorite practices of the year. Last year, I chose the word Clarity. Throughout the year, I checked in with the word to see where it would lead me, and by the year’s end, I have to say, I felt like my word carried me through to a much more clear and focused place.

So this year, I am tweaking the game a bit. I am choosing a pair of words.

The first word came to me in early December. I chose the word GIFT….well, actually the words feel like they choose me.  My intention around GIFT is to explore and share my own gifts, redefine the gifts I have to share with the world, help others tap into their gifts, and look for and be grateful for the gifts others and the universe share with me. This word makes me feel super happy!

My second word has been like a persistent little child, jumping up and down begging…pick me too!  Okay, my little darling! I shall choose you…my second word is SENSATIONAL.  I have been playing with this word for several months already, in preparation for a year long blogging series that I hope will inspire paying more attention to the senses as a means of connecting more deeply with life.  I have invited a number of guest bloggers to write about the senses (defining them in a very loose way rather than with the traditional 5 we grew up with).  We will be exploring things like a Sense of Wonder, a Sense of Belonging, a Sense of Humor….you get the picture.


This Sense-ational Life

Get Inspired:  Every Tuesday (starting tomorrow), I am going to post some thoughts about one of the senses.  The post will either be written by me or a guest blogger (maybe you?).  Each post will provide a simple prompt for encouraging you to connect with that specific sense. To get more information about becoming a guest blogger for This Sense-ational Life, email me at

YOUR Sense-ational Life:  Bring something sensational to your life by exploring that week’s sense.  Then become part of the festivities by sharing your thoughts in the comments or by sharing what you discovered on your blog with a story, a doodle, an insight, experience or quote for how that sense works in your life. I will have a space for you to share your link so you can tell us how you see yourself connecting more with life through the senses.

OUR Sense-ational Lives:  Creativity Tribe will bloom this year. I can already feel it happening. One of the ways that will happen is by sharing our lives with one another in meaningful ways. There is magic in that sharing. I would love for you to be part of that connecting by supporting each other as we each craft our own Sense-ational Lives. Drop by and visit those who leave a link during the week. Support their becoming, their growth, their desire to be more present in their lives. Tell them just how SENSE-ational they are….and get ready for them to support you too.

Check out the very first This Sense-ational Life post.

A Sense of Connection


My Wish for You

May 2013 be a blessed year for you. May you know you are loved, find ways to love yourself  and others more deeply.  May you know joy and cultivate kindness towards yourself and others. May you find peace even in….especially in the midst of difficulty.  May you bloom and see the blooming in others.

Please leave a comment letting me know you dropped by. Then head back to Word Hop 2013 for more inspiration!





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