This little devotion book centered around Mary Oliver’s poetry and traveling to Greece/Italy a few weeks ago completely transformed my Lent season. What has impacted your heart and Lent season this year?

I offer you peace
I offer you love
I offer you friendship
I see your beauty
I hear your need
I feel your feelings

Note to self:
None of us are getting out alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought.
Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you're carrying in your heart like a hidden treasure.
Be silly. Be weird. Be kind. There's no time for anything else.
-Nanea Hoffman

PSA for the strugglers:
Life isn’t about perfection; Life is all about mistakes. Life isn’t about having it all figured out; Life is constant change and growth.

It was so cold out this morning that the snowflakes that were suspended in the air reflected the sun so close to me I could almost touch the rainbow. Glorious!

This is Charlie, he’s an Auggie (mini aussie/corgi mix) he’s eight months old and way to cute to handle 😂 you can find him on Instagram (at)charlietheauggie

I just finished watching “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?”.

I’m an emotional mess. I have never cried so much during a movie.

Please, please, please watch this movie. It is engaging. It is inspiring. It is a great piece of cinema.

PSA:
We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out - and we have only just begun.
Take some time today for wonder & awe; and for self-care.

Last night I went to a workshop on dismantling toxic masculinity. While I adored the conversations and topics it covered, it also saddened me that many of the men in my life that want to engage with the topic don't have an open space outside of one-on-one conversations where they can talk about the impacts it has had on their life and how to navigate it. So this is me opening the conversation on here in hopes of bringing united voice, restoration, and space to those of you that need it most. 💛

Hey gorgeous!
Take some time, look at your hands.
Those incredible miracles.
They do so many things without you always consciously telling them to.
You use them to touch, hold, create and love.
Look at them, be surprised by the veins threading carefully just underneath a thin layer of skin, maybe there are scars on them that help tell your story. Look, appreciate them, consciously appreciate and love them. They are yours.

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

~Anne Lamott

Self-Care/Keys to Remaining healthy:

Forgive first
Complain less
Be honest & humble
Be teachable & dare to change
Never take people or life for granted
Don’t let your job/work stress control you
Block all the hate & negativity
Judge less
Love more

Stop your scroll

Release the tension in your jaw

Take 3 deep breaths, paying attention to ever second. in and out.

Ask your body "what do you need right now?"

Give it space and silence to respond

Ask your heart "what do you need right now?"

Give it space and silence to respond

Take the answers seriously and honor them as best you can.

In honor of Black History Month, consider downloading Layla Saad’s *free* workbook, “Me and White Supremacy,” and starting the extremely uncomfortable but utterly necessary work of confronting the ways in which you’ve benefited from white supremacy. When I say “you,” I also mean me. This is painful and ugly stuff, but I know the discomfort i feel is not even a drop in the bucket compared to the pain of experiencing racism. Download at meandwhitesupremacybook.com or find her at @laylafsaad on IG

For all you Mary Oliver fans out there, here’s a gift to you from Winter Hours.

Remember what Fr Rohr said....

“There is nothing to prove and nothing to protect. I am who I am and it's enough.”

Have a blessed day y'all.

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