Author Archives: Velma

DIY Plastic-free weighted blanket

I recently figured out how to make a weighted blanket that didn’t use any plastic. I don’t have pics of the process yet, but here are just the instructions. I surveyed lots of other instructions for making weighted blankets. This … Continue reading

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Motherhood lessons – five years in

Well, Motherhood has been my biggest teacher to date. It’s taught me my most important lesson – that I have worth and dignity because I exist, not just because I do…and do…and do. The first several years of motherhood were … Continue reading

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Olieism 2.18.13

Situation: Sitting in the car before dropping Olie off for his first day of pre-school. Olie: Will you be going home to work? Me: Yes, I get to work on taxes. Olie: Texas is a weird state. Me: Yes, it … Continue reading

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The significance of the nautilus shell

I love this. The ancient Nautilus Shell is a symbol of proportional perfection. It is the most inspiring and energetic form known to human kind. It is also the perfect paradox – having survived relatively unchanged for millions of years, … Continue reading

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Growing Younger

From the March 30, 2012 issue of magazine “The Week” A 101-year-old great-great-grandmother was recognized by the Guinness World Records this week as the oldest woman to ever tandem paraglide. Mary Hardison of Ogden, Utah, took her record flight to … Continue reading

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