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Weekend Coffee Share: And so it begins…

Good evening (or good morning… depending on your POV)! This week, if we were sharing details of our personal lives over coffee, mine would be decidedly decaf!

I’m writing to you while all curled up and ready for bed. It’s after midnight and the #JustAddTea Twitter party will be going down in less than 11 hours… and I haven’t slept yet…

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Weekend Coffee Share: Is it really over?

This weekend, if we were sharing coffee, it would be the blonde roast that was a gift from my student, and we’d be curled up in our PJ’s. A kind of slumber party version of the Weekend Coffee Share. And a short post at that.

Not much has happened over the last couple of weeks.

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That Friday Feeling: The Beauty of a BuJo

Over Lughnasadh, I mentioned that I’ve found a way to balance my “real life” with my “spiritual life” using a Bullet Journal. My “real life” includes all those little tasks that are boring but necessary… like chores and a job, whereas my “spiritual life” is what I used to call all the little things I’m drawn to, including my creativity and my desire to help people.

The last few years, I’ve learned that those “real life” tasks are often in the category of “executive functioning skills,” and that is one of those areas where some people on the spectrum (myself included) struggle.

So what exactly are “Executive Functioning Skills?” And how can a bullet journal help?

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Merry Lughnasadh: Face the Sun

Welcome to my favorite time of the year! I’m not quite sure why this holiday is my favorite. I looked back at a few of my previous Lughnasadh posts and it seems that it has a lot to do with what it represents: Lugh the Long-Armed.

And while I do appreciate his story, I don’t know if that’s why I like this time of year so much.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Summer’s flying!

Welcome! Pull up a chair, grab you a cup of whatever caffeinated beverage you’re craving, and let’s chat a while.

This week, my “coffee” is actually a tea. During the earlier camp Nano, I joined a tea swap, and now I have a ton of interesting flavors to try out. I’ll be taking some of them with me when I go on “vacation” next week.

It’s really more of a “stay-cation,” but it will get me out of the house nonetheless.

But that’s not what we’re here to discuss. We’re here to review this past week and then talk about things to come!

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That Friday Feeling: Focus on the Positive.

For those of you who are part of the writing community on Twitter, first of all, Thank You!! Thank you for all your support that you give one another and being such an amazing example of what we can accomplish when we try to support one another instead of trying to tear each other down!

This past weekend’s #JustAddTea chat was all about celebrations, and while it did include how to use celebration in our works in progress (or WIPs, for those of you in the know), it began by emphasizing our own successes, both big and small.

This is a thing we should all do a little more.

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