Self-Care Sign In – 5

Self-Care Sign In – 5

Self-care takes many forms, as we here at Splendor try hard to point out. This crucial tool to thrive in the modern world can look very different based on personality, stress level, time of year, and just what the heck is going on. When you commit to looking after...
Self-Care Sunday – 4

Self-Care Sunday – 4

I said at the beginning of this “self care year” that I hoped to post once a week. Well, that clearly hasn’t happened, but I’m giving myself permission to be be gentle with myself in view of all that’s going on – in addition to a...
Self-Care Sign In – 3

Self-Care Sign In – 3

(I picked “Sign In” since it isn’t Sunday, but it has a nice ring to it, so we’ll call it a happy accident!) Weeks like this last one serve as a wonderful reminder of the importance of revisiting – often! – the “why” of...
Self-Care Sunday – 2

Self-Care Sunday – 2

Here in my part of North Carolina, we’ve gotten socked by a little snow and a lot of sleet, which is MILES better than freezing rain, but is still a bother. Fingers crossed that the predicted gusty winds don’t bring down tree limbs and power lines,...
Self-Care Sunday – 1

Self-Care Sunday – 1

I can’t pinky-swear that all of these posts will be “Self-Care Sunday” posts, but it does have a nice ring to it and I certainly do hope to post these check-ins regularly throughout the year. It’s an accountability measure – self-care is...
The Essentials – A Hot Bath!

The Essentials – A Hot Bath!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve added to the “essentials” category here on the Diva Dispatch. If you’d like to read the other posts in this group, please just enter the term “essentials” in the search box and the blog...
Looking Forward

Looking Forward

A useful thing I’ve done for the last few years is to take the week between Christmas and the New Year to do some pondering. I have discovered that this sort of deep thinking is best done quietly, by oneself, and in very comfortable clothes (quality pondering...
Joie 25 – Reading

Joie 25 – Reading

I’m a reader. Always have been. I grew up in a family that prized education and books and I had my first library card (a pasteboard affair with a little metal plate embedded in it) before I could actually read. Reading is, and always has been, an activity that...
Joie 24 – The Cozy Edition!

Joie 24 – The Cozy Edition!

It has arrived. That first day where it’s logical to turn on the heat on the commute to work, even though you know that you’ll be using the A/C on the return trip. Yes, that’s fall in the South. That means it’s time to spend some time seriously...
Joie 23 – Fall!

Joie 23 – Fall!

Oh, I know. Fall gets a bad reputation, in large part due to pumpkin spice overtaking absolutely everything. (And yes, I enjoy pumpkin spice in my coffee. But I can cheerfully admit that it’s gotten out of hand.) Here in the South, summer lingers quite a while...