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I love gathering and curating ideas and resources that enhance and enrich life. With the ever-expanding amount of information we have access to, finding what may be applicable to us can be overwhelming.  It can be very helpful to have someone do the research, gather information and share what they found on a topic.  Most of the topics being explored here can be of interest and useful to people of all ages. Click on “Start… Continue reading

Personal Liminal Space – A Cross-County Move In the Space Between  

I’ve reflected on the liminal space we are all experiencing during this pandemic here: https://carolbrusegar.com/liminal-spaces-in-between-time/  It is a time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, a season of waiting, and not knowing. Now I am in a specific personal liminal space. Within a few weeks, I will be moving from Nashville, TN to Cypress, CA to be near my family. They moved from Nashville to California four years… Continue reading

Liminal Spaces in Our Lives – the ‘In Between’ That Continues

I certainly didn’t imagine a few months ago that the pandemic and its myriad impacts would still be affecting us on a daily basis as we move into September! I hadn’t thought much about such occurrences, and I must admit in retrospect that I wasn’t really affected mentally or in any other way by the most recent H1-N1 or Ebola epidemics. It was on my radar, but it didn’t impact my day-to-day reality. And here… Continue reading

Using Liminal Space to Create the Next Reality in America

“It would be difficult to exist in this time of global crisis and not feel caught between at least two worlds—the one we knew and the one to come. Our consciousness and that of future generations has been changed. We cannot put the genie back in the bottle.” Those words by Richard Rohr, author and theologian, articulate something many of us are feeling. It has been several months (for lots of us) of being under… Continue reading

Nurturing Creative Thinking in Challenging Times

  “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook   “Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” ~ Edward de Bono Our ability to be creative has been called upon so much during these times when everything is different, changing and unpredictable. It’s required for each of us to navigate daily life. And it’s absolutely necessary for… Continue reading

The Art of Allowing – When Everything is Topsy-Turvy

2020 so far has been topsy-turvy for all of us. So much has changed, so much is uncertain. For some of us it’s disastrous in terms of income, housing and of course health. There is a wide spectrum between those most severely impacted and those who are affected in less extreme ways. But every single person is affected. As someone noted, “We’re all in the same storm, but we’re not in the same boat.” We… Continue reading

Summer Superfood Smoothies For Health And Energy

Summer is winding down, but warm weather continues for many areas. I have noticed my early summer focus on healthy eating has diminished. Perhaps you have also. This is a good time to re-look at some options and boost our health and energy as we move into fall with all of its unique 2020 challenges. If you’d like to refresh your memory of options of summer superfoods and what they offer, I wrote about them… Continue reading

Dixie, Stephen Foster and the Song Track of Our Childhoods

    “I wish I was in de land oh cotton, old times dar am not forgotten, Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land. In Dixie Land whar I was born in, Early on one frosty mornin’, Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land! Den I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray, Hooray!  In Dixie Land I’ll take my stand to lib and die in Dixie.Away, away, away down south in Dixie….” I picture… Continue reading

10 Minute Tasks – a Way to Break Through Overwhelm Fog

Do you ever experience overwhelm fog – kind of like brain fog? I certainly do, especially at times when things are so uncertain, when it’s hard to plan, and when there are so many things to manage that are different from what we are used to. You may have used a variety of systems to manage all the parts of your life – home, school, work, volunteer commitments, personal care and development, family obligations of… Continue reading

Ways to Use Five Healing Spices to Boost Your Immune System

In a previous post, A Spicy Approach to Staying Healthy, I introduced five healing spices that are likely in your cupboard and that can help keep your immune system strong. How can we use turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cumin, and cloves to make a difference in our health? Here are some suggestions for using each. How to Use Turmeric You can choose to use either the ground powder or the fresh turmeric root. The powder… Continue reading

A Spicy Approach to Staying Healthy

As we continue during a time of pandemic, our concern about not being infected by the COVID-19 virus persists and grows. We know the actions that will decrease our chances of that happening from our public health officials. Generally boosting our immune system is critical even more than usual to ensure our general health and wellness. We need to keep our bodies strong, address deficiencies and be able to ward off other illnesses and conditions… Continue reading