Tea Time


It happened again. Two nights in a row. My tea advised me, and I listened.

In order to Be Well, I need to care for myself, which is hard. I care for others really well.

Today caring for myself looked like core work in the morning and getting out the bar of artisan soap that has been sitting in an artisan bag in my bathroom cabinet since Boston. For me to use.

It looked like a visit to the chiropractor after work for therapy on my back and then coming home to fix a dinner that everyone enjoyed. Surprisingly! (I will share that secret at a future date.)

It looked like delving into the kitchen set and setting some things in order.

It looked like taking a few minutes to write and be grateful and unwind before bed.

Goodnight, Friends!

What helps you Be Well? Do tell!


4 thoughts on “Well?

  1. Davene Grace

    Good for you!

    What helps me be well? Actually, I’m NOT feeling well today, but I’m sure it’s nothing more than a little cold. Despite my achiness and discomfort, my soul has been nourished by hot tea (although mine wasn’t served nearly as elegantly as yours) 🙂 and especially by finding little moments of joy in the midst of a somewhat difficult day…joy from things like David’s jokes that we’re recording for his blog…like Moriah’s delight at watching home videos on my blog…like Tobin’s sweet smiles and Shav’s request for another hug and kiss at bedtime…like Josiah’s enthusiasm(!) for the standardized test he was taking today. But I’ll admit that as the boys’ bedtime approached, I prayed, “God, PLEASE give me the strength to get through the next hour or so, because I’m afraid I’m going to bite somebody’s head off!”

    1. Julie

      Coming to your words late, yet at just the right time, I am reminded of how grateful I am for you and what a gift you are. Thank you for replying to my question and encouraging my blogging and mostly for the incredible example of mothering you are. Every blessing and much love , Dear One.

  2. Heather

    What helps me ‘Be Well’ is two-fold and the first is not so good cause it’s really just coping & getting through and that’s food, stress eater over here. The second is HOPE, knowing that this is for but a moment and something different and better is on the other side, like time to do core and write a book and have my own friends…

    1. Julie

      Oh, hope, that beautiful thing. Hold onto it. Thank you for showing up here and your patience with me and mostly for the gift of your presence on the blog. Blessings and love.


Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

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