Category Archives: A Quarantined Life

A Quarantine Life…Seizing The Spirit of Summer

With Memorial Day behind us the unofficial beginning of Summer is upon us… Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life…Creativity…Let’s Make Pizza

Many of us think in terms of creativity as making something. However did you know that the root word for creative is ‘to grow’ Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life…What I’ve Learned About Myself…(so far)

Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all. Hello, sweet friend… There has never been a better time to get to know yourself —intentionally or not… This week I decided to take Joe’s suggestion and write about masks. I’m now realizing that perhaps he was referring to the cute ones I made… that being said… I’ve been able to see and experience another part of myself day-to-day…week-to-week in this whole evolution of quarantine time. It’s a strange revelation, during a time of social distancing, just how important a healthy relationship with yourself can be. As life pauses and reorganizes… I’ve found this time as a unique opportunity to embrace these changes, by being more loving …kind and compassionate to myself. I’ve always thought ( been told ) I was an extrovert as I excel in social situations… don’t have trouble talking to (never) or in front of (seldom) … Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life…Memory of My Mother

I have a wonderful memory that goes back to when I was in the third grade. Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life…Cultivate-Reset…(+ Boston Cream Pie)

Happy May!🌸 The best is yet to be… Hello, sweet friend… When I chose “cultivate” as my word for 2020 http://marciascottagebythesea.com/hello-january/I had no idea what this year would bring… But it is was a word I wanted to explore… To cultivate a more meaningful life… It wasn’t about living life under perfect circumstances… It was about doing the best I could with the circumstances I found myself in… creating greater peace, comfort and belonging. It gives me chills to even think about how this unexpected turn of events in our world is transforming how we live… Cultivating a more meaningful life has taken on a deeper meaning as I learn to navigate these current times. A “Cultivated” life has evolved into more than a year long mantra… It has now become a daily reality check for me… and for when these uncertain times are over. It’s about taking intentional baby … Continue reading

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