So, we ran out of internet at the end of the month. ['tis an exasperating situation stemming from pitiful rural service, bandwidth limits and an autistic child who doesn't quite grasp the idea of moderation. :)] Once we reach our limit, our speed slows down to those circa 1996. Remember those days? You could go and make a cup of tea while waiting for your email to load? Ah, good times. So, yes, I spent the last ten days trapped in the internet-nineties.

And then my computer died.

True story.

The universe is trying to tell me something in that mad-glint-in-the-eye, be-careful-what-you-wish-for sort of way.

You want analogue? I'll give you analogue...

Between moments of lying face-down on the floor [there was a brief spell when I thought I'd lost my manuscript revisions] and moments of quiet delight [because, I sort of really do want analogue], I've managed to wrangle the entire experience into some semblance of perspective.

Sort of.

The pendulum swings wildly between packing it all in and soldiering valiantly on.

Currently, I'm a digital nomad...scurrying furtively from one borrowed computer to another. I'm still toying with the idea of packing it in and becoming a recluse.

In the meanwhile....

My beautiful friend Lis, who has reliably talked me off countless digital ledges in the past, is once again gearing up for her wonderful, annual, offering - HeartFull Living.


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This year's offering is particularly near-and-dear to me as Lis is donating all proceeds to HETRA, which is an equine therapy organization in her area. I know very well the magic of horse medicine and Lis gets to experience it full on when she volunteers there. You can read her post about that here.

Lis has asked me to join a collection of wonderful souls as a guest contributor this year - which tickles me beyond belief. As a contributor, I get to join in with the group but because I love Lis so much and am so inspired by both her work and her mission and because I know the incredible gift that these horses are -  I signed up again.

Which means I have a spot to give away.

And so I thought one of you might fancy it.

If you do - and why wouldn't you?! - leave a comment and I'll pick a name at random on...let's say.....Thursday February 11th? Sound good?

The conversations of HeartFull Living never fail to prop me up -- especially at this time of year when my spirit is certainly flagging. It's gentle simplicity and thoughtfulness  is a welcome balm to my weary soul.

It's a Very Good Thing Indeed.

~m. xo

ps. feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might enjoy the gathering - you can never have too much love.