We are an Oregon-based business. You can shop tax free!


I’m Linda, and my style is to keep my blog posts short and sweet, and always insightful. My goal is to help you expand your thinking and your world, to thrive and feel good about you.

in change

Oct 27, 2020

Seasons change and so do I

 Dear Readers,

There is so much negativity happening in our country, and I didn’t want to add to it by writing a heavy post. So, I’ve decided to talk about harvesting, that wonderful tradition that happens in the fall season. And just because we are in a pandemic, there is no reason we can’t commemorate it.  

I get it, 2020 has been hellish; a pandemic, America’s awakening to the reality that its Black citizens’ lives do matter, and to top it off this is our election year. So yes, it’s been one big ol’ yowza.  I personally experienced a wild fire at my back door, an evacuation order, and heavy smoke for weeks but through it all my journal writing has kept me sane.

Consistent journaling has built up my spiritual strength, maintained my emotional balance, and yes, even helped to keep my A1C levels in check without turning my back on my favorite candy. I have been able to refinance my home (watch for that one in another post), maintain my blog, create new products, and forge new business alliances.

What about you? Did you perhaps discover a hidden talent? Find a new career? Enjoy a new creative outlet? Whatever it is, I would love to hear about it.

Always envision the best.

Aug 3, 2020

Staying spontaneous in a pandemic

Terri asked:

I’m so glad we are addressing race in a way we never have before. But it’s the pandemic that leaves me feeling drained, overwhelmed and even depressed. I use to be so free and spontaneous. What can I do to get some of that old me back?

Terri, living in a pandemic demands that you pay attention to details. Everything must be planned and scheduled, effectively curbing any spontaneity that would normally bring a sense of freedom and happy attitudes to our days.

In a lot of ways, we’ve ground to a halt, and we’re feeling the chafe. We’re all looking for new ways to entertain ourselves, to keep us busy while maintaining our sanity. How can we bring spontaneity back into our everyday existence? Or at least, what can I do to make me feel like I’m indulging my need to be impulsive, instead of grabbing the keys and heading to somewhere nonessential? What could possibly be the upside of this COVID pandemic?

One thing COVID has taught me is to approach things differently; my outlook, my attitudes, my routines. That includes tweaking how we do spontaneous.

Can I see evidence of it around me? Actually, I can. I can see it every day reflected back at me in the beauty and comfort of my garden, my property, and inside my home.

The relaxing space I call home with its light-filled rooms and cheery colors, remind me that it was spontaneity, with a bit of planning and scheduling, was the driving force that created my surroundings. Instead of running out the door for an impromptu meet up with friends, I focused on improving my surroundings. Or tried a new recipe. Or added a bird feeder in the yard.

I’m viewing impulsivity in a new, creative way; a COVID way of living in the moment. Do yourself a favor, and stop looking for your life to go back to the way it was. And that’s plenty spontaneous for now.



Privacy Policy
Terms and Conditions
All sales final. No Returns.
We will happily replace items damaged in transit.
Affirmatively You
P O Box 1574
Jacksonville, OR 97530
General inquiries:
Affirmatively You. Theme by BD.