Good Posture Starts in the Mind

The Philosopher Princess is on the warpath this morning, friends, so take your precautions, please. There may or may not be some bad words and strange ideas to follow. Gird your loins. One of my 22 in 22, that is, my New Years Resolutions, is that I want to improve my posture. I told theContinue reading “Good Posture Starts in the Mind”

22 in 22: Slouchery, Tracking and Mindfulness

The next three goals on my list of 22 in 22 are: #16 Improve my posture More than twenty years ago, I took an adult ballet class. I remember very very clearly thinking, about our instructor, “That woman is so beautiful.” There is nothing that makes a girl feel more like a clod than aContinue reading “22 in 22: Slouchery, Tracking and Mindfulness”

An unexpected twist in the fairytale

All this last week as I drove the scalawags to school we have been listening to circus music. I think it started because my eldest yanked out the USB drive we had been listening to, and the youngest jostled him and the USB drive fell between the seats, unrecoverable. I do believe that there wereContinue reading “An unexpected twist in the fairytale”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Gravitas

Gravitas, you silly creature. Gravitas, as I went into detail about in an article earlier this year, is a word to describe what I imagine growing up might look like. This desire to grow-up is something that has been part of me for as long as I can remember. I have yet to grow up.Continue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Gravitas”

How to be your own fairy god-mother

As I was pondering our next steps together regarding the Ideal Life Exercise, I came to a conclusion: I have been a little loosey-goosey with language. That probably won’t change, but I do want to issue a bit of a correction, so that as we go forward you don’t get the wrong idea about myContinue reading “How to be your own fairy god-mother”

Ideal Life Week Two

Let’s recap yesterday’s episode: For each day of the Ideal Life Exercise there is a theme, one broad category of life in which I believe that if I made progress, I would be closer to my Ideal Life, as defined by a long series of In my Ideal Life I am a person who… statements.Continue reading “Ideal Life Week Two”

One Theme to Rule them All

I’m going to put something out there, and I would simply ask that you be open minded enough to hear me out. I will not try to convince you of anything, nor do an altar call at the end. If it turns you off, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The Ideal LifeContinue reading “One Theme to Rule them All”

Darling Poppy: A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

A note from Lily: I am so excited to introduce you to my sister, Poppy Fields, seen here with the amazing, indomitable and indefatigable Jazz, writing her debut article for Lily Fields Challenge. Poppy has been working behind the scenes to get our Newsletter up and running, has an article forthcoming for the blog, willContinue reading “Darling Poppy: A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self”

Miss Fields Writes Back

To: Mme L.F. Indulgent-ScalawagsAlsace, France From: Miss Lily FieldsWoods by the Lake, Northeastern Ohio Dear Mme Indulgent-Scalawags, I received your letter last week when I visited my mother in The Village. I just moved into my own apartment in the Woods by the Lake, a cute little place which is all mine to decorate howeverContinue reading “Miss Fields Writes Back”