The Barrett Blog

A Few Thoughts On Aging

Ellen Barrett

Yes, I am getting older. Yes, I feel the societal “pressure” regarding women and aging. And yes, I have a few things to say about it!  For one, I like myself. Why is that so radical? I like how I look and I like how I feel and I like what I’ve grown to be. I don’t want to go back in time and I am excited for what’s to come. I do not have media to...

Are You “Caring For the Self?”

I cringe at the term “self-care.”  I feel like it has been turned into sort of therapy-speak, and can get a little too indulgent for my taste. Like everybody else, I love massages and bubble baths, and sleeping an extra hour and saying no to too many obligations – all are a part of self-care. However, there is way more to caring for the self than that.  Caring for the self is “in everything.” It’s from what dish soap you use to how you organize your closet. Caring for...

I’m Moving!

Are you ready to move? It has dawned on me that I tend to dress for a certain kind of success? Movement success! My clothing, my shoes, my accessories – even my hair and makeup – are never too fussy so as not to sit on the floor, wrestle with my dog, or do some manual labor around the house. I look at the British royal family and all of their social committments and (sort of) feel sorry for...

Strong in Spirit

Ellen Barrett Blog Post

One of the big blessings of this year is it has heightened my awareness of my spirit, and to be honest, I’ve become a little obsessed with strengthening it. It’s hard to put a finger on it, I mean what exactly is a strong spirit? Well to me, it equates to one thing: a deep knowing that one’s life is “on purpose.”  Strong in spirit says there is a lesson to learn with every hardship. Strong in...

“I Surrender.”

We had a fierce, non-stop downpour on Friday afternoon into the evening, and it stunned me. All I could do was wait it out. I woke up this morning still thinking about the intensity and drama of it all. Mother Nature really is awe-some. It got me thinking….there are things out of our control – we can’t control the weather, stop time, or force others to think in a certain way. Over the last few...

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