Edith Andersen

Welcome to my blog of ruminations and essays.

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In December of 2017, my bookclub read The Rent Collector, fiction inspired by the story of Sang Ly, a real person who lived in the Stungmean Chey dump in Cambodia. The women in the bookclub knew about the homeless in our own country, but we were less knowledgeable about people in other countries. It was […]

Some days, the “dailyword” calls be shared. This was one of those days. Saturday, December 8, 2018 Spending quiet moments in nature, writing in my journal, praying, and meditating all support me in being more resilient to life’s changes. My commitment to my spiritual practice supports my evolution and growth, a natural part of life. […]

Have you ever wretched at the sight of maggots in the trash or lost your appetite after finding a hair in your food? Does your skin crawl at the sound of chalk scraping the blackboard? Felt aroused at the sound or sight of your lover? You are experiencing how dramatically your physical body responds to […]

The season of giving is here, again. Silent Night plays on the radio taking me out of this early December moment on a journey back in time.  However, the past is not where I want to nest, so, thank goodness, I can work on my To Do list. Number one, gifts to give family, people […]

2018 turned out to be a nonfiction year. Mostly. Nonfiction books require our attention and can remind us of school, except when they are well-written for the layperson. Knitting a sweater for my two-year-old granddaughter and trying to listen to an audible version of nonfiction resulted in mistakes and unraveling. There were times I’d have […]

Arianna Huffington listed 5 things we CAN control The books you read The risks you take Your perspective Who you spend time with How kind you are to others (Arianna Huffington)

Before you get married, you think you know the important things about your soon-to-be spouse. Remember all the intimate conversations over many glasses of wine—when you could drink without feeling like someone kicked you in the stomach and put your head in a vice? You talked into the nights. You agreed you wanted children, you […]