Author: Rebecca Rose Thering

2021: End of March – A Breathing Pause

March was a month of healing, of energy shifts, of transformation.

It was the month of chainsawing and no longer feeling Raw,

Integrating my Story Mammal learnings, and moving from weekend pancakes to weekend waffles.

Five folks left, Craig came back for a blink, new folks arrived again.

And so it is, that I’m looking back on the month through the lens of my Q1 intentions. Read more

2021: End of February – A Breathing Pause

Yesterday, after hanging my laundry out to dry, the mess in my bedroom called for attention.

I began to put away, pick up, vacuum.

Next thing I knew, I was pushing furniture and rearranging the entire space.

An hour and a half later, I could feel the change in energy of the room.

It was a welcome external change to the internal shift I’d felt just days earlier.

Then I realized—this morning—that yesterday had been the last day of the month. And so I’m here, reflecting, checking in, pausing as I continue to breathe. Read more

Time, Asking, and Presence

Hello, friends.

Today I want to share three experiences with you, which bring more light into the world.

About Time

Luke Thering (my brother) has written a three-track mini-album which reflects on time: past, present, and future. He also made an animated music video to accompany the first song, “That Old Song.”

“That Old Song” makes me feel nostalgic, fluid, and grateful for small moments.

How It Works

All proceeds from January through March 2021 will be donated, divided evenly between these three charities:

-Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund
-Equal Justice Initiative
-A Well-Fed World

Interested? You can purchase & listen to the album here.

 

Give/Ask/Receive

The Give, Ask, Receive Challenge is a 5-day challenge (March 1-5, 2021) hosted by Alexandra Franzen.

All of Alex’s teachings leave me feeling inspired, energized, and hopeful.

How It Works

“Each day of the challenge, you will GIVE (do a tiny act of generosity for someone else—like a friend, colleague, client, or even a complete stranger) and then ASK (ask for something you want—ask someone to hire you, ask for an opportunity, ask for support, or anything else).

Give. Ask. Receive. That’s it. Simple and powerful. Repeat 5 days in a row. Watch the magic that happens next!”

Interested? You can join here.

 

Presence in Post

Anna Andersson is sharing photos “of landscapes, flora, and skies that continue to bring presence, place, and sauntering to the forefront” of her life in the form of four postcards/month.

A friend gifted me this project in January. Receiving Anna’s thoughtful letter (with the postcards) and mailing out the four postcards made me feel connected, grateful, and present.

How It Works:

“Each month you’ll receive four postcards to send on to people that would love to open their mailbox to handwritten mail (maybe safe to say, everyone!). I will be including a letter each month, reflecting on the learning and stories that these captured moments gifted me.

Subscribe by the 31st of the month to receive postcards for the upcoming month.
If you’d like to cancel your subscription, make sure to do so by the 31st as well!”

Interested? You can subscribe for a month+ here.

 

Sending you a deep breath of light, here and now.

2020 Year-end Reflection + 2021 Q1 Intentions

I’ve been using the month of January as a transition month, letting the seeds that were planted in various year-end reflections begin to grow tiny roots.

Now that there’s been some space, I’m placing a bookmark here today, so that future-me will have a place to turn back to.

Looking Back on 2020

I’ll start with a zoomed-out version of the year, looking at some of the bigger themes and happenings that arose in each of my personal seasons. If anyone’s new here and looking for a bit more context, here are my reflection posts from the past year:

2019 Year-End Reflection + 2020 Focuses
2020: Reflecting – Q1
2020: Reflecting – April
2020: Reflecting – Q2
2020: Reflecting – August
2020: Reflecting – Q3 Read more

2020: The Year in Books

Per usual, books provided great company for me this year. Below I’ve chosen some to recommend; my full Year in Books on Goodreads is here.

Shoutout to Bookshop.org

This past summer and fall, I found myself buying a lot more brand new books than my usual—which is all secondhand or library. Following the example of my friend Liz, I bought these all on bookshop.org and stopped buying books on Amazon. (My brother Luke has stopped using Amazon completely; I’m not quite there yet, but am close. PS—If you’re reading and wondering why should you stop shopping at Amazon?, here’s a quick starting place, found from a google.)

So anyway, Bookshop.org is neat in that your purchase is made from small, local bookstores. I bought most of mine from Semicolon, a Black- & woman-owned bookshop in Chicago (which I learned of again thanks to Liz). Read more