What has Ashly Hopping?

Fun Fads…

Foaming Charcoal Facial Masks – oh my, have you seen these? They fizzle and bubble all over your face like a massage! They leave your face feeling fresh and are so fun to do! This is the one I received a sample of…

Spring is in full fling here in Pennsylvania! No matter how hot or cold it is the Peonies I planted with my grandmother know when to bloom! (Pics below.)

Reading…

This book, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff, PhD., and Christopher Germer, PhD., is written in clips that are easy to understand and with lingo easily interpreted by the common person. It was refreshing to pick up a clinical book written by doctors that was applicable and practical. The exercises are challenging but achievable, and the lessons are kept short and to the point. Self-compassion is a foundational principle for healing and growth psychologists are finding, and this book provides a wonderful starting place.

Up next:
Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics by Nancy Scheper-Hughes Fallen Skies by Phillippa Greggory Wild Land by Rebecca Hodge The Herd by Andrea Bartz

Random…

We had a bit of a kayaking adventure this month where I flipped for the very first time. I maintain that it wasn’t my fault, of course, but self-perception may be a bit skewed. Several people have told me to write this humorous escapade down so I am marinating the idea.

So tired of moral weightloads being placed on behaviors that aren’t remotely spiritual. More on that here…

Personal Praise & Prayer Requests..

Rick is back to work, PTL!

The eradication of Covid-19, healing for our economy, provision for the many doing without.

Spring Semester ended well and now moving into Summer.

Writing…

A new page of Book Reviews starting this week. Whatever takes my fancy and I read, I will review! Some are from book clubs, some are for me to promote, some are thrown my way randomly.