Monthly Archives: June 2018

Z is for Zen

z is for zen

z is for zen

Since this is my summer off, zen is going to be easy and what better way to end the blogs of intention with something simple and calming? Here is to a week of calm actions, relaxing and maybe throwing in some zen yoga.

I hope you've had some positive experiences following along with my A to Z of intentions. I hope you keep the habit alive, especially when your direction isn't clear, or your focus is off a bit.

Keep adding a word to your mirror in the morning when needed or when you notice something is missing in your day to day. Even if it's just something that will put a smile on your face or jump start a new habit.

Thank you for following along and the feedback I've received. My blogs aren't a consistent habit I keep but it is one I love and will keep coming back to. Thanks for coming along on this one!


You can review all my blogs including the last 26 here, including 2016's A to Z blogs. Have a great week!

Books on organizing your home, head and heart, organizing your day and life, and finding your heart and life purpose are all on Amazon here under Katherine A Rayne.


intention to be youthful

y is for youthful

y is for youthful

Even though I'd love to stay youthful, I've been focusing on the changes that come with getting older each year. I think focusing on the changes makes me focus more on the getting older part, and that's not a good intent I want to carry around with me.

So this week I hope to focus less on the issue, but also look for ways that I'm feeling youthful, as well as ways to make me feel more youthful.

Outside the age box

In my preschool class, I ask a question at lunch each day that makes my students think a bit outside of the box. One question this past year was: "why do people get old?" I had many answers, including: because they work hard for many years, or because we don't eat right, or because we do so much that makes us tired. All great answers.

I had one student, though, put a different slant on her answer, by saying we get old because we eat our fruits and vegetables, exercise and take care of ourselves, which was the opposite of not only other students thoughts, but even my own.

She was saying we are doing it right if we get old. We are blessed if we get old, and that's such a mind frame to have. Respect our age and the elderly is not a new concept, but one that we can renew.

One way I can own my age is by calling my years levels, instead of years. As we age, we move up levels, like a video game.

Here's to eating better, exercising more, feeling more youthful and increasing my levels!


Intentions need planning, even daily, not only weekly. I have a book that duplicates a daily planner 365 times so that each day can be planned the night before. Find it on Amazon here.

plan a week of workouts

x is for exercise

X is for Exercise

Now that summer is here, I have more time for this. I've already begun walking more but my gym is missing me so now I'm aiming for more exercise there as well. It always feels like a big deal beginning workouts, but once that habit is formed literally within two weeks, I can't wait to go back.

There's so many different ways to workout, and I have so many supplies at home to help with it as well, but the gym makes it a more formal experience and once I'm there, it's easy to keep going for the hour I like to stay for. At home, I may start working out, but slack off much sooner.

Wish me luck, and I wish you luck in what your intent for the week is. xo

My blog in 2016 for letter X is also here and is about expectations of your day, which is the same as having intentions for your day.

I have a free printable that is a simple worksheet to write in your daily exercise activities for the week here.

I have a selection of books on Amazon to choose from here, under Katherine A. Rayne.

W for Wiser

w is for wiser

A wiser week

My week of intent will be about coming out at the end a bit wiser. That gives me a really good excuse to read even more. I love to read, and as entertaining as it is, it can also make me more knowledgeable.

Depending on what I read, I can learn more about any topic in the world, but there's always more vocabulary out there waiting to be learned. I can ask my daughter to use her Spanish II education as we go about our days and I can learn a few more Spanish words.

I can watch a few shows on the Discovery Channel instead of always turning on HGTV. It won't even take much effort. I can just sit back and read, relax or listen.

I think it's a wise decision to become wiser. I've already begun. 🙂

Enjoy your intentions, whatever you choose.


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