My Personal Recipe for Peace

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
― Virginia Woolf

I’ve been thinking lately that the more I try to hole myself up to find peace and serenity, the farther I am from achieving it. Maybe Virginia Woolf is right that I can’t find it by avoiding life.

That said, I am an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), so I have to find the proper balance.  Two teaspoons by myself and one with others.  Maybe that’s the recipe.


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22 responses to “My Personal Recipe for Peace

  1. Good recipe. I just gave myself a summer vacation. I hope it’s not too much time off….

  2. Great recipe, I am going to try it, too!
    We are a lot alike!

  3. So recognizable. Still fighting with myself to find that balance, so I’ll try your receipt too 🙂

  4. That recipe is me perfectly. I’m quite private and need lots of peace and quiet. Blogging gives me that. Great post and photo!

    • lucewriter

      I’m the same with the blogging. Agree completely. Thanks for liking my photo. My dad gave me that peace pole years ago.

  5. I hope those that follow my blog will give yours a visit. I included you in my Best Moment Award, but if you don’t accept awards, that’s okay. If you do, the info is on my page. Keep up the super work!

    • lucewriter

      Aw, that makes me so happy! Thank you so much for your sweetness and your blog :)!! I decided a while back to stop writing award posts on here, but I treasure the gesture, plgcm!

  6. That’s wonderful I didn’t know there was an official term for HSP… I’ll grab it too !!!!

  7. I like that recipe. I think that would work for me too.

  8. What a memorable and wonderful phrase. I’ll hang on to this one . Blessings

  9. Love your posts, Luanne. An aside – my kundalini yoga teacher, who is also an intuitive counselor, offers flower essence therapy, numerology readings, etc., identified herself as an HSP a few years ago and now counsels others on recognizing their highly sensitive natures and how to navigate life in this culture with that knowledge. You can check out HarDarshan’s website at, where there are references and info on the topic if you’re interested. 😉

    • Luanne

      Ginny, how are you doing? Blessings to you. It sounds wonderful that you have a kundalini yoga teacher! I will check it out–thank you!

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