You are valuable

Day 320 of #LiveWell2017 I was hiking along the Haw River today and came across this message hot-glued to a large rock in the river. Anyone walking along the river there and paying attention would notice it. Putting aside the notion that it's essentially pollution or vandalism, the unexpected message made me smile. You are valuable. … Continue reading You are valuable

Adapt or be miserable

Day 318 of #LiveWell2017 We were walking along the exposed shoreline of B. Everett Jordan Lake recently and came across this magnificent pine tree. I was immediately captivated by its root structure, exposed due to the current low water levels. The lake level changes throughout the year, depending on rainfall, drought, and withdrawals for urban … Continue reading Adapt or be miserable

Share your story #WorldKindnessDay

Day 317 of #LiveWell2017          Today is #WorldKindnessDay Kindness matters. It spreads love and compassion, joy and surprise, help and hope. Everyone has at least one kindness story - some kind act they have done for someone or some thing or a kindness someone did for them. Let's share some kindness stories … Continue reading Share your story #WorldKindnessDay

The power of THIS

Day 306 of #LiveWell2017 Me: What do you want to do today? Him: THIS. What do you think about when you are snuggled in bed during those pre-dawn moments before you are fully awake and not quite ready to get up and get on with the day? If you are like me, you are plotting, … Continue reading The power of THIS

Falling for change

Day 303 of #LiveWell2017 I love this time of year. Fall brings cooler temperatures, crisp mornings, and changing colors in the forest. The greens, yellows, oranges, reds, browns, and grays create a magic carpet on the forest floor. Walking through them makes me smile and reminds me that change is as natural as breathing. Resisting … Continue reading Falling for change

Letting go of fear

Day 286 of #LiveWell2017 Someone once told me "fear is a great source of power." I suppose it can motivate one to action, but my experience is that it has more of a paralyzing effect. When I am fearful, I tend to withdraw, to want to hide, to cover up my fear with sometimes inappropriate … Continue reading Letting go of fear

Listen to the birds sing

Day 283 of #LiveWell2017 I was sitting on my porch this morning, contemplating drawing, when I heard several birds calling. A Carolina wren singing like there was no tomorrow down in the understory, crows cawing back and forth above, a downy woodpecker trill at mid-canopy. Then a small, but close-by chirp caught my ear, and … Continue reading Listen to the birds sing