On reverence

Day 146 of #LiveWell2017 Long ago I worked at the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Camp in Hendersonville, NC. The camp director at that time would gather the campers under the big pole barn on the their first night of camp. She would build up their excitement and then get serious with a quiet talk about the three R's: … Continue reading On reverence

Dust in the wind

Day 145 of #LiveWell2017 Impermanence. Nothing remains the same. Everything is dust in the wind. The long, cold, rainy winter is behind us. The spring plum and cherry blossoms are gone. A restless night is over. I look out at a tree and watch its leaves dance in the wind. Every second brings a new look, a … Continue reading Dust in the wind

Lose the phone

Day 142 of #LiveWell2017 I'm slowly working my way through Nancy Colier's book, The Power of Off. The first part of the book emphasizes our relationship with (i.e. our addiction to) technology and the second part lays out how that affects our relationships with others. So many of her examples could well be lifted right from the … Continue reading Lose the phone

Seek a new viewing point

Day 141 of #LiveWell2017 I've written before about changing perspective, but I was reminded yesterday by a chance encounter with a stranger that in every situation I must seek perspective - that is, step back from my own point of view and listen, look, and understand from the point of view of the other person. I … Continue reading Seek a new viewing point

Be surprised!

Day 140 of #LiveWell2017 Being surprised requires embracing what comes - no matter what. Yesterday, I got surprised a lot as I hiked the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. You can read about that here.  Today, my son is getting surprised by friends at a Super Surprise 30th Birthday Party. The key to surprises is to be in … Continue reading Be surprised!