Eat, drink, give

Day 137 of #LiveWell2017 Have a pint, change the world! Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Oregon Public House in support of The Children's Book Bank. It was my first visit to the Oregon Public House (OPH), and now that I understand their story and have seen how they work, I … Continue reading Eat, drink, give

Be the solution

Day 116 of #LiveWell2017 Yesterday I wrote about looking for the good. Today, I got an email from Street Roots, a local street newspaper (of exceptional journalism, by the way) that serves people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Despite the enormous challenges this small nonprofit and the people it serves face each day, they continue to see the … Continue reading Be the solution

What does art do for you?

Day 78 of #LiveWell2017 Art, like music, is another way to express ourselves. I've always enjoyed art. My grandmother was a crafty person. These days she'd be called "a maker" or "a creative." Mostly, she just loved to use the humble materials that she had to create interesting things. I remember many afternoons in her … Continue reading What does art do for you?

Be grateful for the roof over your head

Day 74 of #LiveWell2017 Portland, OR just recorded its coldest winter in a generation, and one of the wettest in decades. We've seen a lot of snow, ice, rain and chillin' temperatures (for these parts). Each day when I looked out my window, I was very grateful to have a solid roof over my head and … Continue reading Be grateful for the roof over your head

What are you reading now?

Day 73 of #LiveWell2017 When I was 8 years old, I read the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Then I read it again, and again, and again. It's the first book I remember reading (with the exception of the "see dog run" primers of my first grade classroom). I was so captivated by that gate … Continue reading What are you reading now?

Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Day 70 of #LiveWell2017 One of my greatest pleasures in life is riding my bicycle. I am so grateful to be physically able to ride and to live in a place where riding is safe and easy. Portland is a bicycle haven with over 350 miles of bikeways city-wide. Bicycling is relaxing and fun and … Continue reading Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

5 Resources for bicycling mindfully

Day 56 of #LiveWell2017 I'm riding on my first group bike ride of 2017 today - a Biking about Architecture ride led by Jenny Fosmire. Bicycling is a big part of my life, so it makes sense that I should bike as mindfully as possible to get the most out of my rides and to … Continue reading 5 Resources for bicycling mindfully