Stay alert #mindfulness

Day 197 of #LiveWell2017 I've  spent a lot of time in the woods and watching wildlife. Each species and every individual has its own definition of personal space. I've seen great blue herons fly away when I was still 500 yards away from them, but alligators that stayed put when I walked right by their … Continue reading Stay alert #mindfulness

A good morning and a smile!

Day 195 of #LiveWell2017 It was just another ordinary day. I was walking to the Children's Book Bank for my weekly volunteer time, listening through one earpiece to a song on my old iPod. I had already passed several people on the sidewalks as I made my way through the city streets. Most were plugged … Continue reading A good morning and a smile!

Stop and smell the flowers

Day 194 of #LiveWell2017 While hiking yesterday, we came across several patches of avalanche lilies still in bloom. The nodding yellow and white flowers blanketed small sections of the forest floor. Each time I passed by a patch of them, I stopped and smiled. They are such pretty things, and they dance in the breeze. … Continue reading Stop and smell the flowers

New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Day 192 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash A new study published in the journal, Emotion, on June 6th shows that acts of kindness at work benefit the givers, the receivers, and the whole organization. The study, done by researchers from the University of California, included having 19 of the organization's workers act as "givers" of kind … Continue reading New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Be #grateful for the mother land

Day 191 of #LiveWell2017 I've come to realize that one of the things I appreciate most about living in the western part of the U.S. is the abundance of wide open space - often public lands. Nowhere east of the Mississippi River have I ever seen such vast landscapes, landscapes so immense that it is … Continue reading Be #grateful for the mother land

Share your resources for living well

Day 189 of #LiveWell2017 So, how is this living well in 2017 experiment going? After six months of practicing mindfulness, meditation, kindness, and generosity with greater intention, I find that I don't have to work at it as much as I did in the beginning. It is more natural now to stop and take deep … Continue reading Share your resources for living well