A Mother’s Wisdom

Happy Mother's Day I've been watching a lot of mothers lately. It's springtime and the songbirds and squirrels are busy building nests and preparing to raise their young ones. Moms are persistent taskmasters in their pursuit of motherhood. Recently, I watched in fascination as one momma titmouse repeatedly plucked fur from a sleeping raccoon's backside … Continue reading A Mother’s Wisdom

The wrens are still singing

Life. Death. Beginnings. Endings. They are the same and they are not. As I listen to the Carolina wrens singing loudly and proudly, wooing and wowing their prospective mates, preparing to breed and nest and raise a new generation of young ones, I smile. Life goes on. At the same time, I am saddened by … Continue reading The wrens are still singing

Give love

Day 361 of #LiveWell2017 I know that the best gift we can give to anyone - friend, enemy, family, stranger - is the gift of love. Love is kindness. Love is mindfulness. Love is compassion. Love is joy. Love is calmness. Love is freedom. Love is already in each of us, you and me. As … Continue reading Give love

Give a mile

Day 337 of #LiveWell2017 Here is an unconventional way to give to people who have life-threatening illnesses or are receiving palliative care. It's giving their loved ones travel miles for "flights of compassion" so that the sick and dying can be visited by friends or family, often one last time. "Give A Mile is a … Continue reading Give a mile

Good News Monday

Day 219 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Alex Pasarelu on Unsplash O.M.Goodness! This story may have gone viral by now. I don't know. But, when I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you. Mother A was on a plane alone (without her kids, for a change) when her plane was delayed on the tarmac. During … Continue reading Good News Monday

Helping someone who is suffering

Day 150 of #LiveWell2017 It's difficult to see someone you love suffering. Their pain is your pain. Their sadness is your sadness. If you're anything like me, you just want to fix it, to make their suffering go away. But we can't, because every person has to find their own happiness, their own way out … Continue reading Helping someone who is suffering