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

Living graciously

Day 173 of #LiveWell2017 The true meaning of grace is to connect deeply with what is around you - trees, flowers, air, water, and all living beings. When we are gracious, we are kind, compassionate, considerate, giving. We treat others - and nature - with respect. When I go to places like Neahkahnie Mountain, pictured … Continue reading Living graciously

Be grateful for family

Day 64 of #LiveWell2017 Families come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we connect through¬†blood. Sometimes we connect through circumstance. Sometimes we build a non-traditional family with people who share a special bond.¬†Sometimes people even consider themselves "family" when they work together, volunteer together, act in a play together, write together. The social support and … Continue reading Be grateful for family