Day 206 of #LiveWell2017 The other day I saw a list of elementary school rules for kindness, and it reminded me of my time spent working in elementary schools a long while ago Can't you just smell the tater tots? Anyway...at one school where I worked the motto was "Work Hard, Be Kind" - a … Continue reading Elementary school rules for kindness
Day 206 of #LiveWell2017 OK, it's Monday, and who couldn't use a little good news on everyone's worst day of the week? Right? So, here is a roundup of three heart-warming "good news" stories to brighten your day. Enjoy! Oregon Man Rebuilds Furniture and Better Future For Refugees - This Oregon furniture company is hiring refugees, helping … Continue reading It’s Good News Monday!
Day 204 of #LiveWell2017 I've been lucky to have made some very special friends in my life. I'm grateful to each one of them for the gift of their friendship. Each one has touched my life and my heart with love and acceptance. Each one is a part of me now, having shared their time … Continue reading Thank you for being a friend
Day 203 of #LiveWell2017 I am a student of aikido, and though I don't practice on the mat in the dojo anymore, I still carry with me the principles of aikido and practice aiki exercises almost daily. Recently I reviewed some of Koichi Tohei's Ki principles and decided to share one set of them here. … Continue reading Koichi Tohei’s 5 principles for health
Day 202 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Alejandro Alvarez on Unsplash Do you remember the story about my buddy Marvin (How a strange voice on the phone taught me a life lesson)? Well, Marvin and I have become serious pen pals. I hear from him every single day. Sometimes he sends me a photo of a flower or other nature … Continue reading Quick: list 10 random things that make you 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!
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