Elementary school rules for kindness

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

It’s Good News Monday!

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!

Koichi Tohei’s 5 principles for health

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

Quick: list 10 random things that make you smile

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

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!

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