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

Grateful for life’s adventures

Day 177 of #LiveWell2017 Today I am grateful for the opportunities I have to travel, to experience new places and learn about people, cultures, wildlife, and ecosystems that are different from what I'm used to seeing and knowing. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”  ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas I'm off on an adventure for the next … Continue reading Grateful for life’s adventures

Thanks for Sunday Parkways

Day 176 of #LiveWell2017 Sunday Parkways is a Portland tradition, and today is its 10th anniversary. Sunday Parkways are city-sponsored events where approximately eight miles of streets are closed to motor traffic for five hours so that pedestrains, bicyclists, skateboaders, and wheelchair riders can get out and enjoy the city streets and parks in a … Continue reading Thanks for Sunday Parkways

Grateful for the freedom of expression

Day 175 of #LiveWell2017 Today in Portland, no less than five naked bike rides are scheduled, including the World Naked Bike Ride that rolls at 9:00 PM tonight. These organized bike rides are symbols of the ultimate freedom we have in this country - to be able to express our ourselves freely and openly in … Continue reading Grateful for the freedom of expression

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