A little gratitude for all the moms

Day 134 of #LiveWell2017 Happy Mother's Day If you're lucky enough to have a mom, any kind of mom, today is the day to tell her how much you appreciate her. Just say thank you. If you want to know how I feel about being a mom, read this. For a glimpse of motherhood around the world, check … Continue reading A little gratitude for all the moms

Nuture your sense of wonder

Day 130 of #LiveWell2017 Not a day goes by that I don't wonder about something in this grand universe. That unfettered wonder keeps me going, learning new things and deepening my understanding of the people, places, and things that share this world with me. Socrates said wisdom begins in wonder. Plato said philosophy begins in wonder. Wonder … Continue reading Nuture your sense of wonder

Hello, sunshine…

Day 129 of #LiveWell2017 We've had a nice little streak of warm, sun-filled days lately, so we took advantage and hiked up to Mirror Lake today. The warm weather is beginning to melt the snow and ice on the lake, and Mt. Hood reflected brilliantly in the small pool of water. Sunshine is a marvelous … Continue reading Hello, sunshine…

Be content

Day 114 of #LiveWell2017 Ever since I studied ecology back in college, I've understood that everything in our natural world is connected (one of Barry Commoner's four principles of ecology). What impacts one thing, impacts everything. We are certainly seeing the results of this as the impacts of climate change becomes more obvious and pronounced. I'm beginning to … Continue reading Be content

Flowers and a smile

Day 99 of #LiveWell2017 Willamette Park was covered with these little flowers this weekend. As we rode our bikes along the bike path near them, I noticed several people had stopped to take pictures of the flowers. So did I. It was such a bright, bold, unexpected display, and it immediately brought a smile to my … Continue reading Flowers and a smile

March #Gratitude Month Recap

Day 90 of #LiveWell2017 Here are all the graphics/posts posted during this month of gratitude (click on each picture to get to the post). It's getting easier to be grateful. Like any muscle that gets exercised, practicing gratitude makes you more grateful for what you have and what you experience. It also helps you see that … Continue reading March #Gratitude Month Recap

Thank the special people in your life

Day 89 of #LiveWell2017 I can't end this month of gratitude without mentioning how grateful I am for these two special people in my life. Keith and Kennedy are the kind of people other people wish they could be. Quiet, kind, thoughtful, loving, smart, witty, giving, compassionate. They don't need external acknowledgement or validation to … Continue reading Thank the special people in your life