Seek a new viewing point

Day 141 of #LiveWell2017 I've written before about changing perspective, but I was reminded yesterday by a chance encounter with a stranger that in every situation I must seek perspective - that is, step back from my own point of view and listen, look, and understand from the point of view of the other person. I … Continue reading Seek a new viewing point

Say YES!

Day 139 of #LiveWell2017 Last weekend at Wanderlust108, MC Yogi warmed us up for the 5K and, later, for the yoga session. During both warmups his positive attitude and enthusiasm were infectious. But the one thing he did that stuck with me most was a small, quiet gesture at the end of each of his sessions. … Continue reading Say YES!

How a strange voice on the phone taught me a life lesson

Day 132 of #LiveWell2017 I was making phone calls to survey folks from a naturalist program I'm involved with - working my way down a list of people I didn't know, ticking off names as I interviewed someone or left a message. I was in the zone, getting the job done. I punched in a new number and waited for … Continue reading How a strange voice on the phone taught me a life lesson

A little patience

Day 128 of #LiveWell2017 "Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in … Continue reading A little patience

Be curious

Day 123 of #LiveWell2017 As we explore the Pacific Northwest coast this week, I am thrilled to see the creatures that make this place their home. Sea anemones, starfish, sea lions, gray whales, limpets, gulls, murres, and more. Every one of them fascinates me and makes me wonder how they work, how they make a … Continue reading Be curious

Say yes to what nurtures you

Day 122 of #LiveWell2017 We all have people, places, and things that nurture our bodies, hearts, and spirits. My nurturing comes from my mountain, time on the Pacific coast, and quiet moments with the love of my life. Find what nurtures you and say yes to it. Forget everything else. What nurtures you?

The space behind the waterfall

Day 121 of #LiveWell2017 Today, I'm taking a very special friend who loves waterfalls on a surprise hike to the Trail of Ten Falls. There, she will not only see the falls tumbling over rocks and ledges, but she will be able to walk in the spaces behind some of the largest waterfalls in the park. … Continue reading The space behind the waterfall