It is time

I sat on my porch, purposefully, this morning, sipping my cup of tea and watching the sun rise. The sounds of birds full of spring hormones filled the air with music. The sky beamed a pale blue and pink behind a curtain of fresh,┬áinfant, yellow-green leaves decorating the towering oaks and elms and sycamores. Just … Continue reading It is time

December #LiveWell2017 recap: 27 ways to give (all year long)

Day 363 of #LiveWell2017 Well, this wraps up the December giving theme. Here are the graphics from all the ways to give that we shared this month. I hope you enjoyed each post. Hopefully, you learned some new or unique ways to give and will use those ideas throughout 2018. Thanks, as always, for reading … Continue reading December #LiveWell2017 recap: 27 ways to give (all year long)

November #LiveWell2017 recap

Day 334 of #LiveWell2017 Wow! It's the end of November. It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of another calendar year so quickly. I hope every one of you had a marvelous Thanksgiving. And I hope you are grateful for every moment of your life. I know I am. Here are all the … Continue reading November #LiveWell2017 recap

Listen to the birds sing

Day 283 of #LiveWell2017 I was sitting on my porch this morning, contemplating drawing, when I heard several birds calling. A Carolina wren singing like there was no tomorrow down in the understory, crows cawing back and forth above, a downy woodpecker trill at mid-canopy. Then a small, but close-by chirp caught my ear, and … Continue reading Listen to the birds sing

Morning questions

Day 269 of #LiveWell2017   I got an email from The Minimalists this week. In it, Ryan and Josh relayed a parable often told by Rob Bell about a man coming to a fork in the road and taking the path that leads to a conversation revolving around the question: "Who are you and what … Continue reading Morning questions

Live with intention

Day 267 of #LiveWell2017 All my life I've heard people say, "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions." The gist of that statement is that it doesn't matter what your intentions are if your actions don't match them or if you fail to follow through on them. Promises are useless without action. Intentions … Continue reading Live with intention

Share your resources for living well

Day 189 of #LiveWell2017 So, how is this living well in 2017 experiment going? After six months of practicing mindfulness, meditation, kindness, and generosity with greater intention, I find that I don't have to work at it as much as I did in the beginning. It is more natural now to stop and take deep … Continue reading Share your resources for living well