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

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

Should I unsubscribe?

Day 159 of #LiveWell2017 Anyone who knows me knows I hate clutter. Whether it's physical (like too much stuff on the counter) or digital (like too much email), clutter makes me anxious. Clutter wastes my time and my mental energy. To me, part of living well means living an uncluttered life. So, when I find … Continue reading Should I unsubscribe?

Thanks to great writers

Day 157 of #LiveWell2017 I love to read great writing. Great writing doesn't have to win awards or critical acclaim. For me, great writing connects me to a place, person, idea, or story andĀ inspires me to act, captures my imagination, or makes me think deeply and differently. Great writing turns words into pictures, sentences into … Continue reading Thanks to great writers