Dust in the wind

Day 145 of #LiveWell2017 Impermanence. Nothing remains the same. Everything is dust in the wind. The long, cold, rainy winter is behind us. The spring plum and cherry blossoms are gone. A restless night is over. I look out at a tree and watch its leaves dance in the wind. Every second brings a new look, a … Continue reading Dust in the wind

Lose the phone

Day 142 of #LiveWell2017 I'm slowly working my way through Nancy Colier's book, The Power of Off. The first part of the book emphasizes our relationship with (i.e. our addiction to) technology and the second part lays out how that affects our relationships with others. So many of her examples could well be lifted right from the … Continue reading Lose the phone

The light of awareness

Day 138 of #LiveWell2017 Mindfulness is the light of awareness... How many times have you been doing something and suddenly realized you were done, but had not been aware of the act of doing it? It's easy to do things on auto-pilot - washing dishes, brushing teeth, driving home from work. We are doing the … Continue reading The light of awareness

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

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