Happy Mother's Day I've been watching a lot of mothers lately. It's springtime and the songbirds and squirrels are busy building nests and preparing to raise their young ones. Moms are persistent taskmasters in their pursuit of motherhood. Recently, I watched in fascination as one momma titmouse repeatedly plucked fur from a sleeping raccoon's backside … Continue reading A Mother’s Wisdom
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, infant, yellow-green leaves decorating the towering oaks and elms and sycamores. Just … Continue reading It is time
Life. Death. Beginnings. Endings. They are the same and they are not. As I listen to the Carolina wrens singing loudly and proudly, wooing and wowing their prospective mates, preparing to breed and nest and raise a new generation of young ones, I smile. Life goes on. At the same time, I am saddened by … Continue reading The wrens are still singing
Today, financial blogger J. Money sent me a link to David Cain's blog post, Go Deeper, Not Wider. It made me very uncomfortable, and I needed to share it with you. Cain's post made me feel like I got caught with my hand in the damn cookie jar! Seriously, I felt so guilty. He describes what … Continue reading Damn! Caught, again!
I watch my morning tea water heat up on the stove. In the bottom of the silver pan thin stringy ripples that look like veins under skin begin to form and writhe. They wiggle back and forth across the smooth surface, the heat creating and pushing them from place to place. Small bubbles begin to … Continue reading Tea and birds
Day 365 of #LiveWell2017 Happy New Year's Eve to you...we say goodbye to 2017 and hello to a new year tonight. So, now what? Well, I'm putting the #LiveWell2017 project to rest. It was a grand experiment and served its purpose of keeping me focused on positive things and self-improvement throughout the year. My goal … Continue reading 2018: now what?
Day 364 of #LiveWell2017 So, here we are. December 30, 2017. Three hundred and sixty-four days ago I launched my #LiveWell2017 project. I did it primarily for selfish reasons - I needed a coping strategy for staying positive. I was feeling pretty hopeless about the state of the world at the beginning of this year, … Continue reading Reflections on a year of living well