Day 199 of #LiveWell2017 Last week while biking home, I passed this sunflower growing out of a storm drain. It was the second time in just a few weeks I'd noticed a plant growing in an odd place. It occurred to me that these were great metaphors for making the most of life, even when … Continue reading Bloom where you are
Day 197 of #LiveWell2017 I've spent a lot of time in the woods and watching wildlife. Each species and every individual has its own definition of personal space. I've seen great blue herons fly away when I was still 500 yards away from them, but alligators that stayed put when I walked right by their … Continue reading Stay alert #mindfulness
Day 194 of #LiveWell2017 While hiking yesterday, we came across several patches of avalanche lilies still in bloom. The nodding yellow and white flowers blanketed small sections of the forest floor. Each time I passed by a patch of them, I stopped and smiled. They are such pretty things, and they dance in the breeze. … Continue reading Stop and smell the flowers
Day 188 of #LiveWell2017 Let it go.
Day 151 of #LiveWell2017 This has been a roller coaster of a month and a test of my mindfulness practice in a lot of ways. There have been moments of great joy and great sorrow, all a part of this messy, beautiful life we live. The sunny, spring weather has made hiking and biking more frequent … Continue reading May #LiveWell2017 recap
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
Day 143 of #LiveWell2017 Sometimes we are faced with tough decisions. We can think through the pros and cons. We can seek advice from friends and family. We can research and analyze. We can listen to our intuition, our inner wisdom, our heart. Trust your heart.