A little gratitude for all the moms

Day 134 of #LiveWell2017 Happy Mother's Day If you're lucky enough to have a mom, any kind of mom, today is the day to tell her how much you appreciate her. Just say thank you. If you want to know how I feel about being a mom, read this. For a glimpse of motherhood around the world, check … Continue reading A little gratitude for all the moms

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

Hello, sunshine…

Day 129 of #LiveWell2017 We've had a nice little streak of warm, sun-filled days lately, so we took advantage and hiked up to Mirror Lake today. The warm weather is beginning to melt the snow and ice on the lake, and Mt. Hood reflected brilliantly in the small pool of water. Sunshine is a marvelous … Continue reading Hello, sunshine…

Thank you…with a purpose

Day 127 of #LiveWell2017 This sign is posted at the check-out counter at the Next Adventure outdoor store in Portland, OR. I love it. I saw it and knew I had to post it here. This is such a simple gesture on the part of this business, but an important one. Sometimes we forget to say … Continue reading Thank you…with a purpose

Thank the special people in your life

Day 89 of #LiveWell2017 I can't end this month of gratitude without mentioning how grateful I am for these two special people in my life. Keith and Kennedy are the kind of people other people wish they could be. Quiet, kind, thoughtful, loving, smart, witty, giving, compassionate. They don't need external acknowledgement or validation to … Continue reading Thank the special people in your life

Appreciate the unseen effort #gratitude

Day 85 of #LiveWell2017 That crayon-drawn stick-figure of you and your child holding hands. Your favorite meal waiting on the stove after a long day's work. A surprise birthday vacation to the beach for the weekend. A foot-rub while watching TV. A stranger taking care of your lost cat, until you were reunited. Your friend … Continue reading Appreciate the unseen effort #gratitude

Gratitude for the oceans

Day 84 of #LiveWell2017 Since I was little, the ocean has been the source of both terror and inspiration for me. Once, while trying to figure how to stay upright on a play surfboard during a family vacation, I nearly drowned in the pounding waves of the Atlantic. Later, as a young professional developing educational materials for environmental … Continue reading Gratitude for the oceans