A Bagel and…

A Bagel and… “Smell the roses.  Smell the coffee.  Whatever it is that makes you happy.” –Rita Moreno Before I retired I rarely had time to enjoy a leisurely morning at a local coffee shop.  Instead, I would stop at a Starbucks on my way to a morning consulting assignment or a university faculty meeting, […]

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Have the Courage to Retire!

Photo used with permission from Vivian Spathopoulos Have the Courage to Retire! “Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let […]

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Don’t Let It Go: Let It Be

Don’t Let It Go:  Let It Be “It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could.  Instead of ‘let it go” we should probably say: Let it be.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn Jim and I spent Thanksgiving, 2017 with two other couples that we’ve met here in Ocean Pines.  It was the first […]

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Mindfulness After Sixty: 21 Practices

Mindfulness after Sixty:  21 Practices “The little things?  The little moments?  They aren’t little.” –Jon Kabat -Zinn I’ve been on this mindfulness journey for several years now and I decided to use this blog post to reflect on what I’ve learned from my experiences so far.  Some of these practices have worked well for me […]

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The Mindful Beauty of Assateague Island

(photo used with permission by Beached Paws Photography) The Mindful Beauty of Assateague Island  Assateague Island is a 37-mile (60 km) long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Delmarva.[1] The northern two-thirds of the island is in Maryland while the southern third is in Virginia. The Maryland section contains the majority of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park. The Virginia section contains Chincoteague National […]

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Everyday Mindfulness

Photo used with permission by Alcophotos Everyday Mindfulness “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”                                                                                                         Thich Nhat Hanh As I’ve noted before, mindfulness is a personal journey and some practices may resonate with us more than others. That’s certainly […]

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Walking with Nature

Walking with Nature Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.                                                                 ~Wallace Stevens Now that spring has sprung here on the […]

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Birth and Renewal

“My joy is like Spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth. My pain is like a river of tears, so vast it fills the four oceans. Please call me by my true names, so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once, so I can see that my joy […]

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