Harbinger of Hope

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” –Robert Fulghum The rustling coming from the corner of her bedroom was subtle but it woke Linda […]

Read More Harbinger of Hope

Life with Spirit

Photo courtesy of Erica Lynn Imagur.com  “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” –Gilda Radner “It’s love-time, Spirit”!  I had finished putting away the left-overs from dinner and cleaning up the dishes.  The rhythmic sound of the dishwasher signaled that […]

Read More Life with Spirit

Clinging to Stuff

Photo from aspiremag.net Clinging to Stuff “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh For years, my late husband, Chris, and I tried to sell our townhouse.  From […]

Read More Clinging to Stuff

In Honor of Earth Day

In Honor of Earth Day I recently had the pleasure of experiencing this meditation in my class, The Artist’s Way.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  The Leaf:  A Meditation on Transitions By Joyce Rupp You will need to find a leaf for this meditation.  It is best to find a […]

Read More In Honor of Earth Day

Mindful Writing

Photo:  Overboardsportfishing.com Mindful Writing “Instructions for living a life.  Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”  ― Mary Oliver I’ve wanted to write about writing for some time now.  Writing this blog and my daily Morning Pages have enhanced my life of mindful retirement in ways that are so significant that I just can’t put off […]

Read More Mindful Writing

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 […]

Read More Don’t Let It Go: Let It Be

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 […]

Read More Mindfulness After Sixty: 21 Practices

Opportunities for Mindfulness

Opportunities for Mindfulness The world was so beautiful when regarded like this, without searching, so simply, in such a childlike way. Moons and stars were beautiful, beautiful were bank and stream, forest and rocks, goat and gold-bug, flower and butterfly. So lovely, so delightful to go through the world this way, so like a child, […]

Read More Opportunities for Mindfulness