Photo Used With Permission by Alcosphoto. Finding Joy in the Morning! “Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson Is there anything joyful about our mornings? Or do we stumble to the coffeepot and wish we were still […]Read More Finding Joy in the Morning!
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 […]Read More Have the Courage to Retire!
Photo courtesy of Lisa Burdsall Five Mindfulness Tips for Surviving Retirement as a Couple “Marriage is finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” –author, unknown. For me, there is nothing more annoying than a mate who spends hours in his recliner, alternating between snoring and watching YouTube videos […]Read More Five Mindfulness Tips for Surviving Retirement as a Couple
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
Reflections on Autumn Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. […]Read More Reflections on Autumn
(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. 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 […]Read More The Mindful Beauty of Assateague Island
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 […]Read More Everyday Mindfulness
Happily Ever After Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight dinner, soft music, and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. Henny Youngman The other day Jim asked me if I would like to go with him to his […]Read More Happily Ever After
What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago “All we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” –The Buddha Ten years ago I was 53. My husband had just been diagnosed with leukemia. My daughter just graduated from college and […]Read More What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago
Compassion without Attachment By feeling compassion for others, our own suffering becomes manageable. –The Dalai Lama (2016, http://www.lionsroar.com) Today I want to talk about compassion. I spent the last five days helping my daughter, as she had neck surgery and began her recuperation. I have so many thoughts and impressions about how compassion showed up […]Read More Compassion without Attachment