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
Love Is In The Air! In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. -Emma Racine deFleur Spring is a magical time on Manklin Creek, the ocean channel behind my house. This year, Ol’ Man Winter has been reluctant to leave so the marsh grasses […]Read More Love Is In The Air!
Photo from Wildmind.org Mindful Housecleaning “Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water”. –Zen proverb Are you kidding? I hate to clean. Especially the bathrooms. I mean, who enjoys cleaning the toilet? I never could get ahead of the dust and dirt in my home before I retired. When Jim and […]Read More Mindful House Cleaning
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
Photo from Lynn DiGennaro Anything But Calm “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” -Oscar Wilde Yesterday’s excursion to the inlet was, upon reflection, hilarious. I was sitting in the front seat of the Subaru watching Jim and Chuck, one of our two Welsh Terriers, […]Read More Anything But Calm
Memories of Love and Loss Today is my late husband’s birthday. It’s impossible for me to capture my memories of this brilliant man and what’s it’s been like being without him for the last ten years. Instead, I’m sharing the lyrics of a song that I love. Enjoy! Diamonds & Rust Joan Baez Well I’ll […]Read More Memories of Love and Loss
Photo from Psychology Today Estrangement and Reconciliation: A Mindful Perspective “If you are lost in disappointment about the future or the past, you are not fully and authentically present in the moment.” –Phillip Moffitt My brother and I have been estranged for over five years. I don’t know which is worse – the hurt that […]Read More Estrangement and Reconciliation: A Mindful Perspective
Lions, Tigers and Bears? No, it’s just a cold! Bob’s Story Vermont winters can be very cold. Last December, I wanted to save some money so I turned my heat down to 62 degrees F. I didn’t know that would put my health in danger. Luckily, my son Tyler came by to check on me. […]Read More Lions, Tigers, and Bears? No, it’s just a cold!
Photo used with permission by Alcosphoto The Artist’s Way: Pursuing My Artist Within “If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are […]Read More The Artist’s Way: Pursuing My Artist Within
Photo from LionsRoar.com Groundhog Day and The Beginner’s Mind “You want a prediction about the weather? You’re asking the wrong Phil. I’m going to give you a prediction about this winter. It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be dark and it’s going to last you for the rest of your lives!” –Phil Connors, […]Read More Groundhog Day and The Beginner’s Mind