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
Photo Used With Permission by Vivian Spathopoulos The 2018 Women’s March: Making Women’s Rights Great Again! “Don’t Fashion Me Into A Maiden that Needs Saving From A Dragon. I AM THE DRAGON. And, I Will Eat You Whole.” –A Little Girl’s Sign from the 2018 Women’s March “I’m not allowed to act like the President.” […]Read More The 2018 Women’s March: Making Women’s Rights Great Again!
Photo: Bruce Davidson, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York Learning About Black Lives Through Literature “I like to think I know what death is. I’d like to think that it’s something I could look at straight.” […]Read More Learning About Black Lives Through Literature
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