Finding Joy in the Morning!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Love Is In The Air!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Nature’s Messages

Nature’s Messages “From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny. There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge, of one who is no longer confronted with conflict of desires, who has found salvation, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life, full of sympathy and compassion, […]

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Being Present for the Miracles

(photo used with permission by Michael Coschignano Photography) Being Present for the Miracles “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle […]

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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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