Tag: reflections

great horned owlet

Finding Owls and Community

I walk my dogs frequently in the evenings down a wooded trail near our suburban home. I’d see other walkers, with and without dogs, but I rarely said more than a greeting. If they had a dog, there is a possibility that my dogs will be impolite, and […]

temple bells

A Favorite Mindfulness Tool

I have chosen to be mindful about the way I live my life, and sometimes it’s easy to get carried away and forget just what is important. I’ve found a tool to help me with that, which I’d like to share. When I find a good solution, I […]

No More New Year’s Resolutions!

Many people are now looking to the new year and thinking about their resolutions or, perhaps, their theme word for the year. I’m all for changing your life and making your goals happen, but I’m not a believer in new year’s resolutions. There are three good reasons why […]

hallway

Farewell 2015

“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Eden Phillpotts I rearranged my to-be-read stack of books today. I like to revisit each book and determine if it still fits me. If not now, maybe in the future? This year I […]

View from Mt. Shasta, pine, mountains

Out-growing a Point of View

Can you grow younger in your outlook while maintaining your wisdom? Would you even want to? Years ago I was in a multi-generational group that took part in a quiz to determine our outlook on the professional work world and which generation subscribed to the same beliefs. A […]

Allerton park, Kauai, Hawaii, white water lily

Looking for … a State of Grace

I call upon the Mover of the Universe today, asking for just a little help. I find a need for fortitude — a boost to make it through this tiring dog-eat-dog world. I’m rough around the edges and that isn’t likely to change. I’m clumsy, awkward, and enjoy […]

clutch of goose eggs, Barr Lake, Colorado

Migration

I grew up in a place that was short on beauty and long on heat, sand, and wind. Wildlife consisted primarily of rattlesnakes and “horny toads” (little horned lizards). The place was flat and waterless; its only redeeming qualities were gorgeous sunsets and oil. But it was my […]

Rocky shore, beach, Oregon coast

Bridging Two Worlds

I feel as if I have each of my feet in different lands. As if I straddle a gently flowing stream, I stand with each foot on either side in decidedly dissimilar terrain. I’ve been doing this happily for quite a while. Although I look like I stand […]