September 20 , 2022 /

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 EQUINOX

Life is about the seasons of change, internal and external, and how we adjust our rhythms and find ourselves in balance or not.  Equinox is when the amount of night and day are approximately the same, about 12 hours each, all over the world.  For us in the northern hemisphere, it marks the official end

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September 15 , 2022 /

HARVEST TIME

My maternal grandfather was a descendant of the gatherers.  He was a forager in the woods, especially in late Summer and early Fall for berries, nuts, mushrooms and paw paws. He also gathered many other things including “pieces of string too short to save.”  He would put them in a shoe box with that written

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September 11 , 2022 /

SMALL STUFF ACCOMPLISHED

Sitting outside with coffee in hand, I say to S, “I need to do something creative or productive today.”   She says, “Give me an example.”   Me: “I need to look for a good writing workshop that fits where I am and who I am with my writing.”   She: “Do it.”  So, I begin researching among

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July 29 , 2022 /

WEEK SIX – TRAVEL PLUS

I had planned to keep two separate blogs, one continuing on various topics that I have had running along since 2011 and a more recent one dedicated specificially to travel.  That is not working as I had intended so I am abandoning the separate travel blog and will post those here along with others.  For

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July 27 , 2022 /

DAILY DIFFERENT

Want to have a different kind of day?  Try these 8 steps for a dose of daily different.   Start when you wake up (without an alarm if possible) with 5 minutes of quiet meditation.  Do not think about what you have to do.  Do nothing except embrace the silence.   Spend the next few

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June 21 , 2022 /

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2022

Today, June 21, marks the “official” end of Spring, the “official” beginning of Summer. Regardless of the calendar formality, you’re free to celebrate on your own schedule. You can read all the details about why that occurs here: http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/summersolstice.htm It’s a lot about the earth’s relationship to the sun. It’s also about our relationship to

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