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June 20th Summer Solstice

June 5, 2024

It is once more that time of year when we are gifted longer days and more daylight. I have many friends who say they long for this time and love it when it arrives. I agree, there are many wonderful benefits of having longer days and lighter evenings. As we know, life is a circle,…

Trees

April 27, 2023

It is Spring once more and as I sit and look out of the window, I see the trees beginning to bloom and blossom. And I find myself reflecting that we too have opportunities to bloom and blossom. Trees grow up through their branches and down through their roots.  They shed bark that has protected them…

Sleep

June 8, 2022

Winter is almost here and we start to think more of staying home and hunkering down. One of the pleasures of the darker winter times is to snuggle into bed and sleep. However, sleep can be elusive and there is nothing more frustrating than lying awake at one, two or three in the morning, desperately…

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The Hope of Spring

March 30, 2021

Welcome to Spring!For days and weeks it has rained – and rained – drenching everything and everyone. I tell myself it keeps the air we breathe clear and healthy. And yet … the skies are gray and dreary. Days are short and it is dark by 4 p.m. some evenings. The trees are bare and…

The Gift of Longer Days

The Gift of Longer Days

December 23, 2020

Yesterday, we turned a corner … the Winter Solstice was upon us. This year it coincided with a wonderful occurrence, a celestial event that last occurred 800 years ago. The planets Jupiter and Saturn were as close as they get and appeared to some as a brilliant star. Unfortunately, here in the Pacific Northwest we…

Blackberry Reflections

August 11, 2020

I cannot believe it was a year ago that I wrote my first blog about myblackberry reflections. I was picking alone this time. Leo, the cat decidednot to accompany me and I wandered along, looking for the biggest shiniestblackberries I could fine. I found a lot of smaller, shiny blackberries at theend of a branch,…

The Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring

March 22, 2020

I took a walk yesterday. You may wonder why is this worth writing about, but right now, like many of you, I am living in lock down conditions. I am not visiting the stores, having goods delivered to the house and keeping a 6 ft social distance practice. I closed my office and am giving…

NEW YEAR 2020

January 5, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to the Roaring 20’s!  The 1920’s were referred to as the Roaring 20’s.   World War 1 had ended and there was a feeling of elation.  A feeling that now people could go forward expectantly and it became a time of intense celebration.  The Roaring Twenties got their name from the exuberant, freewheeling popular…

Confidence

Stretching

September 4, 2019

I found a form of exercise that I love! I was picking blackberries in my daughter’s garden. Leo, the cat was meandering along with me …wondering perhaps why I was interested in those black objects that had no appeal to him. And as I reached for a particularly beautiful, perfect blackberry I realized that the…

You-Are-Enough-2019

You ARE Enough.

July 7, 2019

How many times have you thought “I am not smart, motivated. attractive, witty, patient, determined … fill in the blank, enough?”  We compare ourselves to others, how they look, what they achieve, and fail to give ourselves the acknowledgement that we are living our lives in our own way and we are enough.   Yes,…