Upgrading to Love

I finally realized why our cultural focus on happiness bothers me. At first, I thought it was because I’m stuck in my own life and not happy, tainting my perspective. No doubt that is part of my challenge. But today, reading about Einstein’s letters to his daughter (about love being the most powerful force in…

Tantric Turtles

I almost stepped on these turtles beside the walkway to my patio. I had never seen turtles mating before. Have you? I was fascinated by the contrasts. The female is about 50% larger, didn’t move, or even show her head for most of the mating. Finally toward the end, she poked her head out and…

Three Steps to Finding Flow

I’m committing myself to finding the flow. This is a follow up to my post about the power of kindness. While that gift gave me a boost to get things rolling, I realized a deeper intention for me is wanting to merge my life with spirit. To live in grace and flow from living for…

Flower Power

~ wow flowers birds and bees beauty beckons life giving harvest miracles of nature from seed to blossom to husk seasons of life on grand display teachers of nature’s perfect rhythm aligning my heart with the beat of love ~ I’ve been missing flowers and wanted to share some of my favorites from this spring…

Back to the Lake

~ light feathery dreams floating on white puffy clouds serene lake moments ~ This weekend, I returned to Lake Wedington, a lovely lake and park just 12 miles west of town. It was a nice morning before the heat and rain set in. The only thing missing was swimming. This lake restricts swimming to one…

The Gift of Kindness

I was recently reminded of the beauty and power of kindness. Someone choose to anonymously give me this unique treasure chest made by artist and friend Tania Marie. My chest came with bonus gifts like an oil diffuser, crystal, and bath salts, a heartfelt note, and reminders to be open to new energies like possibility…

Macro Beauty

~ beautiful details the cosmos in a fungi reveal hidden charms ~ Followers of my blog will know that I love macro photography. The process of looking closely at nature and the world around helps me to find beauty where it might be all too easy to miss in rather ordinary settings. I enjoy finding…

Awesome Stories 394

I decided to revisit my Awesome Stories series. The world seems to need more focus on the good that is happening around the world. My hope is that these stories will inspire more people to bring out the best in themselves and others while helping to make the world a better place for all. Little…

Verdant Moments

~ humid lush and green valley ripe with summer growth my verdant moments ~ I finally got out in the woods to feed my body and soul this Sunday. Thankfully, I timed it well in between rain storms with only a brief sprinkle while I was at the park. Devil’s Den is a lovely state…

Summer Days

~ lingering summer blooming flowers brutal heat beauty and the beast ~ I wish I could say I’ve been traveling, going on adventures, or even going out hiking, but the reality is I’ve mostly been indoors, walked some around the neighborhood, and gone on one hike at a nearby lake. I’m grateful that we haven’t…