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…

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Here are some reflections from my trip to see my family. This trip it was apparent how much my mother’s health has declined. Her walking is very wobbly, along with balance issues and falling lately. It it hard to accept this steady decline in her health, engagement, and aliveness. This makes me ponder my own…

This Precious Life

~ death grieving poignant loss pain and despair the edges worn thin palpable grief hangs in the air family gathered to honor a daughter embracing the pain, love, and loss emotions roiling beneath the surface some cry, some talk, some retreat each mourn in their own way but shared in community sadness dulls to loss…

love, poetry, puffs

The Dance of Love

The Dance of Love ~ take a centering breath reach across the fears maybe she’ll say yes take the chance play the game feel the beat move your feet dance on soul weaver ~ Valentine’s Day has come and gone, along with my motivation for dating. Thanks to Natalie, fellow blogger at The Hot Goddess,…

winter, wonder

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland ~   ~ the weather outside is frightful my lovers lips are so delightful our kisses ignite a torrid fever waking the mystic dream weaver ~ ~ Yesterday, I woke up to a winter storm warning in addition to the coldest temps in nearly a century! The temperatures are in Fahrenheit. And today…

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.  ~ Dr. Martin Luther King I dream of the day when we achieve Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of living in a world where we treat each other with love as brothers and sisters, living in peace and…

healing, loving

The End of Self-Improvement

The End of Self-Improvement This is my New Year’s gift to you; part love letter, part kick in the pants. Please take what serves you and discard the rest. These are my truths, not necessarily yours. You do not need to fix yourself. You are not broken. You are enough. You may not like everything…

Christmas

Holiday Hygge

Holiday Hygge ~ My post was inspired by Kristine’s musings on coffee and hygge. Hygge is a Danish word for coziness or simple comforts that bring feelings of wellness and contentment. It means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying life with good people. Hygge reminds us of the importance of simple comforts in our lives,…

simplicity, elementals

Elementals #10 – Simplicity

Elementals #10 – Simplicity This week I didn’t get to take a nature walk, and that might be the case for the next few weeks. I’m working extra shifts before my vacation in mid-September. I’m finally going back east to visit my mother in Virginia. We’ve been waiting for the virus to calm down, but…

nature, lake, poetry

Trailside Beauty

Trailside Beauty ~ nature’s beauty calls whispers among the forest the language of love ~ Much like John Muir, I go to the woods to be set right. To restore my mind, body, and spirit by communing with nature. These images are taken along one of my favorite places to hike around town at Lake…