nature elements, poetry

Elementals #6

Elementals #6 ~ tiny villages share bark, moss, fungi, water  synergistic life ~ I love to see these tiny patches of life thriving on the bark of a tree. Its amazing to me how the bark, moss, and fungi synergistically thrive with each other. Each one contributing to the whole, and taking only what is…

rain, gardens, poetry

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens   For the second month, we are having high volumes of rain. My flowers, bushes and grass are thriving. Mowing seems to be my occupation and I’m starting to feel the impact of the weather like when I lived in Portland. After a certain number of days without sunshine, I start to feel…

spring flowers

Happy or Resilient?

Would you rather be resilient or happy? I have a friend who is researching resiliency as part of her Ph. D program. In a world with more changes and challenges, it seems important to develop resiliency for both individuals and communities. My garden and nature remind me to be more resilient. According to psychologist Peter…

love, poetry, book, freedom

Love Is Freedom

Love Is… Everything All We Need The Answer to Every Question The Path to Freedom Living in Peace, Ease, Joy and Flow ~ Where we embrace everything Allowing life to be exactly as it is Knowing it has no bearing on our beingness Allowing experiences, thoughts, feelings and events to parade on by While we…

Wired to Connect? brain neurons

Wired to Connect?

Did you know that our brains are designed to connect socially? Brain researchers are discovering how much our brains have evolved to thrive on social connections. For those of you who had close loving relationships growing up, this might seem obvious. For others who grew up without close and loving relationships, this is foreign territory.…

11 tips to thrive in 2014

11 Tips to Thrive in 2014

Are you ready to thrive in 2014? With so many people talking about goals, intentions and resolutions, I wanted to offer some tips to not only start the year with a boost of energy, but offer the tools to maintain your progress. From my experience, commitment and process are the keys to achieving our goals.…

The-SayBoat-Milan

Awesome Stories 1.34

Thriving is my overall goal in life. Writing, photography and play are 3 key elements in that plan. What are you doing to reach your dreams and goals? Here are 9 Tips for Thriving. Maybe I need to add play! Meanwhile, read this week’s Awesome Stories for inspiration on living fully. Thoughts from Within Poem…

being awesome,

Awesomeness!

Who doesn’t love awesomeness? Just the word makes me feel good. How about you? Do you want to be awesome? This post about awesomeness was inspired by Tony Schwartz. His post on how to be awesome is both practical and motivational, recognizing our multi-faceted natures. The key takeaway is that we can be awesome at whatever we…

Autumn Dreams

Autumn Dreams

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the  soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect  them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to…

Climate Change?

Climate Change?

Is there climate change? Does anyone know the truth? Does anyone care? What is a concerned citizen to do? The record heat might be a clue. There are a staggering number of questions, an abundance of rhetoric on all sides and precious few solutions being offered. Seemingly the first step is to bring our country back…