Have You Tried a Blueberry Meditation?

Blueberry picking is a July priority for me. After years of lingering on my bucket list, I can hardly wait each summer for what has become an almost spiritual experience. Not because a nun took me on my first adventure (smile) but because of the percolating glee I feel high on a serene hilltop, in …

The Time Traveling Hibiscus

With ephemeral traits hallmarking the gate to past and future, have you considered gifting a hibiscus for the New Year? Once it's Gone, it's Gone You know the sayings, "Out with the old and in with the new," or "Here today, gone tomorrow."  True for so many things --- like each year, our youth, good …

Nature’s Circle of Comfort

Seeing these rounded hay bales in expansive green fields began to stir something deep within a few years ago that felt strangely comforting.  I hadn't observed this prior to practicing Qigong where I first felt a gentle, circular energy flowing between my hands.  The movements soon enriched my gardening activities and evolved my thinking about …

Go ahead…feel the thrill

"Those swings are for kids, not grown-ups." "Who says?" "What will people think if they see a mature woman on them?" "Do you really think someone is going to arrest me?" And so the dialogue went between my inner critic and the lure of a childhood thrill when seeing a swing set in a new …