For Better or for Worse

Collage of lilies of the valley on paper, biblical text with weddng rings, skeleton head with wedding rings

Until Death do Part Let's face it, the coronavirus stopped everything in its tracks. Closing businesses, schools, communities and entire countries shattered the world into millions of individualized personal universes. But, viewing this tragic pandemic through the paradoxical Tao, I see our rapidly moving globe suddenly falling apart to slow us down and turn our …

Sparks of Light

Young male holding a globe reflecting sparks of light, with huge sparks of light in the background

"Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another."                                 ∼ Ram Dass During the aberrant quietness of shelter in place, I've reflected more deeply on this statement and how our thoughts and actions …

Give Mother Nature a Gift Today

Hand with a big heart above it

I could not let today go by without honoring Mother Earth. It's sort of like remembering the birthday of a dear friend. A fellow blogger's repost inspires me to continue passing the message along. Perhaps you will too. It's from 350.org which is an international movement working toward ending fossil fuels and building a world …

Little Things Making Big Differences

Close-up photo of dandelion

Feeling antsy, impatient, or fearful while being cooped up during this pandemic? Personal contact and the ability to participate in gratifying activities like dining with friends or attending concerts are two pleasures I've missed the most. Thankfully, though, it's spring which means hours and hours of yard work assuaged with bird song, the warming sun, …

Nature’s Natural Antidepressant

Photo of black/white border collie with Ray Ban sunglasses and beach hat

Going to the beach may not be a bad idea if proper distancing can be maintained, but this post is about our lovable pets --- in and out of the coronavirus quarantine. I am an unabashed, self-proclaimed Dog Lover. That's Capital D, Capital L. Still missing my beloved Bess, and more than ever during this …

Looking to Ancients, Artists and Antecedents for Answers

Red mushroom growing out of dirt and darkness

Contrary news reports on the coronavirus got you feeling confused? Everything changing too rapidly to absorb? Feeling like you're churning in a sea of uncertainty? No worries (unless that's what you choose to do.) Look at the bright side. Yes, there is always a bright side, as the Tijitu depicts and notables observed:   "Confusion …