A Love Hate Diary of Dates with a Smartphone… (part 3)

Mark your calendar, set your alert notifications for the National Day of Unplugging which begins at sundown this coming Friday (March 6) and ends (only if you want it to) at sundown on Saturday (March 7). This mini diary on my smartphone experience explains why I'll be unplugged too! Continuing from Part 2 that ended …

The Cherokee Knew

Hand holding a crystal globe with upside down view of the world

A fellow blogger's post reminded me of a pondering earlier this week. While I am a spiritual person, I haven't joined an organized religion for decades. Listening to others, some are dogmatically committed to one and only one belief system --- declaring their way is right and the only way. It may be right for …

Opening the Door to Transformation

Photo of long hallway with door at the end

Synchronicity delivered timely and profound guidance to me before my mother's passing. Surprisingly, it originated from a talented Spanish guitar musician (and yoga instructor) whose concert I attended just months earlier. Johannes Linstead's message radically shifted my thoughts about death and erased any long-held fears. Since that time, it's become my mainstay. I've included his …

Constancy is Unnatural…

Tornado touching land from storm clouds above

...and will change. At some point. This summer of exhaustive change whirled like a tornado snatching dear ones from my path. In three months I've experienced rapid and complete loss from news of 14 deaths --- nine of them close to me. Barely catching my breath, we've also just lost the healing space where we've …

The Good Weather Church

Blue sky with white puffy clouds over a rural church with autumn leaves in the fore band backgrounds

Wandering through Christianity, Buddhism, and Unity to my current interest of studying the Tao, I long ago exchanged organized religion for a more profound spirituality. Structured religion gave me a moral and ethical compass for living life. Eastern philosophies expanded my understanding. But, my spirituality deepened after a life altering illness, decades of consciously working …

Nature Teacher: We may be One but We are Not the Same

Red ripened and green beefsteak tomatoes on the vine

Gardening teaches me so much about living life. Besides providing quiet time to regenerate, and avoid constant interruptions of marketing ploys or messages that can wait, gardening offers opportunities to look more deeply into life. Stepping into the tomato patch today, I notice some are ripened red, some still green, some are somewhere along the …