It Just so Happens…All Roads Lead to Home

Glass ball sitting on a rock in the ocean being splashed while reflecting sky and sea with mountain in the background

The Elements as Allies --- hmm, I wondered what I was getting into this week when serendipitously participating in this formal discussion. Uncertain where this topic would lead, my curiosity surfed the wave of energy surging through my life lately. Opening commentary --- how critical Mother Nature's elements are to our life force. Earth, fire, …

The Vista of Time

Two men standing on barren ground, looking toward the New Year on the horizon

As 2020 approaches, time is in the forefront of my mind. Running deeper than lines on a clock face or flip of a calendar page ("swipe" for you digital divas), my concept of time morphed over the years and invisibly orchestrates my life. On a grander scale, the new year transition symbolizes life itself --- …

Ms. fortune

Blemished red beefsteak tomato on broken stem with baby green tomato

Have you ever… Looked forward to something that resulted in something vastly different? Expended effort that did not produce fruition? Gotten involved in an activity that became incompatable? Sometimes life just is.   Nothing is as nothing is to both you and me. Fortune and misfortune are neighbors Sai Ong Loses Horse.     Plants …

Tao of Spring

I love this time of year --- one foot stepping away from dismal winter, the other turning toward spring's pulsating energy and invigorating growth. Mother Nature turns her pages as weeping cherry blossoms invite sleepy trees to leaf out.  Rosettes emerge beneath woody stalks from last year's Autumn Joy...lifeless looking rosebushes begin to swell...rain purges …

It’s all a Matter of Time

Daylight "saving time" is an oddity to me.  The only time I think I've saved is when I am more efficient like writing my store note while my phone call is placed on hold.  Other times it's planning my route to accomplish the most along the way --- or speeding up (just a little bit) …

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 …

Fish in the Grass

Heavy rains make weeds grow freely but also easier to remove. Rainstorms flood the pond. Fish are swimming in the yard. Not so lucky for them but the heron is happy for food and the grass will be fertilized. This is my gardener's perspective on a Chinese folk story called "An Old Man Lost His …

Get a Universal Hug!

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day sat on my bucket list for several years.  With no events offered in my small, semi-rural community, I made up my mind last year to drive 1.5 hours to participate.  The powerful group energy felt like a profoundly calming universal hug, not to mention the good people I met …

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