Life after graduation. Life after marriage. Life after kids. Life after retiring. We celebrate the milestones in our life as destinations in themselves. These milestones tend to pull us to the next one and then the next one. I recognized in myself … [Read more...] about You Have a Choice
Leaves blow softly in the wind. Birds chatter like a group of seniors gathering over coffee. Beauty, calm, community all surround me this morning as I put pen to paper to share my thoughts and feelings on stress in our modern day. It isn’t without irony that clarity on stress … [Read more...] about To Engage or Disengage: A Dichotomy of Needs
Contrasts I carefully place the clean wet brush, outlining the outer petals of the dandelion with a clear wash. Choosing a bright turquoise blue, I apply dots of pigment to this clear outline and color bursts forth creating a beautiful striking contrast. I overuse … [Read more...] about The Contrast of Life
I push the treadmill speed past six and look up into the mirror in front of me. I see determination staring back. I see the runners on both sides of me and I have a good ten years on them. When did this happen? I was always the youngest in the pack. In my … [Read more...] about On Aging and Grace
We can’t let our guard down. Too much is at stake. We are rounding out a year with this pandemic. Everyone is exhausted. Some people have never worried and just openly embraced getting the virus and getting it over with. Others lock themselves away hoping they can … [Read more...] about How Could I Have Let My Guard Down?
People talk about habits a lot; especially moving toward a new year. Habits, goals, and renewal in general. We hear less about patterns. Yet, working with people over years, and being a journaler with an over-abundance of self-reflection, I notice patterns in … [Read more...] about Patterns That Serve You and Breaking the Ones that Don’t