“Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down.” ~~Kobi Yamada “When you have come to the edge of all the light you have and step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of the two will happen to you: Either you’ll find something solid to … More Take the Leap!
“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” Mary Oliver, A Poetry Handbook I agree with Mary Oliver: Poetry is as necessary as food. Poetry is also a life … More Poetry for the Journey
“Many people fantasize about going off to a cave somewhere, far away from “the world,” where they imagine they will find peace of mind and live in some state of bliss. But the truth is that the cause of our unhappiness lies within our own hearts, so no matter where we go, we take it … More Wherever You Go, There You Are
“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” ~ Gertrude S. Wister I love living in a climate that allows gardening to continue seamlessly through all four seasons. While most people do not believe it is possible to garden in winter, it really … More February’s Little Bulbs
I’m usually not one to jump on a bandwagon of any kind. Actually, I tend to run the other way, especially when it comes to the big book bandwagon. You know the ones: NYT Bestsellers, being read by every single book club all over the country, flying off bookstore shelves, and Oprah’s book club picks. … More All Aboard the Bandwagon
I recently attended a meditation workshop with Rolf Gates. He is so down-to-earth, funny, and authentic. He’s also an excellent, inspiring teacher. If you haven’t read his book, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, do so now. It’s set up as 365 meditations exploring the integration of yoga into our … More The Mind Screams. The Heart Whispers.
“All you need is love, love, love is all you need.”~The Beatles … More Here’s My Heart
This is the lake behind my house. Every time I walk past here I see something new, something beautiful, something that stops me in my tracks and makes me slow down to take notice. It’s a smallish lake, but when intentionally observed, it seems rather large. The day I shot this video on my iPhone, … More Mother Nature Showing Off
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” This quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorites. It always reminds me of the fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling.” The duckling claims his true power and beauty only when he realizes … More Feeling It In Our Hearts