This Sunday Morning

White Ipheion uniflorum in my North Carolina garden. It’s a quiet Sunday morning and I’m going to keep it that way. No words from me, but I’m going to share one of my favorite Mary Oliver poems: Why I Wake Early.   Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it … More This Sunday Morning

Dance of the Great Blue Herons (or something like that!)

  A few weeks ago we were walking past our neighborhood lake and saw two Great Blue Herons performing quite an elaborate dance. We stopped to watch, not completely sure what was happening. They flew in low circles around each other, flapping their long stretched-out wings. First one rising, then the other. Each time they … More Dance of the Great Blue Herons (or something like that!)

10 Things I’ve Learned on My Yoga Mat (That Help Me Out in the Real World)

“All life is Yoga.”~Sri Aurobindo    Don’t worry about how much better your neighbor seems to be doing than you. Yoga, like life, is not a competition. Remember: comparison is the thief of joy. If you find yourself getting too twisted up: pause, take a deep breath, gently release, and start over. Relax your grip–your … More 10 Things I’ve Learned on My Yoga Mat (That Help Me Out in the Real World)

Happy Friday! 

   If this swan can dance like no one’s watching, you can, too! Rise up, shake it off, and let your joy create ripples for all of the world to feel! Yeah, get out there and make the world a better place for all beings. It’s up to each one of us to be the … More Happy Friday! 

Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big

       “Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again.” It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I come to my computer daily, sit down intending to write, but end up on endless Google searches or posting one-liners on Facebook. Or looking at cat and flower photos … More Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big