March 26, 2023 Each March for the past 17 years, I have found a cool weekend to turn over the soil in my tiny garden, add some compost and plant lettuce and a few other “cold crops.” Truly, I end up spending several sessions just weeding and breaking up the soil before the planting everContinue reading “Digging My Ditches”
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Spring may be my favorite season.
March 14, 2023 Spring may be my favorite season. There are things I enjoy about each temperature change and the varied foliage and activities that come with each of the seasons in Virginia, but there is something magical about the longer hours of daylight and the new growth that awakens each Spring. Part of meContinue reading “Spring may be my favorite season.”
Mindful Walk in the Park
February 22, 2023 This afternoon I took a mindful walk around the lake at a park near my school. It was an unusually warm February day and I wanted a bit of exercise, but quickly my focus shifted to the sounds and smells around me. It was blustery so there was a gentle whooshing soundContinue reading “Mindful Walk in the Park”
I came to the beach this weekend for a writing retreat. Any day at the beach is a better day than inland, but this has been a particularly chilly and windy weekend. Fortunately, we rented a large house on the water, so the views are amazing even if the air is bracing outside. Nonetheless, IContinue reading “Beach Rituals”
Every Time You Go Away, You Take a Part of Me with You.
Once more, I have an empty nest. My youngest son just drove away at the end of his final Winter Break from college. Andrew is doing a beautiful job of gradually coming into adulthood. He has learned a lot about life, Chemistry, Music, love and how to balance work, studies, exercise, and social life atContinue reading “Every Time You Go Away, You Take a Part of Me with You.”
January 16, 2023 Periodically, I need to get out of my house to clear my head. Yesterday was one of those days. It was cold and gray, our furnace was not working properly, and we had dealt with some difficult family drama the day before. If I had my own personal jet or could timeContinue reading “New Vistas”
January 1, 2023 As I sat in meditation this morning, I was captivated by the buds forming on the tree outside my window. They have been there for months, but somehow, I hadn’t really noticed them. I love the tree outside my yoga room window. It is a deciduous magnolia that some call a tulipContinue reading “Gathering Energy”
Walk in the Light
December 24, 2022 Each Fall I struggle as the days wane and the darkness comes earlier and earlier. After Thanksgiving, it is rare for me to get home from work before dusk and my daily walks become rushed or absent for a few weeks as I get caught up in the holiday bustle. I missContinue reading “Walk in the Light”
December 11, 2022 We recently adopted a stray kitten that was living between several neighbor’s houses. They were all feeding him, but no one wanted to adopt him because they had other pets. Our neighbors also were all aware of our recent loss of our 14-year-old tom and hoped we would fill the void inContinue reading “Kitten Yoga”
My birthday has forever been intertwined with Thanksgiving. I was born on Thanksgiving and periodically, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving once more. Even when it does not, the date is so close to the holiday that as a child it was tricky to find a date to celebrate it. Kids would be out of townContinue reading “Gifts”