I am a Collection

We are all collections , the sum of our parts, our histories, bundled and packaged into one body. Inside my 56, I am the 5 year old blowing  dandelion seeds in the wind, learning to a ride bike on gravel roads, making mud pies on the farm. I am 10, scouring the bookmobile library for […]

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Weekly Pleasures

I saw a blogpost using this topic and thought it lent well to the theme of gratefulness which I had written about previously. Being thankful for those little things that we would normally overlook but if truly practicing mindfulness, are wonderful little treasures that renew the spirit. So for this week, I have culled the […]

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May Intentions

With a new month upon us, it’s time to quickly reflect and plan ahead. I have been reflecting of late on purpose. When you leave the working world, a new purpose must be sought out so that you feel productive, useful and all around happy. We always have the purpose of handling the logistics of […]

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touchstones

I could easily write a blog post about things that annoy me. I mean…where would I start? Slow drivers, long lines in the grocery mart, piles of footwear parked at my front door. Believe me, the list goes on and on. However, I was reading a lovely Bellagrace magazine blog post the other day, and […]

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I’m Published!

Now that I am retired, I get a lot of well-meaning people ask me, So what do you do all day? Truth is I am just as busy as I was when I had a career. I guess I could say, that I just have a new career, but it lacks the monetary payoff that […]

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New Year’s Intentions

Goodbye 2016. You were fraught with tension, unhappy surprises and at times extreme anxiety. You also brought much laughter, new friendships and bonded siblings.So all in all, not one of the best years of my life but not the worst either… 2016 brought new hobbies, new puppies, new jobs, new learning, new goals and new beginnings. […]

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Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

When I was teacher of young children, we often bade farewell to one season as we welcomed in another. I am a lover of all the seasons and this is often reflected in my photography. Enjoy.   Goodbye sunlight Hello darkness Goodbye leaves Hello frost Goodbye bird’s nests Hello berries   Goodbye apple tree Hello […]

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On Being Grateful

“Happiness  often seems like it will come to us in the distant future…but in reality it can be found in the simple things and unexpected moments. You will pay more attention to them if you write them down.”-Flow Mindfulness Workbook Awhile back I wrote a blog post about Things That Make me Happy. Part 1. […]

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Ode to a journal.

Many thousands of us keep a journal. Some use diaries as a daily listing of events and thoughts. For some it can be a simple notebook bought from the local dollar store and yet others need a bit more inspiration as if an expensive and beautifully bound treasure can evoke the most exquisite words, enlightenment or sage […]

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