My plans for today changed when I woke up to warnings of a big winter storm, and made the decision not to travel. As a kid, I love snow days; loved hearing, "Warrensburg Central School is closed." I can still recall the thrill of those words coming through the old radio in our kitchen. A… Continue reading Nirvana Day (every day!?)
8 years ago, I attended a retreat in Alabama and did a fire-walk. In the few days leading up to the actual walk, the leader kept encouraging us to listen to our inner voices, to be sure it would be safe for us (personally) to do. This involved getting quiet (both inside and out), settling… Continue reading Listening “in”
It's 9:30 in the morning and already 85 degrees. I slept until 7 a.m. (Fred finally woke me up) and I'm looking at all of our animals lying prostrate on the wooden parts of the floor. Slow down, relax, take a deep breath, don't rush, be easy with yourself today, seems to be the message....… Continue reading … a little contest!
Our flight to Philadelphia on Saturday morning was delayed getting out of Burlington, which left us about 20 minutes to make our connection. There were a number of us on the plane flying to Mexico, and so we hoped they'd hold the flight if we were late, but we sprinted and got to the gate just… Continue reading Help is always around…even if we are having trouble feeling it in the moment
In 12 days, we will be leaving for Mexico. I've been doing a lot of planning; looking at the Mayan ruin sites, calculating driving distances, reading reviews of local restaurants and rental car companies and deciding how much money to have converted to pesos beforehand. I am a planner. I'm good at it, and I… Continue reading the happy trip
My day unexpectedly opened up on Monday, and I decided to take a ride to Middlebury VT, (a town we are thinking about moving to) just look around and get a feel for it. It was a fluke of a warm day here (almost 90 degrees) and the drive was like heaven. I arrived in… Continue reading Slowing myself down: Setting in motion the creative forces of the Universe
I finished my post yesterday morning, hit the "publish" button, but it didn't work. I tried again, but WordPress indicated that it had already been published, even though it hadn't. I tried again and still it did not work. I decided to go for a run and suddenly thought, "What if this is perfect? What… Continue reading It’s all too beautiful
Many years ago, I took a trip to Grenada to relax, but also to learn how to snorkel. The idea of seeing those beautiful, graceful and colorful fish felt so exotic and exciting. I hired a guide and liked him the moment that we met. He was young but had an inner confidence, and I… Continue reading Moving through the world with confidence
It is Saturday afternoon here in upstate NY. I met my mother for breakfast today. At the end of our visit, I was telling her about an order of incense that had just been delivered. It is my favorite, and so I order at least 10 packs at a time, because I burn it both… Continue reading Saturday afternoon smile and give-away!
We are going away in less than 6 weeks. Over the next few days, we need to book our flights, and make hotel reservations. After spending about 2 hrs straight, reading hotel reviews on Trip Advisor yesterday, my mind felt scrambled. I love reading reviews, taking virtual tours, and doing research on-line, but when I… Continue reading Hurry up and relax?