The Power Of Play

The Power Of Play

You know, it’s pretty much impossible to truly “play” when your spirit isn’t lighthearted. Think about it.  We may send a child out to “play” but if they are upset or angry or afraid – if there is any kind of heaviness in them at all – even should...
The Sacred Space of Simplicity

The Sacred Space of Simplicity

I love homes that are clean, simple, and cleared of all clutter.   Homes where everything has a place, and that place is in a drawer or a closet or put away, and that drawer and closet is subdivided into categories so clearly that you never lose the keys to your...
Creating Curious Miracles

Creating Curious Miracles

“Be curious and expect miracles.” These were some of the final words I heard Tom Kenyon, a scientist, spiritual teacher and sound healer, speak at one of his last workshops before he indefinitely retired. It was before Covid, and Jean and I were there together delving...
Making Intentions by Moonlight

Making Intentions by Moonlight

It is a full moon and a new year, and it is time to set an intention I’m feeling a need to write tonight, to dream and speak of the metaphysical.  It’s a night of flights of fancy, of considering dreams, of looking into the future for hopeful happiness, of believing...
Sensing Our Way Through Transitions

Sensing Our Way Through Transitions

I planted one foot in front of the other, feeling into each step as I allowed my hips and arms to swing wide.  Breathing in deeply, slowly, my lungs filled up with the crisp fall air.   I could smell the prior day’s rain in the damp leaves on the ground around me, and...
What is Truth?

What is Truth?

It’s a word filled with complications nowadays.  A word that triggers fierce debates and even fiercer fights.  A word that seems good on the outside, but inside creates controversies and builds other words of anger, distrust, and hatred.  It’s a word too many cannot...
The ABC’s of Vulnerable

The ABC’s of Vulnerable

When we are being vulnerable, does it really mean we are open to being hurt, attacked, and abused? Or does vulnerability actually mean we are strong enough to let down our guard and just be who we are, without fear? I suppose it’s both.   It’s really just a shift in...
Nurture Yourself into Joy

Nurture Yourself into Joy

The place I called my sacred space, my sanctuary, my haven, has been destroyed. It was a purposeful destruction.  A planned one.  A necessary one.  Even an anticipated one.  But all of those things doesn’t make the process of the destruction, nor the loss of what I...
Hope: One of Life’s Little Necessities

Hope: One of Life’s Little Necessities

Hope is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.  And I’ve come to a realization. Hope is a necessity for life. There’s a phrase that goes; “Where there’s life, there’s hope…” but I’d put it; “Where there’s hope, there’s life.” When I feel hopeless, it becomes...
From Death Springs Life

From Death Springs Life

It is the first day of Spring, the Spring Solstice, and I am thinking about death. This is perhaps not the first item that comes to mind for most people when you ask them what Spring would represent to them.  But my mind takes the odd path sometimes. In its own way...
Honoring By Connection

Honoring By Connection

When I began this blog, I titled it “My Morning Mimosa” because I wanted it to be lighthearted, fun, like sitting on a Sunday morning having brunch with your best friend talking about life. I also wanted it to be something insightful, but a bit tongue-in-cheek about...
An Eagle-Eyed Perspective

An Eagle-Eyed Perspective

Photo courtesy Friends of Big Bear Valley, copyright 2020 I never knew my peace of mind could end up depending on two wild birds 200 miles away from me. But there you go. It happened. At the top of 2021 I, along with the rest of the world, happily kissed 2020 goodbye...
The Hidden Gifts of 2020

The Hidden Gifts of 2020

This year has been so tough. Jeanette takes us through her year of goodbyes to come out on the other end full of love, gratitude, peace and revealing the Gifts of 2020. I am walking with a dear friend, and we both have on masks, and we are staying far apart, and we...
Following In Her Flutter-Steps

Following In Her Flutter-Steps

One day as I was in my garden I noticed some of the leaves on my Citrus tree were looking rather chewed up. I knew what this sign meant, and I went in search of the culprits. Soon enough, I found them. Five tiny little black things with white markings that looked like...
Three Integrity Take-Aways

Three Integrity Take-Aways

While thinking about the word “integrity” I considered the many different meanings of the word. There is the integrity of an object, such as a chair, where we are talking about whether or not it can do the job it is meant to do, such as bear the weight of the person...
Rising Appalachia: Folk Roots Music That Inspires

Rising Appalachia: Folk Roots Music That Inspires

Rising Appalachia Rising Appalachia are two sisters whose music both honors and transcends the folk roots style in which it is based.  They use their lyrics and voices to speak out about social, economic, and environmental issues, calling for change while promoting...

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