The Simple Joys of Enjoying

The Simple Joys of Enjoying

My husband and I had ticked off from our list the sites of Florence and Venice.  We headed to La Spezia, an unremarkable town that was the base for exploring the famous Cinque Terra, a series of five small Italian towns perched like tiny gems above the Ligurian Sea. ...
Great Granola Recipe

Great Granola Recipe

Homemade Makes It Better! I love homemade granola…and this recipe is shared by my very dear friend Jane Lockhart, who happens to be an amazing cook, inspired knitter, creative gardener, world traveler, successful business woman, adoring wife, dog mama, maven of...
How Do You Honor Your Truth?

How Do You Honor Your Truth?

What is Your Truth? How Do You Honor Your Truth? I will tell you mine and then you can tell me yours. We all know the, Is it True?  Is it Kind?  Is it Necessary?  Right?  Well, that is a good one to live by indeed.  Here is one to apply to yourSelf when you choose to...
Nature In Happy Headlines

Nature In Happy Headlines

The forces of nature have fascinated humans since… well since there have been humans. Our respect for, defense of, curiosity about and kindness to nature in all its mystery are the great pleasures of existence.  Whether it’s scientists conserving a rare species or...
Thank You, Ed Asner

Thank You, Ed Asner

“If someone can pound it into your gourd of a head…”. If that doesn’t sound like the way Lou Grant from the Mary Tyler Moore show would have started a sentence…what does?? Ed Asner’s iconic role of the crusty, tough but...
Heroes In Happy Headlines

Heroes In Happy Headlines

Heroes are all around… from the person who helps someone across the street, to activists, to frontline workers… The openness and empathy in all of us that creates compassionate actions is one of the most valued and important qualities of the human spirit....
The Boundaries We Keep

The Boundaries We Keep

 I grew up in the Midwest with lots of aunts and uncles around.  They dropped in constantly.  There were no dates made or appointment planned.  They just showed up, sometimes with a box of doughnuts or sometimes a gallon of ice cream.  My mother would make a pot of...

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