Find The Beauty Anyway

What is beautiful about a sunless day?  Everything. The way the water looks dark and catches light in different ways.  The way the cool breeze feels on our faces.  The colors of the clouds.  How crisp the air smells.  How the water sounds as it splashes up on the dock. Things look different when we…

Have Fun With Fall

There are a lot of fun things to do in the Fall where I live.  The leaves change colors, the air gets crisp and days start to shorten.  Apples are as fresh as they can be at nearby orchards.  Fall festivals are in abundant supply in small, nearby towns.  Hay rides, bonfires and nature walks are amazing…

Clean Your Plate

  When we have too many things on our plates, we can feel heavy and weighed down.  Sometimes it can even feel overwhelming just to think about all the things we have to do.  All of those things on our lists that we put off doing drags our energy down. Let’s take a good look…

How To Participate In National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4th is National Trails Day.  It’s a celebration of our national hiking trails.  If you haven’t hiked in awhile, or never – there’s some things to know. There are all kinds of hiking trails.  When we think of hiking, we often think about rocky crags and climbing over things – or long, long hikes…

See Something Beautiful

Set the intention today that you will get outside and see something beautiful this weekend. It is fall here and the leaves are changing colors.  Beautiful yellows, reds and oranges everywhere.  There are lots of fall festivals in nearby small communities.  The air is crisp and chilly and great for taking hikes. Nature gives us…

Add Joy To Your Seasons

These beautiful red sprouts are the beginnings of some beautiful peony bushes.  Every Fall they are cut completely down.  Every Spring they come up again.  By Memorial Day they will be in full bloom.  It is a natural cycle. While nature is not always predictable, there are some things we can count on.  The seasons turn,…

Find What You Love

We have an unusually warm day today and I went to the park to have lunch.  I think I picked the perfect table.  All over this table were brightly painted messages of love.  One of the messages said, “All you need is love.”  How perfect for me. When our hearts are open to see all…