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…

What Do You Have To Lose?

“Buddha was asked, ‘What have you gained from meditation?’  He replied, ‘Nothing.  However, let me tell you what I have lost:  Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.’” What might you lose if you meditate today? ~~~~~~***~~~~~~ Photo credit: Miss Maggie Please check out her mom’s etsy shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/lillizas Love You!…

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…

The Miracle Of A New Perspective

When things have been feeling a little heavy for awhile, we can step out and look for a new way of thinking about it.  Really for any challenge we may feel we have – stepping away often gives us a better perspective of it.  When we feel stuck and unable to come up with a…