What Do You Love About Yourself?

Last week, I had a lovely mid week get away, with fully vaccinated friends. We talked, we laughed, we walked, we did yoga, I twisted my ankle, we ate lots of food and enjoyed each other’s company in a super beautiful and relaxing setting. When you are able to hang out uninterrupted with your bestContinue reading “What Do You Love About Yourself?”

Take A Moment…

There is a lot of talk about mindfulness and meditation these days. An opportunity to connect and recenter. But mindfulness doesn’t always have to mean a silent retreat and you don’t always have to meditate on a cushion in your private yoga sanctuary. While these might be wonderful ways to get away, they are notContinue reading “Take A Moment…”

Earth Day Poem

In my yoga classes this week, I read a poem by Stephanie Kaza, (writer, practicing Soto Zen Buddhist, and active proponent of religious dialogue. @https://www.stephaniekaza.com/) This beautiful poem resonated me, not only for Earth Day, but as a way to honor our body and all it does as we move through our lives on theContinue reading “Earth Day Poem”

A Day Away

A day away from the city Early morning ferry ride Open the gate to the farm School is in session I am on my way Travel the curvy road Fields and farms on either side Dead end to the trail head Steep hill leads us down Grassy knolls and trees around Through the shrubs weContinue reading “A Day Away”

Last Time

For me, one of the silver linings of the pandemic has been joining my writing groups. I have taken a number of classes with Hugo House and have formed friendships and groups with people I have never met in person, yet I tell them everything about my life. In our group this weekend, we wereContinue reading “Last Time”

It’s Been A Year

*Photo from Seattle Art Museum last March, I don’t know the artist but I love the colors, the images and the peacefulness of this piece. In early March of last year, I decided I was going to do more. I was going to get out more, explore more, find things to do on my own,Continue reading “It’s Been A Year”

Trust Yourself

*photo credit Andrew – These girls are my world, if I can teach them anything it is to trust themselves. At the beginning of quarantine we were stuck inside baking, filling time with snacks and drinking wine every night to cope. I was stressed, anxious and on edge about the virus, my family’s health, aboutContinue reading “Trust Yourself”

What We’re Eating This Week…

*Photo credit (top) http://www.wanderingwagars.com (bottom) me – Monday’s dinner – Icelandic Baked Fish Our family has taken on an self-created, International Food Challenge. It all started because my oldest daughter, Siena, has become a bit worn out by her staple quarantine lunch which has been white rice with an egg, soy sauce, sesame oil andContinue reading “What We’re Eating This Week…”

For All That We Love

We love them from the moment they come into the world. We love them until they take their last breath. We love them through struggle and conflict. We love them when it hurts. We give them all our love and ask for nothing in return. The love that we have for ourselves is often overlooked,Continue reading “For All That We Love”

Groundhog’s Day… or is it Groundhog’s Year?

*Photo credit: Andrew Gorohoff – Marmot/Groundhog on Mt. Rainier Letting go is something I am working on. Letting go of control. Letting go of worry, fear and obsession. Letting go of all the thoughts that bog me down and instead, just Trust and Accept (my word for 2021). Accept that things will work out. LettingContinue reading “Groundhog’s Day… or is it Groundhog’s Year?”