Finding JOY in Fall

As the weather shifts so do our moods. I imagine I am not alone when I feel at a loss during these darker, wetter, windier months. While I might struggle to find joy in my day to day life, I am sitting down to remember things that bring me happiness and a sense of peace,Continue reading “Finding JOY in Fall”

Full Moon Intentions

The arrival of the full moon is an opportunity to check in with ourselves. We might not always align with what mystics and shamans have to say about the moon and its meaning for the various phase it is in, but sometimes we do. This week I have been buying into the Power Path’s updateContinue reading “Full Moon Intentions”

Everyday Is A New Beginning

Everyday is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again. It seems I have taken a bit of a summer hiatus on my blog writing. Often I have felt self doubt or lack of inspiration to get back here. I have also found myself busy with other tasks, not taking the time toContinue reading “Everyday Is A New Beginning”

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”