There’s something about the end of the calendar year that leads to reflection on the past year, along with some assessment of where I’m at on my path in life. There are so many opportunities to become distracted along the way. It seems like holiday gatherings and spending more time with family are both enjoyable […]
There is something very appealing about the idea of simplifying one’s life. Maybe thoughts of a serene and peaceful existence come to mind. In real life, however, it’s not quite like that. First, you have to sort through the mire of accumulated stuff. For David and I, downsizing and simplifying means sorting through 17 years […]
As a relative newbie in the world of entrepreneurs, I must say that I am amazed at the vast skill set that is required of a typical small business owner. I have had the luxury of working for someone else for most of my working career, and I have to say that over the years […]
My yoga journey began a few years ago at the House of Yoga in Berkley. My first teacher was a wise woman named Jane, who lured me in to her Sunday morning “Gentle Yoga” class. I have to admit I was a little bit intimidated by yoga, but this class sounded interesting and I was […]
Remember when summers seemed to last an eternity? I’m not sure exactly when that changed – maybe it has been a gradual shift over time. Now, if I don’t make an effort to get outside and experience the change of seasons it would be easy to forget that its happening. Nature is a great teacher […]
Natural foods are very near and dear to my heart. I’m not a master gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but I so want to be. I can just imagine a yard full of fruit trees and a lovely weed free garden and gorgeous perennials, bulbs and flowering trees that bloom in a wonderful sequence from early spring to late fall. But the reality is not quite there yet.
It’s wonderful to have a birthday in June. I always thought that it was excellent planning on my mom’s part since I received gifts every 6 months. My little brother, born in December, didn’t have it quite so good since his birthday always merged into holiday celebrations.
It’s wonderful to look around and see all the ‘green’ everywhere along with the bright yellow forsythia bushes and the intoxicating fragrance of lilacs. This is such a beautiful time of new beginnings. I like to think that Mother’s Day honors Mother Nature right along with our own mothers.
As a kid, I remember watching the Keep America Beautiful PSA, the now-famous commercial in which a Native American looks out over a scene of terrible pollution. When he turns his head back to face the camera, a single tear falls down his cheek.
I believe that the best place to start inspiring change is within yourself. Books can be truly inspirational. Although I don’t get a chance to read as much as I would like to, I am fortunate to live near a library with an extensive audio book collection.