At the end of last summer, I decided to stop coloring my hair. It was a thoughtful decision. I had discussed it with my stylist, who responded, “Well, you do know you will look older, right?” Dang it. I was hoping that wouldn’t be the case…. Other reasons for my switch included being increasingly mindful … Continue reading Life is…
I recently heard a podcast where the invitation was this: Look around and see all the red items in your view. Try this with me. Take a moment and look around you for things that are the color red. When you see one, pause and pay attention to it. Acknowledge it. "There is a red … Continue reading What do you see?
Ahhh….It is a brand new year and news feeds are filled with January newsletters announcing the specular plans for our favorite non-profits, resolutions promising a sparkly life if only we have self-discipline, and robo-emails that seem to have no idea we are still in the holidays, and frankly do not want to know that our … Continue reading Ahhh…the new year…
The seasonal shifts of the North come with a conversation. A back and forth rhythm when temperatures vacillate from one side of zero and the other. Residents respond with their own rhythm of sweatshirts, jackets, parkas, with the final addition of thermal underwear and other such cold-surviving accessories. Spring sends this fashion into reverse. We … Continue reading snow, sleet, ice
The cold starkness of winter has arrived far too early for me. My cuddle duds were pulled out of storage in October, and on the days I resist wearing them, find myself standing at the bus stop with goosebumps of regret. When dark and cold descend quickly, I am caught off guard. At first I … Continue reading When Dark and Cold Descend
I love the night sky, especially as we move into the darker months of the year. Constellations, planets, comets; I watch with great awe. Every evening during the cold months, Orion, with dog Sirius at his heels, stands tall in the back yard. Polaris hovers in place, never leaving the side of the Big Dipper. … Continue reading Patterns of the Sky
The match was struck, the candles lit. I rolled out my mat and settled my rather stiff morning body onto the cushion. Headphones on, the music slid through the tired spaces in my brain and I took a deep breathe. As if joining in, various members of the fur family usually take their places around … Continue reading Gratitude and the Cat Food