Doing, Not Writing

photo by Babykailan     I’ve been busy.  It seems that working through my Vacation To Do List  requires actual doing more than writing.  But it’s good stuff.  It’s good to follow through on plans (yoga, car maintenance, etc.), to be open to new unplanned activities (cleansing diet), and to sometimes not want to do [...]

Start With Baby Steps

  Photographer: Linda Nagel   “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. “ Lao-tsu, Tao Te Ching Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)       If you enjoy weaving dreams and setting goals and then find yourself not knowing where to start, join the club.    Taking the first [...]

My Vacation To Do List

    Don’t hate me, but I’m a teacher and  I’m lucky enough to be embarking on a four-week summer break.  Family vacation to some touristy city where my daughter can shop and I can museum hop will only take up five days.  The rest is mine, all mine!   Lest I squander my well earned, [...]

Just Being Present

  Lately, I’ve been enjoying being inside.  Inside of me, that is.  Being present.  Being thoughtful, without having great thoughts.   Did you ever sit down to write something — a letter, a paper for school, a birthday greeting — and find that you don’t have anything witty or especially interesting to say?  Well, that’s [...]

Put me in time-out, please

  Did you ever flow through your day and think, “This is good. Life is good. I’m good.” – only to have one little miniscule everyday life event mess it all up? (Oh please let me not be the only one.)   Yesterday was that day for me. The morning (my special, intention-setting, alone time) [...]

I like the ducks.

    I’m truly one of the lucky ones. Yes I am.  I’m a homeowner of a lovely townhouse situated in a fairly peaceful condo community.  We have the usual gated parking, community pool, clubhouse, and spa.  Sweet deal, don’t you think?  And the landscaping is a special treat with more than our fair share [...]

Farewell to Michael Jackson

I’d like to bid farewell to Michael Jackson even though I didn’t personally know him.  Like almost everyone else, however, I’ve been affected by the passing of a superstar:  Michael Joseph Jackson.  May he rest in peace.    Take away the unfortunate life choices, the human form that we so liked to criticize, the gossip, [...]

Mentoring, Motivating, Mothering….and Teaching too.

  I’m about to fess up about my true identity, so pay attention.  Lest you think that I’m some big time blogger and have made it rich by just cranking out fun articles on my laptop while sitting on park benches (what a nice life that will be…someday), let me shock you with my true identity:  I’m [...]

Plan P: To Be Positively Positive

Remember how your mama used to tell you, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”?  Well, I’m ready to hold my tongue…literally.  Yes, I just may need to grab it with my index finger and thumb and walk around like that all day long.  No whispering, no mumbling, no nothing.  I [...]

Take A Friend To Yoga For Free

Now wait a minute, you’re saying.  I thought this was a blog, not a blatant advertisement for your new yoga studio, Lori.  Well, although I love my favorite little yoga studio (Ja Yoga), owner Mick Ja is not running any such specials as far as I know.   Friends in the human form will have [...]

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