Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blessed: The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. – Alexander Pope According to Wikipedia, “Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to […]

On the path to healing

Healing from emotional or physical injuries can take time, and change course through the years, as we go through life. Firstly, I’m not in the medical field, so I can only speak from my own experiences from walking down my own path. Yours may be different. I have experienced physical injuries from falls or car […]

Keeping Positive

It was Richard Bach who said, “We magnetize into our lives whatever we hold in thought.” The answers you seek are inside of you. Start by believing in yourself, and if you are having a bad day, turn your thoughts towards what is going right, and focus on how it can get better. Positive thinking […]

Monday Mornings

Search online for how to handle Monday mornings, and you’ll get a list of suggested things to do to fight the blues: Get up earlier, eat breakfast, bring doughnuts to work, compliment someone, and so on. Since I work from home, my choices are pretty different. So here’s what I do: After showering and pouring […]

Seeking Calm

I won’t lie, in the past I’ve not had the luxury of living in a place where my life was not filled with noisy neighbors. I used to live in an apartment complex on the top floor, and a man lived in the place below me. His home was like a revolving hotel with The […]

Walk in the forest

Calling Memories Back

A walk in the forest is all that is needed to calm the mind and clear one’s head.  As I am writing this post, snow is falling down outside. It is late Winter, and a surprising snow storm has hit the Portland metro area. I look back to the days last Spring when I was […]

Columbia River Gorge Wildflower

The Importance of Self Care

I love Fridays. Why?  Because I know that just in a few hours, the weekend will begin.  No matter if I have plans, or not, the weekend signals as a time I can relax, and pay attention to self-care.  Or at least try to. We should all practice self-care mindfully.  Every day.  But sometimes you […]

Blue Heron sitting on a log

Get Back to Nature

After a long Winter of being indoors, looking out the windows, watching rain and snow, it’s a welcome relief to get outside and discover the world around you. My advice to you: Get outdoors and take the time to see what’s around you.  Interacting with nature is the best food for the soul.  Knowing how […]