Savoring Sweet Talk

I had the pleasure of meeting my sister’s two year old granddaughter a couple months ago. The blondest blonde firecracker, Nora reminded me how delicious it feels to see the world with innocent curiosity. After dinner, we walked to “rock park” – a sort of moon landing natural area perfect Read More…

Focus on Your Pleasure Points… 3 Steps to Maintaining Good Mood Momentum

I love my mornings – they’re peaceful and sacred to me. That is, until the dual leaf blowers start. As I’m pouring my first cup of coffee, on cue the maintenance crew of a nearby grocery store fires up not one but two blowers that are so loud they could Read More…

Embracing Earthy Energy

I opened the front door this morning and the sweet, warm smell of freshly mown grass rolled into the house. I peered out over the exploding fuchsia Rhododendron blooms and saw the first irises unfolding their silky layers and splaying into fragile plumes. Bird songs filled the air, like a Read More…

The Pink Moment

Sunday evening I was sitting on a bench overlooking the Delaware River sharing a tall Negro Modelo (leftover from our byob Peruvian lunch) with a good friend. We were deep into a meaningful conversation when puffy pink clouds started to float over the mountain across the river. A few of Read More…

Love Note #1

It’s easy to love what we perceive as our own good qualities – bakes killer brownies for friends, loves unconditionally, always helps a seemingly lost pooch, lends an ear when needed. But what about our faults, are they lovable too? It’s no secret that self-love is the key to feeling Read More…

Soul Liberation: The Trail Not Taken

Sometimes we feel like we’re at a crossroads. We check in with our head and our heart. We quiet our mind and try to hear the small, still voice that guides us in a way our brain may not understand. Often that yields an elegant and true feeling answer. But Read More…

Embrace the Mystery

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir       “[The Ramble was intended to be an] intricate disposition of lights and shadows [to] create a degree of obscurity not absolutely impenetrable, but sufficient to affect the imagination with a sense of Read More…

The Re-Set Button: A Trip to CA

People say that what we are seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell Many times over the summer I had to remind myself that becoming enlightened isn’t about Read More…

Kairos: will you drive through it?

Kairos: an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment. A moment of indeterminate time when something special happens. A passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved. (paraphrased from Wikipedia) Kairos: A time when the conditions are Read More…