Category: Mindfulness

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

The strawberry lemonade from Mockingbird Cafe is a drink that instantly transports you back to childhood summers, all reminiscent of church picnics, sunburns and innocence.

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Check out the article in Bloomberg Businessweek and prepare to feel a little better about being scatter-brained right now (or at least a little more normal…I did).

Listening

Listening

Now is a good time for listening, and learning.
I hear you. #BlackLivesMatter

Breaking Radio Silence

Breaking Radio Silence

Physical isolation and all of the uncertainty brought about by Covid-19’s impact to our entire existence is the new normal, and it’s time to rejoin the social world.

Gazebo Dreams

Gazebo Dreams

This whimsical little white gazebo on a golf course doesn’t get much mainstream gazebo action.

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Winter will make way for spring, in many ways.

Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset

Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset

My lost loved ones were in this sky, whispering a gossamer goodbye.

January Dreaming: A Brighter Shade of Pale

January Dreaming: A Brighter Shade of Pale

Paperwhites don’t know anything about this sad month with no major celebrations.

Peacefulness and Pigeons in the Courtyard at the Museum of Edinburgh

Peacefulness and Pigeons in the Courtyard at the Museum of Edinburgh

On a solo visit to the wonderful Museum of Edinburgh, I spent some time in the courtyard and caught these pigeons courting.

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness, I really looked at this bird house when I came upon it in a friend’s yard. What would it look like to a bird?

Listening Tips from Julian Treasure (part of my mindfulness journey)

Listening Tips from Julian Treasure (part of my mindfulness journey)

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.”

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Seagulls and brown pelicans in Bay St. Louis give me a lesson in mindfulness reminiscent of Thoreau’s experience at Walden

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

Everyone touches the world in their own way. Making my own tiny imprint through this blog, I want to write more about the gentle things in life.

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

I’d like to get better at being in the moment, truly living, absorbing, feeling, whatever it is that I’m doing. Being more mindful, overall.

Holiday Peacefulness Haiku

Holiday Peacefulness Haiku

It’s time to transition from the frenzy of getting everything done to the fullness of seasonal reflections.

Good Vibrations and Simplicity

Good Vibrations and Simplicity

The bike was poised and ready to go, an analog transporter waiting in the Gulf Coast sun to take someone somewhere.

Three’s Company for Toscana Soup in D.C.

Three’s Company for Toscana Soup in D.C.

A homemade meal, a bottle of wine, and a great conversation. It was a perfect little party for three – my niece, her partner and me.

What the Car Saw: London Taxi Version (People on Phones)

What the Car Saw: London Taxi Version (People on Phones)

Observations from a taxi window in London. Hop in with me and share the journey of a sad discovery.

What the Car Saw: Evening Edition (plus haiku)

What the Car Saw: Evening Edition (plus haiku)

A gorgeous, fiery sun merging with the horizon while it generously backlit the clouds and turned the evening sky into a work of art deserving of a haiku.

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

Bay St. Louis has sun, sand, sea and serenity galore. It was everything we thought it would be, and more.


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