Category: Mindfulness

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.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections on an open mind, a growth mindset and an open heart. An open heart is the hardest.

Violet Sunset Haiku

Violet Sunset Haiku

A beautiful Mississippi sunset deserves a haiku.

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

This haiku is for every extraordinary woman who sometimes needs affirmation.

It’s My Birthday, and I’d Like to Give You a Gift

It’s My Birthday, and I’d Like to Give You a Gift

A poem by Gordon Parks speaks of curiosity, wonder, celebration of life and nature, and the awesome, simple, dead-on-target mindfulness of children.


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