Category: Mindfulness

Poem for Loved Ones Who Are Hurting

Poem for Loved Ones Who Are Hurting

A poem for people you love who are in pain.

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

I’m fascinated by the dandelion; such a temporal thing it is. Transient, and yet tenacious, it grows, blooms, morphs, and flies away, above the fray, to plant seeds (and a new life) somewhere else.

Comforting Words on Labor Day for All That Labor and are Heavy-laden

Comforting Words on Labor Day for All That Labor and are Heavy-laden

Today, on Labor Day, I’m thinking of the many people I know who are laboring or heavy-laden, and I pray for them to find respite, peace, healing, comfort and support.

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

The Glover Gardens blog is back after a hiatus, sharing the positive outcome after we decided to Get On Up.

The Living Hope of Easter

The Living Hope of Easter

Our fence posts seemed to be a set of crosses with a message: Spring is here, the tomb is empty, and resurrection, rebirth and new growth are real.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

Never Doubt That One Person Can Absolutely, Positively Make a Difference

Never Doubt That One Person Can Absolutely, Positively Make a Difference

Each of us has the opportunity to positively impact others by the way we live and act on our values.

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science (Thank God, this is exactly what we need)

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science (Thank God, this is exactly what we need)

A pair of new studies show how birds improve our wellbeing, adding to a growing body of evidence that avians are an antidote to our despair.

A Simple Phrase May Help with Positivity in 2021

A Simple Phrase May Help with Positivity in 2021

An article about positivity and self-affirmation that ends with “When you change your energy, you can change the world.” Sign me up!

The Gift

The Gift

Sunset on Christmas. God’s art. Copyright 2020, Glover Gardens

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking

“Hamlet Was Wrong!” Source: Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking This quick read is provocative and inspiring in a time of uncertainty.

Mindfulness Haiku Born from a New Vantage Point

Mindfulness Haiku Born from a New Vantage Point

The backstory for this (hopefully) enigmatic haiku is a tale of a search through my photo library.

Stormy Weather: Reflections and Musings on Hurricanes

Stormy Weather: Reflections and Musings on Hurricanes

Remembering storms whose names have spawned headlines and headaches, headstones and heartache, hardships and heroism. And wondering, why do we have to name storms after people? Why not use diseases or the periodic table? Or colors?

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.


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