Tag: Mindfulness

We’re All Coping With So Many Collective Traumas Right Now

We’re All Coping With So Many Collective Traumas Right Now

Cascading collective trauma is the term for what we’re experiencing as we endure seemingly never-ending external events and tragedies.

Just One Thread Over Makes a Difference

Just One Thread Over Makes a Difference

Life lessons from embroidery.

What I Learned from a Baby

What I Learned from a Baby

While caring for our grandson, I learned (or re-learned) a few things I’d like to share with you, like: “Laughter is contagious. Baby laughter is cathartic.”

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

Walking is like a photosynthesis activity for us, an absorption of what’s out there to help us grow and stay healthy within, and also a process of shedding mental toxins.

A holiday break…and now it’s a new year

A holiday break…and now it’s a new year

Sometimes I realize I’m distracted by the myriad of data and news and trivia (oh my!) that worm their way into my consciousness and need a break from all that external stimuli.

Peaceful in Mississippi

Peaceful in Mississippi

Peaceful images from a weekend at Gumbo Cove.

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.

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.

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).

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

What does it really look like when we get down the road? It’s up to us, isn’t it? This is no time to blink.

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

The story this picture tells is the relentless march of “progress” and how we continue to eradicate nature in favor of more and more and more and MORE cement and “convenience”.

Gazebo Dreams

Gazebo Dreams

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


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