Falling

I stand mesmerized by the endless cascade of water dancing it’s way down the 215 foot cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park, blinking as the misty breath touches my face and collects on my eyelashes. I am blinking tears too. Tears for the beauty of this place, spring time magic of the force of green […]

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Tending Your Energetic Yard

As I prepare for Expanding Inward’s event next month, I find myself more aware of what I call my energetic yard. Although I have some favorite practices for keeping it clean and clear, I enjoyed reviewing some other practices that I share with others in my classes. Thought I would share some with you, in […]

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Goodbyes

Stepping across the threshold from summer to fall, I am experiencing many sad goodbyes at our local Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Here at the end of the growing season I know that I won’t be seeing many of these farmers until next spring. The time has come to say goodbye to the juiciest local peaches […]

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Wild Blueberries

Near the end of a recent 8-ish mile hike in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri I was faced with an unexpected turn in the path. A break in the hot summer weather had brought a few welcomed days of cooler temperatures and lower humidity, perfect for a day at my favorite state park. I […]

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Tear Down This House!

I am in the thick of some pretty big life changes which include some major aspects of who I am, or who I claim to be. I am introducing myself by a different name and being seen as skilled at doing work that I have never before done professionally. It is fascinating to observe how […]

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What’s In Our Hearts

I went toward the rising column of thick yellow-gray smoke. I am like that. Some might see me as a nosy neighbor, but those who know me well know that I am a rescue responder at heart. I didn’t want to get in the way of the fire trucks, rescue vehicles and police cars, but […]

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Sitting

Sitting Sitting in the dark, the growing moon rising over my shoulder, watching the flames of my little fire curl around the fuel I provide. I need this sitting, this darkness and stillness and breath. I need to feel my pulse; I desperately need the assurance. There is nothing I can say right now that […]

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