Good morning and happy Monday! Today is Memorial Day here in the USA. Along with paying tribute to those who have given their lives in service to this country, it is also the unofficial beginning of summer. Solstice may not be until June but In my hometown of Greeley, schools are out, barbecues are being fired up, cars are heading to the mountains, and outdoor … Continue reading Simple Ways to Enjoy Summer
Happy Monday, everyone! Mondays can be a time of dread for many people. Most of us are headed back to work after a relaxing weekend. Work can mean pressure, deadlines, difficult people, and stressful situations for many of us. Even those of us who enjoy our career may find ourselves longing for just one more day to relax and play or feeling a little frazzled … Continue reading Making Each Day Special
Happy Sunday evening, everyone! I thought I would share a little bit of my impromptu Saturday day trip with you. Upon waking up Saturday morning I was in a restless state of mind. I did not feel like working out, working in the yard, or anything productive for that matter. I did want to hike and get some fresh air to … Continue reading My Impromptu Trip To The Great Stupa
Last weekend I had the pleasure of exploring Victoria’s Tiny Tea House http://www.lavender-n-lace.com/index.htm in Eaton, Colorado with my friend Sarah. Tea houses always take me away to another world. A civilized, relaxing world, where good company, good manners, and a bit of whimsy accompany the tea and scones. When Sarah and I entered the house I was immediately struck by the decor. It was both elegant and … Continue reading Add Some Playfulness To Your Week!
“Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world …” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly Welcome to the weekend! I hope you are ready to relax and enjoy some time just for yourself and the people and things that are important in your life. For many years I did not know how to relax. I wanted to relax, … Continue reading A Weekend Of Simple Pleasures
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” Mark Black Ah, vacation. Mine is almost over and it has been wonderful. I never take vacations and time off for granted. I spent almost 20 years never having one, so I am always grateful for the rest and time to re- balance. As I was thinking about how I would like to spend my last … Continue reading Staycation, all I Ever Wanted!
It is the final weekend before Christmas and if you are like me, there is still a lot to take care of before Tuesday night. With all of the last minute details pulling us in every direction and into every crowed store, even the most selfless person can lose their patience and holiday cheer. As I prepare to do some last minute shopping, here are … Continue reading Love, Joy, and a Little Adventure in Holiday Preparations
Several weeks ago I was very excited to see the 50th anniversary Dr. Who movie, The Day of the Doctor, in 3D. The drawback was that the movie only had one showing; 7:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, night. That’s right; I would have to stay up late on a school night if I wanted to see the Doctor! I am a little embarrassed to admit … Continue reading I Need some Weekend in my Week!
Carpe Diem Several years ago there was a movie called “The Bucket List”. I never saw the movie but the title resonated something deep inside me. The idea of a bucket list inspired me to find an adventurous activity to experience each summer. First, there was indoor skydiving; the following summer it was whitewater rafting; followed by a balloon ride, and this year it was … Continue reading Seize The Day
It is quite possible that turning 50 has been the best thing to happen to me in quite a long time. I was quite surprised to find that instead of having the usual sense of dread that comes with the passing of youth, I was excited to find what this phase of life may bring. The past seven months have been filled with anticipation and … Continue reading Embracing Change