Dear Friends, It is unusually quiet right now for a not-so-early Sunday morning. The absence of singing from the choir or the birds invites me to rest my eyes on the dry grass below as I contemplate the stillness in the air. It is very hot. The shrivelled trees of the dry season have not … Continue reading A Quiet Sunday
The day's chill greets me. As I gaze out the window and hear a tiny bird's warble I am struck by the strength and length of his musical offerings. I am inspired to move my body as I gratefully breathe in today's crisp, cool air. I summon my inner consultant and remind myself that my … Continue reading Feeling Nature
Dear Friends, Today is Easter Sunday. It is also the third day of Passover. Today is a day in which the focus is family and friends eating together. Wherever you are, make the most of the day by celebrating the renewal and joy inherent in the promise of rebirth during this time. Get out early, … Continue reading Easter and Passover 2019
Dear Friends, Greetings to all of you on this new day! Today is Palm Sunday. In Costa Rica, it marks the beginning of Holy Week, a week traditionally devoted to family, introspection and a celebration of the mysteries that help inspire us in our daily living. I can hear the clay-colored thrush's strong, melodious song … Continue reading An attitude of gratitude
Dear Friends, Like every Sunday, today greets me with birds singing and sun shining through the blinds. It is a day of joy and renewal, a time to meditate on all the wonderous gifts Nature bestows. Get out early today for some gentle movement and healthy nutrition. Take in the gems that are hiding in … Continue reading An unexpected and surprising lesson
Dear Friends, It is a beautifully sunny morning where I am and I hope the same is true for you! I look forward to listening to the birds singing, accompanying the sounds of the choir from the church nearby. The gentle breeze sways the bamboo and sends the scent of seasonal blossoms towards me. I … Continue reading Tinamastes Organic Fair
Dear Friends, I spent a few minutes on the terrace this morning hoping to distinguish the sounds of birds in the distance. The air was very still. From far away I caught the cooing of a mourning dove. I have recently become more aware of the layers of sound coming from the leaves of the … Continue reading Seeking Inner Peace
Dear Friends, I am standing on the terrace of our home. My eyes eagerly indulge in the majestic landscape before me. My ears strain to hear the birds singing, their lovely melody interrupted by the wailing of someone's car alarm. I breathe in slowly and deeply, loving and appreciating the thorns and the flowers that … Continue reading An unexpected gift for the eyes!
Dear Friends, It is a delightfully sunny Sunday morning where I am. The winds are still for a moment. The calm affords me the chance to hear a mix of birds singing while I contemplate the beauty of the bright flowers that make their appearance at this time of the year. I let my eyes … Continue reading Children’s laughter!
Dear Friends, Today's is a lovely, calm morning. I am filled with gratitude for all the things in my life that bring me joy: my family, my pet, my home and the wonderful community in which I have been able to participate fully for almost 17 years! Nature's rhythm throughout the year is a confirmation … Continue reading A Great Lesson