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
Dear Friends, I am sitting in my usual writing place, gazing out the window into a warm, somewhat hazy morning sky. The canopies of nearby trees sway gently as a calm breeze passes through them. My ears capture the random sounds of the morning (birds, music, car engines). I summon the discipline to breathe slowly … Continue reading Teachings from our pet
Dear Friends, I woke up early this morning to an inspiring peach-orange sunrise that made me feel sublimely calm and secure in Nature's embrace. I closed my eyes for one minute (or so I thought) and when I opened my eyes again, the sky was a hazy white, the layers of mountains no longer visible … Continue reading An eye-opening and positive adventure!
Dear Friends, Greetings on this breezy, sunny, renew-your-spirit Sunday. I began my day by observing the long, sustained flight of a single black vulture as it took full advantage of the updrafts of the wind blowing over the hills. I was envious of its ability to remain aloft and watched while it sank slowly and … Continue reading It Is Not Necessary To Rush