Dear Friends, It is early. The air is chilly. The silence around me is comforting as I gaze at the clouds in the sky and watch the birds fly by me in search of nutrition. I breathe deeply, thankful that I am able to greet another day and enjoy the richness of everything around me. … Continue reading The magic of Libraries
Dear Friends, I awoke to the familiar sounds of my neighborhood on Sunday mornings. My first cup of coffee, accompanied by a hearty breakfast, was restorative. Breathe in, stretch and take in all that life offers you today. Do it leisurely; remember to live the day fully, appreciating your ability to do so. It feels … Continue reading The Power of Words
Dear Friends, I awakened to a warm and still Sunday morning in Atenas. When I stand on our terrace, I am aware of the layers and layers of different sounds in the "country": the cicadas on a nearby tree; the sound of neighborhood dogs greeting walkers-by; the live music from a surrounding church. My eyes … Continue reading Daydreaming can be good!
Dear Friends, I am comforted by my daily rituals: eating my morning fruit, appreciating the sun shining through the window, listening to the song of birds filling the air and saying a verse of gratitude as I begin my day. This week has been a little different since part of it has found me in … Continue reading An opportunity for personal growth!
Dear Friends, I love waking up in the morning where the sun paints the sky most days. In the distance I can distinguish the croaking sound of a toucan rising above the early chatter of the golden bellied flycatchers (Myiodynastes hemichrysus) . As I stroll onto the terrace, I can feel the warm breeze on … Continue reading Life’s Purpose
Dear Friends, This day greets me with a brightness that adds joy to my daily ritual of being thankful for all my blessings. I feel fortunate to be alive, to be able to move my body in gentle harmony with all that surrounds me. My heart expands with energy and I intend to live another … Continue reading Compassion
Dear friends, I love waking up on Sunday mornings. I know that when I walk out to the terrace with my coffee (from Atenas, of course) in hand, I will be greeted by the gorgeous layers of mountains that stretch across the horizon with a breathtaking backdrop of puffy white clouds. Flocks of colorful birds … Continue reading Health and Wellness as we age…
Dear Friends, The sun is shining on me this morning - my 60th birthday - in my beloved Atenas!! I have already received many greetings from my ever-growing circle of loved ones and I feel blessed and appreciated. My heart bursts with gratitude to awaken to the music that is nature outside my window. As … Continue reading Multiple Celebrations
Dear Friends, Greetings on this beautiful Sunday, tailor-made for celebration and rejuvenation! The birds are singing, the sun is shining and the air is still crisp and perfect for a short morning walk. Get out there early and enjoy the benefits of being alive with the ability to move your body. Last week, I had … Continue reading A Father’s Day Message
Greetings friends, Today is a day of joyous celebration for me. Not only is it Easter Sunday, a day of rebirth and renewal, it is also my Mother's 85th birthday! After writing these few words to you, I will head to my parents home for a family lunch and birthday cake! I invite you all … Continue reading Silence in the Spaces