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, 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