Dear Friends, A sunny renewal Sunday morning greets me here in Queens, New York. I can hear the tiny birds chirping happily outside my window. Their song instantly encourages me to focus my attention on the present moment, a short time for quiet reflection and positive intention to live a good day. It is a … Continue reading Celebrating Grandparents and More!
Dear Friends, It is early in the evening in Queens, New York and I apologize for the late greeting! I hope you all remembered my advice to be grateful, enjoy the day and move around a bit. I spent the last couple of days at the Writer's Digest Conference in Manhattan and just arrived home … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Conference
Dear Friends, This morning is representative of many August Sunday mornings in Atenas for me. I am fascinated by the songs of several species of birds that I have been observing for the past few years. I am trying to commit their sounds to memory so I can talk about them with other (more serious) … Continue reading Authentic and magical rural experience!
Dear Friends, I woke up early today. The sun streaming in the window provided warmth and light. As I inhaled deeply and looked around me, I became aware of the silence of the morning. I focused my thoughts on how fortunate I am to be in control of making a loose proposal for how to … Continue reading A Purposeful and Positive Day
Good morning Friends, It is another Sunday for renewal and relaxation. As I contemplate the landscape I am grateful for another opportunity to live a day of purpose. I decided early in the day that I will do what I can to entertain positive thoughts and do something fun and enjoyable that I can recall … Continue reading An Angel on Earth
Dear Friends, In my normal Sunday fashion, I stepped onto the terrace this morning for a glimpse at the landscape that rewards and refreshes my eyes. I felt an urge to look up at the expanse of blue sky dotted with feathery clouds. I heard the birds "communicating" and watched a butterfly ballet in the … Continue reading A reason to feel optimism
Dear Friends, It is another beautiful summer morning. The abundance in my life is not something I take for granted. I delight in waking up from a restful sleep after an activity-filled Saturday. Get out early and stretch with gratitude, taking a moment to acknowledge everything in your own life that directs your journey, even … Continue reading The Process of Ageing
Dear Friends, Another luxuriously warm sunny morning greets me. A delighted and loud flock of parrots momentarily interrupts the silence that surrounds me. I am mesmerized by their tropical colors as they blend with the canopies of the fruit trees they visit. I move and stretch my body in response to their energy and know … Continue reading A simple way to feel vitality
Dear Friends, It's a beautiful morning here and wherever it greets you, I hope the same is true for you. Stretch in gratitude for your health, your family and the desire that encourages you to contribute your efforts to improving your circle of influence every day. Get out early before the rains of the … Continue reading One way of striking it rich!
Dear Friends, Renewal Sunday is here again to nudge us out of bed and invite us to move our bodies with gratitude for all the goodness that surrounds us. The weeks fly by; the rainy season's effect on our gardens and lawns has begun. Soon the sounds of the mowers will join the songs of … Continue reading Nature/Human Connection