Dear Friends, The day is just beginning. The scent of fresh coffee is wafting through the house. The clouds glide slowly across the pale blue sky and a slight breeze cools my arms. The tranquility of the morning is interrupted momentarily by a dog's bark and a loudspeaker car making early morning announcements. Get out … Continue reading Atenas Turns 150!
Dear Friends, Yesterday's strong winds and heavy rainfall due to tropical front #18 caused substantial damage to different parts of our county; yet this morning greets us calmly. Let it be an invitation to venture out for some gentle movement and to make a conscious effort to begin the week on a positive note. In … Continue reading A Worthy Celebration!
Dear Friends, On this beautiful, still, sunny Sunday morning, I invite you to welcome a day that will hopefully unfold in a relaxing and meaningful way. Get outside early in an attitude of gratitude, combining gentle movement with an awareness of all the goodness that surrounds you. Being truly present for just a few minutes … Continue reading Welcoming 2018!
Dear Friends, I am welcoming a quiet, beautiful Sunday morning in my home. My second cup of Atenas coffee accompanies me to the terrace where my ears catch the distant call of a single bird. I am writing a little bit earlier than usual and the silence makes it easier for me to breathe in … Continue reading Becoming a better person!
Dear Friends, As I step out on the terrace, I can feel the sun's heat on my shoulders. I hear the song of a bird I can't quite identify but the bouncy joy is contagious and beguiles me to join in the celebration of being alive another day. Get out as soon as … Continue reading Maintaining Mental Agility
Good Morning Friends, I woke up to a bright and sunny (if chilly!) day here in Queens. The little, hardy warblers have been flying and singing outside my windows. I stretch and move my body in silent gratitude for all of my blessings, including the ability to enjoy this Mother's Day weekend with my children … Continue reading Mother’s Day in Queens!
Dear Friends, The sounds of traffic outside my parents' Queens home roused me from a deep sleep this morning. As I opened my eyes, I caught a glimpse of a tiny bird jumping about on this Spring morning in New York. On my walk yesterday, I could see evidence of daffodils and tulips as they … Continue reading A time for Celebrations!
Dear Friends, Greetings on this first day and first Sunday of 2017! Let's all begin the year in loving gratitude for all our blessings and in gentle movement to maintain or improve our health. As I write on this gorgeous, calm morning, I can make out the subtle voices of the birds in the trees. … Continue reading The first day and Sunday of 2017!
Dear Friends, The sun is struggling to shine through the shreds of mist that cover the the mountain range I am usually able to see at this time. The birds are silent; no doubt perched on the thin branches of the trees that line our property. I think about people whose jobs require them to … Continue reading A Season for Celebrations
Dear Friends, My warmest greetings on this lovely Sunday morning. Today is a wonderful day to get out with your family and pets for a long walk, enjoying the gifts of Nature in your neighborhood. Do it early before the day slips away, as we know they can. If you live in Atenas, today is … Continue reading Celebrating life and peace