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, 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
Dear Friends, It is unusually quiet right now for a not-so-early Sunday morning. The absence of singing from the choir or the birds invites me to rest my eyes on the dry grass below as I contemplate the stillness in the air. It is very hot. The shrivelled trees of the dry season have not … Continue reading A Quiet Sunday
The day's chill greets me. As I gaze out the window and hear a tiny bird's warble I am struck by the strength and length of his musical offerings. I am inspired to move my body as I gratefully breathe in today's crisp, cool air. I summon my inner consultant and remind myself that my … Continue reading Feeling Nature
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 to an inspiring Sunday morning. The air is cool; the tiles on the terrace brilliant and warm in the sunshine. It's a good day to make wonderful memories that we can revisit often in solitude. Get out early today just in case another strong rainfall surprises us like it did … Continue reading The transient nature of life
Dear Friends, It's another gorgeous morning where I am. The air is filled with the sounds of Nature and in the near distance I can also hear a chain saw helping its owner take care of a tree damaged in yesterday's strong storm here in Atenas. One of our trees was destroyed also and its … Continue reading A “natural” solution!
Dear Friends, A beautiful crisp sunny Sunday morning greets me. The breezes are absent for the moment and from where I'm sitting a can see two small swallows perched on the edge of our roof; their busy twittering reminding me that it is possible to live in the moment with focus. Although they are sometimes … Continue reading Winter Storm Jonas
Dear Friends, Our youngest dog, Lila, nudged me awake this morning. I opened my eyes and caught a glimpse of the grey morning outside so I lazily sunk back into my pillow. The clouds soothed me. I could hear the faint chirps of a flock of parrots. Lila's cold nose prodded me again and served … Continue reading It feels good to be alive!