Savoring Eairth’s Gift of Summer

The People Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as people. Now … Continue reading “Savoring Eairth’s Gift of Summer”

Savoring Dave, Chocolate & Summer!

something different: a little, rhyming summer poem for you! 🙂   Even though we rarely eat sweets, Dave’s 60th needed a treat.     Something summery, simple, and celebratory to follow salmon, salad, memories, and stories.   The family in the garden all gathered together, sipping and supping with laughter and pleasure.   The chocolate … Continue reading “Savoring Dave, Chocolate & Summer!”

simplify and savor

Wednesday early morning, as the Autumn Equinox officially marks the beginning of this new season, we, here in Minnesota, have already been grieving, in fits and starts, the end of Summer. We’ve had such extreme temperature shifts this year—from 90s one day to 50s overnight to cloudy and in the low 70s the next… It’s … Continue reading “simplify and savor”

a thousand ways…

  What does it mean to be awake?   An age-old question, for sure.   If things aren’t going wrong in our lives, we sometimes don’t even know that we’re not very awake.   It can be so easy to glide along in the comfortable illusion of awakeness. I’m fine.  I don’t let my partner’s … Continue reading “a thousand ways…”


  We’ve passed Autumn Equinox, Halloween, and now Thanksgiving is coming, and after that the Winter Holidays and the New Year!!! Every year, it feels like time begins to move ever more quickly just about now, doesn’t it? Here in Minnesota, the second half of Fall is here. Overnight, the cold and graying blew in–we … Continue reading “#15daysofgrateful”

Season of Celebration and Regret

  The light is changing and dark is coming faster in the eve and staying longer in the morn. Once again, the trees are dropping their leaves, returning them to the ground. Plants are flowering and fruiting, putting the last of their energy into ripening and celebrating, giving their all.   Autumn Equinox is Friday, … Continue reading “Season of Celebration and Regret”

with presence, you get presents

the title of this blogpost is a quote from my primary Enneagram teacher, past boss, and friend, Russ Hudson. with presence, you get presents…i know i have made it much harder than that in my life!! one of the biggest stumbling blocks to presence for me is moving too fast, trying to do too much, … Continue reading “with presence, you get presents”

Summer Sweetness

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