Camaraderie of Nature

There is this phenomenon that happens when I am out in nature. It makes me happier, calmer, more relaxed and it does the same thing to other people. It’s one of the many laws of nature. I was out on the trail Saturday and everyone I encountered was having a good time even when they seemed…

Going on a Fast

I am going on a fast. Relax, grasshopper, I am not going on a food fast. I have decided I am going on a social media fast. A few mornings ago I noticed that I didn’t have enough time to meditate before I needed to be at an appointment but I did manage to find…

You’re Being Guided

We all have asked for guidance on occasion. We have asked for help. Sometimes we have begged. We have pleaded or demanded. I recently realized when you start to believe that everything is guidance in some form or another life gets a whole lot easier (not to be confused with easy, my friends). When you…

Teens, Parents and Movies

Every week we ask our 16-year-old if she wants to do anything… with us, her parents.  The reaction we get ranges anywhere from eye rolling to just flat-out, “no!”  She doesn’t make any excuses, she just thinks it embarrassing to go anywhere with her parents alone. End of story. Stop asking. Last week was Labor…