Swimming Upstream

I pulled the Salmon Medicine Card this morning. I couldn't find the card reading to share with you this morning, but I did find another website with information on salmon medicine. My book club just read a book about a woman who was raised by a Native American and who was deeply steeped in their … Continue reading Swimming Upstream

Sundays in Saugatuck: Listening to Dragonfly

I thought I might head out for a hike today, but, alas, it is raining. So, for the third week in a row, I headed up to Saugatuck for my seat at Uncommon Coffee Roasters. The cushy chairs were waiting for me. I plopped my stuff down and ordered my mocha in a real coffee … Continue reading Sundays in Saugatuck: Listening to Dragonfly

Day 1: Freedom

  So, yesterday was my first full day without Facebook. I took a break for several months years ago, but this was the first time in awhile that I didn't check posts, post my thoughts or spend time scrolling through a news feed. It felt really good, actually. I do miss my Virtual Boot Camp … Continue reading Day 1: Freedom

“Welcome Aboard,” The Conductor Said

Some of my friends do not understand why I would ever come live in a place with a northern winter. I get a lot of flack from them when I post pics of this beautiful Michigan season on Facebook. I'm sitting here looking out my window at the snowy scene at the first glimpse of … Continue reading “Welcome Aboard,” The Conductor Said

Lessons From the Mountain Goat and Fox

I am a Capricorn. In fact, I've been told by an astrologist that I have four houses in Capricorn. I'm not really sure what all that means, but they say it means that I am all about work, work, work. I've been told that I have to learn to play and find some balance although … Continue reading Lessons From the Mountain Goat and Fox

Sunday Night Check-In: The Messenger

    On the way down the mountain┬áthis morning, a hawk (or maybe a kite) landed on the fence by the side of our driveway. I stopped the car, and I stared at him. He stared waringly at me. I hurried to get my camera and was stunned that he stayed there long enough for … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: The Messenger

Allowing the Struggle to Take Me

I've been struggling lately. And, let me be upfront and say that I sort of love it when I'm struggling. It makes me feel alive. It means - as I've experienced a hundred times in my life - that change is coming. Struggle - as in giving birth - signifies that whatever "is" is giving … Continue reading Allowing the Struggle to Take Me

Transmuting Fear Into Light

I had the opportunity last week to see the screening of Audubon the Film. John James Audubon spent a good chunk of his life in Louisiana and always said it was his favorite place. It was a beautiful movie and got me thinking about where I could see an exhibit of his paintings. I'd love … Continue reading Transmuting Fear Into Light

Putting’ on the Dog

I've been sliding downhill a bit this week. When I get overwhelmed at work or life, one of my tendencies is to shut down ... hide, isolate and withdraw affection from others. It's an ENFP trait. My friend Laura and I were talking about it the other day. I'm normally open and energetic, but, when … Continue reading Putting’ on the Dog

Monday Blues: Nap-time, Butter and Squirrels

I'm not feeling so well tonight. I felt great this morning. I mean I felt so good I noticed that I was feeling much more clear-headed and energetic for the morning. I'm on a sugar detox again. I've still been pretty good about sugar, but my usage has gradually been creeping up into more of … Continue reading Monday Blues: Nap-time, Butter and Squirrels