Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sharing one’s heart with the world

A few months ago, when I had just started making this blog, I received  a lovely email from a woman who expressed these words of appreciation for something  I had written. At that point, I was still extremely unsure about … Continue reading

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Notice…..Appreciate

I  sometimes get so “busy” or preoccupied with my own thoughts that I don’t “notice” the beauty and wonder around me… I seems to miss out on so many tiny, positives each day… in nature, with people… you name it… … Continue reading

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Hornby Eagles : Phoenix, a precious little bird

Hornby Eagles Live Nest Cam        Main site: Hornby Eagles  A happy note: This year’s 2  baby eagles, David and Alexandra, are active, healthy and strong and are getting ready to fly, any day now. (30 seconds into that video clip) … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Choosing how we talk…(and think)

This page, above,  includes some criteria  that my family  and I try to  use when we are talking with each other.  Initially, I wanted to try to have other family members try to keep these principles in mind…I thought I … Continue reading

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Courage: Advice from the sunflower…

Sometimes, when I’m  tired or a bit discouraged, I find some strength by thinking  of a few sunflowers that grew outside my classroom….and here’s what they “say” to me about strength… And so, in my mind,  I image each part … Continue reading

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Loving kindness: May we all feel….

Phrases from “Loving kindness”…. Click on images to enlarge, for easier reading The phrases on this page are from a  practice called “Loving Kindness.”  The purpose of this practice is to generate a heartfelt sense of  compassion and loving kindness … Continue reading

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***Pocket Reminders: Set 4

Smaller individual images  from posts dated June 17 – July 9:  Set 4: Click on image to enlarge To see the post explanations that are related to each image, please click on  “Home” tab at the top and then  scroll … Continue reading

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