Peaks and Waves

  Mountains and beaches seem related to me, like close-knit family members. Their features resemble each other; pristine beauty, tranquil sounds, fierce displays of power and yet soothing serenity. They both whisper into the air some of the same perfect phrases in a similar dialect. I can only hear the words when I quiet my…

The 7 “Wonders of the World” has Rivals

    The 7 wonders of the world has rivals. And I’m not really talking about the “New” 7 wonders. All of them, old and new are majestic, soul-stirring, breathtaking visions, to be sure. But I think the real rivals are nestled amongst the busyness of each day- something just as magical. Dare I say that? Dare…

Beyond the Freckle

So many discussions and diverse opinions swirl inside the lines we read and conversations we have or hear or…overhear. (politics, bathrooms, violence, …) On occasion, before I even realise it, my face takes on a “wondering-confused” look as I try to understand why some topics are important. Why are these the ones that surface to the top…

I’m Hired! Sunset Predictor Specialist ;)

Is there such a thing as “Sunset Predictor Specialist”? I don’t know but I’m hiring myself for the “job”. Some might say I’m a tad obsessed (some=my husband). Each night I start looking about an hour and a half before sunset. I look at the clouds, which way they’re moving to calculate if there is…

We had a snowstorm in the night. After experiencing spring-like 70 degree weather, it feels rather odd-no green, no gold. I notice that the snow-white accentuates every angle on the mountain range. How can white make a statement like that? I think it must be all about the way it makes the dark edges “show…

Just One Step

We love having mental direction, safety, confidence and clarity when making choices and moving forward. With these guides, we don’t mind pushing ourselves to make the goal. But take away some of those parameters, and our zeal can wane and fear begins to talk with a megaphone. At that point, looking at the “whole” can be so…

All from the same dirt

Siblings are the people who know you first. They are the ones who give context to your life and open you up to self-awareness. Whether you are the oldest, in the middle or last, you find your little niche in relationship to your sibling(s), their thoughts, ideas and actions. They are your first connections and…

Obsessions

  In this day and age, anything that happens in our lives can be followed by a google search. I look back at my history and I find all sorts of questions that I’ve put into the google search field. I’m not really saying this is all negative. There is so much freedom in doing…

Pat Yourself on the Back

Have you given yourself a proverbial “pat on the back” today? Take a minute to think about how strong you are. Take a second to think proactively about your day. I say this because I’m sitting here like a bump on a log, watching an episode of Heartland (great show -setting on a Canadian ranch). I know…

Cairns

The rocks are stacked like little towers along the hikes and trails.They mark the way, speaking visual encouragement, “You’re on the right track” and “This is the way”. They are called Cairns- a mixture of nature and humanity. The rocks were there already, interesting in their own right. But they were void of architecture, until now. It…