Category Archives: natural world

Self Care = Soul Care

If you haven’t ordered Jennifer Pastiloff’s new book “On Being Human”, stop reading this immediately, go do it and get back to me and my blog later. It’s a memoir that will make you feel so many things, not the … Continue reading

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The Ocean Reminds Us

The ocean reminds us that time and tides both take and give. That each drop in it conjoins to make the whole, and that the weight of your sorrows, the mass of your fears, can be carried in Earth’s fruitful … Continue reading

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Beach Day

Floating, supine in the comforting arms of the ocean. Eyes closed, lungs emptied, hearing my own breath fill the void within.  Each inhalation takes me to a place of perfect peace,  as a briney balm coats this weary pedestrian’s limbs  … Continue reading

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Early Morning Swim 

Early Morning Swim The entire liquid  blue is mine. The only human bobbing on the  glassy surface. Hungry gulls swoop and dive. Lolling waves swell and rise. Cotton balls cushion from above. In the silence my  electrons bond and  I … Continue reading

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Synchronicity

I was thinking of my mom this morning as I began my traditional Sunday drive to church, therapist, and community service (the beach). I usually called her on my way to or from. I think she loved the fact that … Continue reading

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Moment In Time 

Wooly clouds sailing south, high tide rolling westward to the shore, as the sun inched above the distant horizon  I was struck with a sensory illusion  of Earth actually rotating, chosen witness to a holy event  previously reserved for the … Continue reading

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Autumn

My dear friend Becky and I often share books we’ve discovered and loved. Most recently she shared “Autumn”, the first of four anticipated, seasonal titled volumes of reflections by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard, in which he describes the material … Continue reading

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Before the Hurricane

As I held the ladder and drill for my hubs, I kept getting distracted by the flitting, diving and dancing of butterflies and dragonflies in our back yard. Much to his chagrin, I said “I swear they’re speaking to me!” … Continue reading

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The Ocean Reminds Us

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Don’t Stop 

I take lots and lots of pictures with my iPhone. I have a hard time deciding which ones to let go of, so I just buy more storage on that mysterious “cloud”. An incredibly large percentage of my photos, those … Continue reading

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