Category Archives: Garden

Spring, Solo, Flex Time

Hello Spring! As if on cue, terra firma has erupted in a procession of power plants. As the soil warms and the daylight hours grow longer, it is time to prepare your garden for seeding by weeding, hoeing, and adding … Continue reading

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Awaken Spring

“The ghostly winter silences have given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life.” Jack London It all began when I witnessed the new growth unfurling on one of my loquat trees. The leaves were a mesmerizing bright green, … Continue reading

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Petal Power

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” AC Shinburne Even on the darkest, dreariest, rainiest day, looking out my dining room window to my ever-blooming hillside garden gives me great joy. For the past two months, the daffodils and cyclamen have … Continue reading

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Real World Lessons, Bounce Back, Leafy Superfoods

Have you ever received an email from a stranger with information that you felt compelled to share? Hear real world lessons imparted in an email with strategies that are not taught in school.  Resilient people are happier people and less … Continue reading

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Mindful Leader, Retire by Fire, Reaping What You Sow

A practice is a combination of an intention, an aspiration, and an action. Grounded in the depth and simplicity of his experience of leading a Zen monastery kitchen, Marc Lesser unpacks the richness of mindfulness in his book, Seven Practices … Continue reading

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Pass the Mustard

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake The thunder clapped. The lightning bolted. The skies opened.  Rain, life-giving rain. The garden rejoices.  The lawn, browned from the hot summer and autumn, is once again a … Continue reading

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Happy President’s Day!

Happy President’s Day! Make sure to pick up copies of these amazing books to give as gifts: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess … Continue reading

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