Forest Life

I have become attuned to the cadences of the forest. Daily I listen to magpie melodies.  I know when they are communicating that the seed plate is empty.   ‘Ahem,  please address this matter.’  I wander outside under their watchful eyes, armed with fresh supplies, smiling to myself as feathers begin to flutter with anticipation.  Later, aRead More

Driving With Gratitude

Driven to thanks

Long distance road trips are not on my bucket list.  Not that I have a bucket list.  But if I did, sitting in a driver’s seat for several consecutive days would not be a feature. However, due to a series of circumstances which are not entertaining enough to be elaborated on here, I recently found myselfRead More

Open Your Heart

The following are words from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: Inner disarmament, external disarmament; these must go together, you see.  Peace is not just mere absence of violence – genuine peace must start in each individual heart. Yes.  Peace must start in each individual heart.  To encourage this, we must open our hearts and takeRead More