The Easy Way Out

The Easy Way Out

When I arrived for a visit with my three-year old grandson, Birch, he was stamping his feet, hiding in the corner and whining that today is “the worst day of my life.” I get it. Bad moments can quickly become bad days. And it all happens when our thoughts and emotions...
I Didn’t See It Coming

I Didn’t See It Coming

It was two years ago this month that I started in earnest to write my first book, After Rain. It’s funny that I referred to it as “my first book” because I have no plans for a second. But then I didn’t see the first one coming, nor did I know I would feel, even today,...
Imagine the Possibilities

Imagine the Possibilities

Be still and notice the thought in your head. Yes, that one. It usually begins with “I can’t,” “he shouldn’t,” “the world is a mess.” Now hold onto it before the next thought rushes in. Be curious. What does it say about...
A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

It’s chilly outside, but no problem. I’m in need of a walk in the woods so I bundle up and head out to the edge of our property where I join a trail that takes me on my journey. Ah, but now I have to decide: will I take a brisk cardio walk to my destination or a slow...
Living Upward at the Rodeo

Living Upward at the Rodeo

Rodeo cowboys have fascinated me for a long time, and I have come to discover they know a lot about living upward. Behind the scenes in the pen, I watched this rider mount the bull, carefully settling on his back, feeling the tension and mood of the animal. The cowboy...