Favorite graveyards? Yes, I have a couple. I think cemeteries are peaceful, beautiful places. This Halloween time has felt reflective for me. Perhaps because it has been a year now, since my grandmother passed. I wonder how she is and what new adventures she has had over the last many months. A walk… Continue reading Meditative Meander Through My Favorite Graveyards- Happy Halloween!
The change of season always brings new adventures. There is something wonderful about watching the shift from summer to autumn. The leaves are completing their cycle- what started as fresh, new green is turning into brilliant yellows and oranges. A drive through the colors with my older brother and our children allowed for some beautiful… Continue reading It’s Autumn Time Again- A Meditative Meander Through The Trees
A meditative meander in the late summer woods A ways from home The path littered with natural distractions- berries, pine cones, mushrooms and flowers… I love to look around as I wander, as I wonder Who is observing me? What, or who is aware of my energy? As I move through the space, gently bending… Continue reading The Face In The Tree On A Path Through The Woods
Summer mornings in my mother’s garden. The oasis she’s created in her a little corner of New Mexico brings all sorts of life to the cool shade and fresh waters. I have seen birds, squirrels, lizards, spiders, bees, mice, hummingbirds, bunnies and toads among other creatures. We even found evidence of an owl. This morning… Continue reading Summer Mornings with Toads ~a way of being~
Happy Sunday evening. Tonight I want to share a bit of peace that I found today. Come along with me on my meandering meditation through the mountains, rocks, trees and along the river. Quiet- no noise that distracts. Alive with the gentle sounds of the earth, the wind and the movement of water. I hope… Continue reading I Like These Rocks. I Think I Shall Live Among Them.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been inside the house for days on end caring for sick and/or injured people! My hand is up. It can get kinda…depressing. I needed desperately to get out and see what I could see, so evening before last Micah, the girls and I loaded up into the car and… Continue reading An Evening Drive in Early Spring
Is anyone else out there playing the Safeway Monopoly game? Holy crap- I tell you what – it can feel a little overwhelming. I got all serious about it for a minute (see?) and now I can’t really stop… can I? I literally have the game board taped to the kitchen wall now, and I… Continue reading Treasure Hunting and Safeway’s Monopoly Game
I woke up this morning KNOWING that today, March 1st, was my goal date to open my etsy shop- Fancy Elephant Shoppe. My energy this morning is excited and nervous. I don’t have everything done that I wanted to have done, but I am going to open my shop with what I do have and… Continue reading Fancy Elephant Shoppe – The Soft Opening
Being a lifelong student, and a teacher as well, I am a firm believer in the power of research and notes. This comes into play over and over in my life and making lists for bills, chores and groceries, in my world, is a must. That being said- I have been gathering research and making… Continue reading Getting Ready For Etsy! ~My Journey to Fancy Elephant Shoppe ~
Moving to a new town and being at home full time has forced my ever active mind into a new territory of dreaming and self reflection. Here are some of the questions I have been asking myself – and my evolving answers… Who am I? I am Hope, and I am a mama, a wife,… Continue reading Doreen Virtue, Anita Moorjani And I’m Opening An Etsy Shoppe