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Wisdom From the Woods, Your Path to Joy

"Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God."~ George Washington Carver   I absolutely loved to climb trees when I was a kid. Summer days were long and sweet and I spent them outdoors from dawn to dusk. A shady hideaway high...

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New Eyes, Lesson 1: Be Wowed by Little Things

"Let the little things amaze you. That's how you'll remember life is a miracle" Alexandra Wolf   My husband is German on both sides of the family. Farm born and bred, he's never met a potato he didn't like. We've been married close to 50 years. Wow! (Yes, I was twelve.) And, I'm absolutely certain I've peeled truckloads of spuds in the course of holy matrimony. In fact, I...

New Eyes See Right Through Old Obstacles

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”~ John Lubbock   It's really easy to get discouraged. Life can feel like a losing game of chutes and ladders. All downhill slides and no rungs headed back up. Other times, our world can seem like one big round of whack-a-mole and it sure appears that the moles are winning. We've all had a turn like that. Just...

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Habits. Good for More Than Remembering to Floss.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”~ Jim Rohn   Well, it happened again. Another book title popped up to tantalize me. Somewhere in my email, a snippet about it appeared and I knew I would enjoy it. So, I ordered it, of course. I bought a used copy like I always do and it turns out this one is autographed! Lucky...

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Calm. The Very Best Superpower.

(A 3-minute read)“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” ~ Pema Chödrön   Have you ever watched time-lapse photography of clouds? An entire day, captured in mere minutes. It's fascinating to watch clouds come and go. See how they thicken and grow dark? Just as quickly, they become pale and thin to nothing. Their shadows glide quickly over the face of the earth below,...

Need More Moral Fiber in Your Diet?

(:05 read)"Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That's in your power." ~ John Wooden   Traits like character, integrity, and moral fiber seem to fascinate people. I read an article on a sports network website a couple of days ago that really got me thinking. The commentary was about a coach who seems to be...