Tag Archives: nature

If you knew you were going to…

Hello hello Beautiful, This poem wrote itself last week after I finished making my daughter a smoothie to have for breakfast on her way to school, and was still able to bake a batch muffins just for the pleasure of baking- just because … Continue reading

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All Shapes and Sizes

Hello again Lovelies, I’ve started work on my book again. It feels so00 good to be physically able to write and create and make! I am grateful for every moment that I am doing what I love. Writing is medicine for … Continue reading

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Engaging with Relaxation: Swinging on a cloud

Hello Beauty-full Readers, I hope you are having a peaceful Sunday. If you are, and especially if you aren’t, you might want to try Cloud gazing. It is one of my favorite ways to Engage, relax and reconnect. Only 2 … Continue reading

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Inspiration Thursday: Come Fly with me to the Island of Kauai and Engage with Aloha.

Hello Lovely Reader, This has been an exciting and unexpectedly busy week. I am putting the final polish on my promised “Talk Story” post. Please look for it this Monday. My daughter is getting ready to go on a Civil … Continue reading

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Engaging in Discovery

Happy Holidays Lovely Readers! There is something extra appealing about bookstores and books in Winter. It is a sensory pleasure to get curled up with a steaming cup of The Republic of Tea’s Peppermint Bark Tea and a plate of biscuits … Continue reading

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Engaging in Awakening: More Beauty for the Urban Seeker

Truth is One: I have often said that if Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and other true emissaries of God came together, they would not quarrel, but would drink from the same one cup of God-communion. Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952)   Hello … Continue reading

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Engaging in the City of Angels: Tips for the Urban Beauty Lover

Hello Lovely Reader, Autumn already.. I can hardly believe that I’ve been in LA for nearly five months now after living for 9 year in the Hawaiian Islands. This isn’t my first foray into urban life. Before Maui came 11 … Continue reading

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Conspiring to Be part of the Magic on Inspiration Thursday and Every Day!

    Hello my lovely readers! It has been too long. We are finally settled in our new bug free home and the tendonitis in my arm caused by my cane has flared down enough for me to write again! … Continue reading

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Engaging with Naked Beauty

  Hello lovelies, I don’t usually post on Friday’s but one of my creative heroes award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg is sitting down with Oprah this Sunday and I wanted to make sure I shared the news early enough that you can … Continue reading

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Inspiration Thursday “mo betteh” indeed!

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Engaging with Gratitude

This poem sings out to be heard, even if only whispered to yourself…Happy Thanksgiving! XXOO       A List of Praises   by Anne Porter Give praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing, Give praise with Gospel … Continue reading

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Birdsong day or night!

Aloha Chickadees,   I mentioned in my last post that I was deprived of birdsong and other pleasures while recovering this summer. Well one day during this unwanted ‘detour’, my daughter entered my bedroom and immediately stopped to hear more … Continue reading

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Baby Steps and Bird Song

“It is very hard to be brave,” said Piglet, sniffing slightly, “when you’re only a Very Small Animal.” Aloha Lovely Readers, Recently I have felt a lot like Piglet. Things have been hard. Harder than hard. A setback. Yes another … Continue reading

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Love in mid-flight

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Therapy rabbits, horses, and llamas bring joy and help heal..and they aren’t even Buddhists

Animal assisted therapy is not a game or trivial pastime. It can be part or all of an effective treatment plan for a long list of disorders ranging from cerebral palsy to attention deficit disorder, and may succeed at bringing … Continue reading

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Breathing Peace

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Proofs Positive: Lush and erotic tableaux entice you into another dimension.

I am so in love with Margriet  Smulders‘ work. I want to live in one of her photographs…. A quote from the artist- My life and work are full of contradictions between the mind and the body, between science and … Continue reading

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No Sense is an Island

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver … I’ve been hard at work on various chapters of Engaging the … Continue reading

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Vegetable Nirvana in Waikiki: Standing Room Only

Hello again, Ok well this Nirvana is actually located at the new renamed Honolulu Museum of Art and is part of the exhibition, A Prayer for the New Birth of Japan. At 3 pm this Friday, Jan 11th 2013, the … Continue reading

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Beach Bunny Bathing Beauty

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