Saying Goodbye

When a friend from my early adulthood recently passed away, I reminisced on all those times we spent together. Stay-at-home moms in our twenties with babies and toddlers, we had much in common. Those times were both chaotic and wonderful. Our days were filled with diapers and slobbery kisses, toddler tears and tantrums mixed withContinue reading “Saying Goodbye”

Deep Tissue Massage

Recently I had a deep tissue massage. I thought it would be just like a regular massage, only with more pressure. Not so! The therapist placed her elbow into a large muscle on my back and put all her weight on me, pressing hard on the knotted muscle. She applied pressure on the back, shoulder,Continue reading “Deep Tissue Massage”

A Matter of Focus

The lazy waters take a right angled turn.  Branches of white ash bend gracefully toward the water.  A flash of brilliant red—a male cardinal flies, lighting on branches across the water.  He perches 15 feet above the water, secure on his leafy bench, trilling to attract his mate.  I sit on a stone bench nestledContinue reading “A Matter of Focus”

Growing Stronger

For years, I’ve had thinning bones. I faithfully take my calcium pills and make sure I get weight bearing exercise. After a recent bone scan showed additional thinning, I really stepped up the exercise. In addition to tap dance classes and walks in the woods, made an effort to get up and walk every hourContinue reading “Growing Stronger”

Savoring the Small Beauties

In the rush of the day, I paused to look at the sky. The bright blue drew me in, the white cotton clouds Scattered throughout. In a pause of busyness, I watched the children playing, Their small bodies running and jumping, I smiled at their laughter ringing in the air. While hurrying to an appointment,Continue reading “Savoring the Small Beauties”

Whispering Wings

In the beginning, you hovered over the waters, wings beating like a mother bird watching her young. Wings strong, silent, stirring the waters, whispering to all of creation, bestowing life. You who hovered in the beginning, you who made the heavens and the earth, you also made me. Your wings beat and the “breath ofContinue reading “Whispering Wings”