Category Archives: Mindful

The Glow of Flow, or Optimal Experience

  “….[T]he best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times…The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile….”~Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi … Continue reading

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Grooves…and Graves

“The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions.”~Ellen Glasgow The other day, I was driving some distance to a meeting on a route I’ve driven several times before.  It was a sunny morning and I … Continue reading

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A Different Voice: Musings from the Marshlands

  I attended a gathering recently, a newcomer to a group of people who have been working hard together for some time.  After a policy decision was announced and explained by the decision-maker, the meeting drifted on.  But something rankled … Continue reading

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30 Days of Astonishment: LAUGHING

  Day 2 on what astonishes: LAUGHING. I am with Audrey Hepburn, who famously said: “I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it is the thing I like most, to laugh.  It cures a multitude of ills.” … Continue reading

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On Spaciousness

I’ve been ruminating on spaciousness a lot lately.  Some of this is because I am fortunate enough now to live in such spacious surroundings.  Between our backyard neighbor of the vast marsh and the beckoning sea right down the road, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Showing Up

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
I cannot remember the last time I danced as poorly as I did today.  I had half decided not to go to class as I had been feeling under the weather. Then, when I went…

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Visibility Unlimited: Musings from the Marshlands

  Yesterday, during the weather report on the radio, the visibility was rated “unlimited.” Wow!  I’ve never heard that before. Usually, we hear visibility assessed in terms of quantifiable distances, e.g.miles.  But yesterday, Mother Nature blew the aperture wide open … Continue reading

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