Down memory lane… and the kindness shown by others…as we’ve said goodbye, over and over

When you live, as Beth and I do, with 7 dogs (down from a high of 9), and a barn full of horses, miniature horses, donkeys, goats and llamas (many of them belong to us, some are boarders), you know it’s possible that the circle of life can show up at any time, with little or no notice or warning. Continue reading Down memory lane… and the kindness shown by others…as we’ve said goodbye, over and over

Balance and the Juiciness of Life

As a result of having a wonderful conversation with my dear friend Brian Relph, some insights and information floated in to challenge me to enjoy my life, the fruits of my labor… getting to the juiciness of life. Continue reading Balance and the Juiciness of Life

The expectations of others… and driving my own bus.

One of my goals each day, is to walk gently, to avoid conflict if at all possible, to never look for trouble and to never throw the 1st punch.

But when backed into a corner, or when the situation requires a stronger, less peaceful response, I do have everything and anything I could possibly need to respond in a way that leaves no room for misunderstanding my position.  (See, even there, I’m being gentle). Continue reading The expectations of others… and driving my own bus.

Many wise and wonderful women who touched my life and who I’m proud to call friends…(and one I’m happy to call Mrs.)

Since then I’ve been mentally looking back, to that friendship and several others… replaying the highlight reels, remembering the kindnesses shown, the conversations that took place. Some of them just pure fun, some of them that served to shift my view of the world perhaps, or at least my view of myself, at a time where my world had dramatically changed, and my self-concept needed a bit of objective feedback to become a bit more accurate and reality based. Continue reading Many wise and wonderful women who touched my life and who I’m proud to call friends…(and one I’m happy to call Mrs.)