Be present, be mindful.

These are my thoughts, but read them and allow yourself to do something different today. This struck me deeply:  before reading the rest of this post, follow this link and read this. —————————————————— I’m challenged to be mindful, to be present and aware of each moment. I’m challenged to learn to listen and be OK with questions instead of needing instant… Read more →

Keep Calm and Carry On, Pt.1

You’ve probably seen or heard this phrase before:  “Keep Calm and Carry On.”  Initially produced by the British Ministry of Information at the beginning of World War II to boost morale, it has made a pop-culture comeback in the form of mugs, t-shirts and even spin-offs like “Keep Calm and Chive On”, as used by a popular website.  Although it’s… Read more →


ca·pac·i·ty kəˈpasitē noun – the maximum amount that something can contain. – the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something. What is your capacity?  What can you handle?  How far can you go? These are important questions, to which most of us don’t know the answer. Why are you tired all the time?  Why don’t you sleep well?  Can… Read more →

“It’s not dead, it’s just dormant,” she said.

We love living in Northern California.  One of the things that makes it simply amazing is the weather.  We get our fair share of rain in the winter, for sure.  But sometime around mid-May we go rain-free until around late October.  You might not like that, but we do! Plan a trip, ride our bike or motorcycle, go camping…it’s doesn’t… Read more →

It’s Time To Exercise.

Starting an exercise program is a daunting endeavor. A lot of us have tried and failed at this noble undertaking, which typically lasts a few weeks or even months.  There are dusty P90X DVDs behind your gaming console of choice on the entertainment center.  The person at the front desk of the health club asks if it’s your first time… Read more →