Springtime in the Rockies is a Metaphor for Life:

Toasty Warm Sapphire Sky Days Mixed with Single Digit Biting Winds

 Cobalt sky and 8 this calm morning. We crunch frozen snow on our mountain nature trail before the sunshine bathes our valley. The serenity covers me like a cozy quilt.

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A 21st Century Saturday

 

21st century grandparents – we are about 21 hours, 1,568 miles apart from our son and his family. I take a picture via our zoom connection as our son is helping his daughter read the book I just sent. She wears the T-shirt her brother has outgrown; from before she was born when they visited my brother in Louisiana.

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Women Need Women Friends

Girlfriends Renew each other’s Spirits

 

A famous study by Harvard Medical School has been following female nurses’ health for decades. The study has found that the more friends these women have, the less likely they have been to develop physical impairments as they age.

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What Makes You Happy

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My sweet husband did this when he and Hope (border collie) went on an early walk and I saw it later walking with Hope and Joy (sheltie) – it just makes me smile – makes my heart smile – a love note in the snow – takes a moment – means so much…

 

Our son texted asking if we wanted to zoom…so thoughtful.

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Mountain Magic

 

Rainbow Clouds

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 Nature almost always plays a part in a really good day for me. This morning’s walk on our nature trail included a rainbow cloud. It is a fairly rare phenomenon. It’s a little miracle to me that I was in the right place at the right time to get to see this.

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Taking Down the Christmas Tree

                                          

Three weeks ago today we cut our little Christmas tree down. It was in the middle of an area thick with trees

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Is putting up the Christmas tree an emotional time for you? All during our son and daughter’s childhood we came to the cabin (where Bruce and I live fulltime – for maybe 13 years now) for Christmas.
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New Years Eve

 

 

Celebrating New Year’s Eve

With My Gratitude Jar

 

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New Years Eve 2022 a sweet message from my sweet husband as we usher out the spent year and welcome in an unspent year – gratitude comes to mind…

 

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and without fail, linked with greater happiness.

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Christmas Eve 2022

 

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Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to the present-moment experience – I did this long before I knew it was a thing…

Being aware of the sun on my face – the laughter of my children – my lover’s hand in mine – the silky fur of my clean dog…these are the moments that make up life.

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Measuring Success

In graduate school, I had a professor who, for whatever reason, didn’t want to give me an ‘A’. I was three points away from my ‘A’. I KNEW what was coming – and I was correct:

                                                         

“Professor, you said that if we came to every class and always participated that we would get extra credit.”

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