The sound of rustling leaves, the smell of dirt after a spring rain, sunlight filtering through the trees,  the haunting call of the morning dove piercing the silence of early morning… Ahhh…how easily, if you pay attention, nature can take you away from your thoughts to a magical place of inner peace. Once I quit […]

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On Forest Bathing


"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something,…

Feeling Shattered


Recently someone I love very much received disturbing news from a doctor. Being a nurse anesthetist I understood only too well how…

The Challenge: Learning to run


Once I finally succeeded in quitting my two-pack-a-day, 20-year smoking habit, I didn’t believe I’d be able to make it through a…

Life’s little challenges


I purchased an on-demand hot water heater about two years ago. It cost a fair amount, but I was confident it would…

A reason to get up


Yes, I climbed Mount Everest, but there was a time when I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without stopping to…

That all too familiar tug


Spring is here and as I watch the days grow longer and the sun get stronger, I feel that all too familiar…
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