contemplation

Following Mother Nature’s Cues For Contemplating Life’s Mysteries

Have you ever noticed how autumn leaves rustle a changing tune in even the slightest fall breeze? Then, slowly, the leaves lose their color and their grip on the trees, thus filling the air with cascades of colorful shapes as they thickly carpet the earth. And the daytime temperatures have […]

spiritual retreat

Planning To Retreat

Have you ever taken part in a spiritual or religious retreat? As fall continues its steady progress toward the chill of winter, the word “retreat” comes to mind. Not as an act of “withdrawing from what is difficult, dangerous or disagreeable,” but in the sense of a spiritual retreat. Retreats […]

Fall Season

The Feast That Is Fall

Fall is in the Air Here in New Orleans, as in other areas in the southern hemisphere of the United States, the fall season kicks off a veritable feast of festivals that praise and celebrate our acclaimed food, arts and musical culture. Our sultry summer weather slowly gives up its […]

autumn

Autumnal Inspiration

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus I love the notion of autumn leaves as flowers and the thought of this time of year as a second spring. It is such an inspiring time when new visions and ideas come to life after long, […]

end of summer

In The Wake Of Summer

What did you do on your summer vacation? That was the first question we were asked when returning to school as kids. I doubt that is much different these days. Most everyone loves summer and the joys of long days, water activities and the all-around juiciness of the season. That […]

transition

Inspired By The In-Between Time

I have always found late August to be such a fascinating time of year as summer draws to a close and kids return to school. It’s hard to miss the distinctive lull in the collective energy as the transition from the comings and goings of summer merge with the more […]

Summer stories

Summer Inspires Stories

Long, lazy days, soft, warm breezes, and adventures beckon. The music of children laughing and waves breaking on the shore. The smell of hamburgers and hot dogs and fresh-shucked corn sizzling on the grill. In our neck of the woods you’re likely to be enticed by the aroma of crab […]

in-between

The In-Between Times

If you are at all like me, I bet you love starting something new.

You get inspired to begin something and you feel charged up and raring to go! I’ve discovered in my work that we humans tend to love new beginnings. And, we also love getting to the finish line. But the in-between? Oh no. That’s the part we are not so fond of.

Summer

Unleash Your Light And Breezy Summer Spirit

“Smell the sea, feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly!” Van Morrison June has arrived, ushering in the sweetest of seasons – three wonderful months of summer with delicious warm breezes that call out to the playful spirit. I don’t think I know a single soul who doesn’t […]

new beginnings

Keeping Thoughts Centered On New Beginnings

May is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s typically not as volatile, weather-wise as April and the temperatures are still mild. As we make the transition from spring to summer, my thoughts often turn to new beginnings. It’s the beginning of a new growing season for gardeners. […]