Celebrating the Season

Halloween has become big business in the USA — I’m used to that, and have always liked both the popular festivities and the spiritual traditions in which they are rooted. But it seems strange to see Halloween props and treats suddenly appear in mainstream English culture, especially when there are already so many seasonal celebrations at this…

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Early May Bank Holiday

Today is a holiday here in the UK. Technically it is the May Day holiday in England, but most people seem to just refer to it as the Early May Bank Holiday (as opposed to the Spring Bank Holiday which comes at the end of the month). Although the internet insists that we are busy with Maypole…

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Happy Easter!

The sun is shining today and the flowers are as bright and cheerful as they should be on Easter Day.  Just as I was heading out for a walk through the neighborhood to make a chocolate delivery, we were summoned to take care of a family emergency. When we came home, we found this waiting…

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Hearts of Gratitude

I have had an amazing and grace-filled life, and in the lead-up to this, my 60th, birthday, I have become more and more aware of the wonderful people who have been part of it and who have helped to make it what it is. Last month, I started a meditative practice of creating little hearts as…

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Well and Truly January

Today is exactly why I made my walking resolution and started this blog – or more precisely, today’s weather is why I need public motivation to get me out and walking. The weather was just cold enough to leave icy tracings in hidden corners of the world, the days are still so short that darkness…

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