I am one …

For decades I feel I have lived my life in parts. The ‘me at work’ doing my best to provide a service equal to or better than the compensation for which I am paid. The ‘me at home’ trying to create and maintain an environment conducive to the nurture and support of all who live … [Read more…]

I go out walkin’ …

  At times, day-to-day living in largely extroverted environments feels heavy. I start each day straight and tall and over time, I feel the weight of others’ needs, others’ priorities, others’ energy, weighing me down. Like the trees above, I start to droop and buckle under the overlay of noise – in all its forms. … [Read more…]

Can I go nowhere with you …

Yesterday, I came across the term shunpiking; “it is an old Yankee term that means avoiding the main roads…the “turnpikes”, the ones with route numbers and yellow lines down the middle.” Patricia Turner wrote about it in her blog post The Gentle Art of Shunpiking. As I was thinking, ‘wow – I’m a shunpiker, who … [Read more…]