My first blog, Many Rivers To Cross, started out as a travel blog and eventually morphed into a nature blog. I was so afraid of being online that I used mountain mama for my identity. Eventually I became more comfortable and open about who I am. What you see is what you get now, both online…

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I wrote the post below for Roots of She during Fall Equinox in 2013. Now it’s Spring 2014. The Wheel of Life has turned my life upside down and Roots of She has vanished.   There have been many changes during the last six months; health challenges, major loss and now we are moving to…

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  Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again ~Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel   I could tell you a long story about the threads of shame in my life.  It’s not what’s important, though.  Suffice it to say that recently I made a stupid mistake that triggered deep feelings…

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This past week I started listening to Byron Katie’s book, A Thousand Names for Joy.  Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao Te Ching is a part of the text.  In the audio format, he reads a passage, then Byron Katie interprets each one.   Written 2500 years ago, the wisdom contained in the Tao is…

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  Did you know that in 1430 the original meaning of the word charm was a medley of goldfinches or a charm of angels singing?     We think of charm today as someone who is pleasing, something with a beautiful quality or a trinket on a bracelet.  I think the “olde” definition is more…

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Emily Dickinson said, “Forever is composed of nows.”   What is your reaction to this statement?  Do you live in the moment?  Are you mired in the past or worrying about the future?     I’ve learned a valuable lesson about the moment from photography. If  I want a good sky shot I better run…

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