Entries by crwpadmin

Time for a change

Summer has arrived in spring and it’s expected to soar past ninety degrees again today. As I walked around the newly planted deck garden this morning, I looked for signs of life after yesterday’s heat. The bright yellow dahlias were still standing tall, their round faces beaming like happy little suns. The white alyssum blossoms […]

Homecoming and the Super Flower Blood Moon

This is the time of year when the birds are full of song, the turkeys are doing their mating dance in the backyard, and the wind carries the scent of lilacs and apple blossoms through the kitchen window. Sometimes, early in the morning, I close my eyes and listen. I listen to the wind, to […]

The birth of something good

All week long I’ve felt the rumblings of anxiety in my system. As hard as it is sometimes, I welcome it in. I want to be a safe place for messy feelings to rise and release in their own time. There’s so much going on in the world right now. Climate crisis. The war in […]

You are beautiful

Our “Self Care by the Sea” retreat is happening this weekend and we’ve already taken the plunge – a beautiful experience. In that spirit, this week’s blog is a reminder of the power of beauty to heal, restore, and unite. Enjoy… and see you next week! ~*~ You are beautiful ~*~ I woke at sunrise […]

Healing a special kind of loss

He was tall for a cat, with long legs and a silky, sleek body that went on for days. He could often be heard howling “helloooooo” in the middle of the night as he roamed the house with his favorite toy – a small stuffed bear – in his mouth. One weekend, when Louise Hay […]

Holding hands

The wind picked up as the soft, amber light of the setting sun cast a warm glow over the boardwalk. As we headed toward the beach, I watched our shadows moving in lockstep before us. I felt happy. Grateful. Excited for the chance to be in daylight with my vampire husband – a night owl […]

The University of Mother Nature

Spring sunshine and brilliant blue skies are the order of the day as I stare out the kitchen window waiting for the kettle to finish boiling water for tea. Already, the six-room house I had installed for feathered guests up on the hill is a kaleidoscope of fluttering wings as a host of sparrows move […]

Grateful, humble guests

I’m enjoying a little vacation by the sea with Michael this weekend and thought I’d share a past tribute to Mother Nature written during the lockdown phase of the pandemic. See you next week! ~*~ This morning, I went for a hike with my friend, Beth, at our local state park – a 450-acre haven […]

Ready to retrain your brain?

We were dressed up and ready to drive into the city for the first time in more than a year. Our dinner reservation was a little less than two hours away and I looked forward to people-watching, seeing the Boston Public Garden come to life in spring, and enjoying the company of old friends we […]

4 quick ways to calm yourself down

It was 3am when I awoke with a start, stress hormones surging through my body. I had been dreaming about being in Iraq trying to help people escape a warzone. When I opened my eyes, I felt pain in my heart and immediately thought, How do you live as a conscious human being and not feel […]