Category Archives: Photography

A Little Bit of Satori Everyday

“Early morning, the orange sun is slowly rising, shining forth in empty luminous clarity. The mind and the sky are one, the sun is rising in the vast space of primordial awareness..[this is] satori or [an] awakening where all of … Continue reading

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Simplifying At My Own Walden Pond

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ~Henry David Thoreau In our new house we look at a beautiful little pond. I call it my own Walden Pond. On days when I want to connect to my creativity … Continue reading

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5 Ways I Found Balance In Thailand

“What is the intelligent way? Let me tell you how Buddha explained it, doing and non doing…balance is the key.” ~Swami Rajneesh Happy 2013! I just spent two weeks with my family in Thailand… an amazing place! We try to … Continue reading

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Zucchini Soup (and more) – A Delicious, Easy Zen Meal

The zucchini or courgette is one of the most versitile squash around. It’s used in all sorts of meals. In gardens it grows like crazy! The hail and heat wave we had this summer didn’t slow it down. I had … Continue reading

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Lessons To Be Learned By Bees and Flowers

Last Friday I headed over to the Botanical Gardens in the early morning coolness contemplating life, flowers and insects. I needed to get away from my own garden and all the weeds, mostly thistles, that are growing there. The garden … Continue reading

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A Dark And Stormy Night Miracle!

The other night a miracle happened. The electricity went out! It was a dark and stormy, very windy February night that produced a small blizzard. Not a tornado, but still…80 mile per hour winds. Anyone who lives on the front … Continue reading

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Feeling Blue? 7 Ways To Cheer Up!

After Christmas, we can sometimes feel a little blue. You’re not alone. I’ve had several people tell me what a let down life is after all the holiday activity. When I’m down, I have little positive tricks to do. You … Continue reading

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Spring is Slowly Coming to Littleton, Colorado

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ” — Thich Nhat Hanh I’m so grateful to live in Colorado. I’m a transplant from Chicago. I’ve never stopped appreciating the beautiful … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Morning In Boulder

We had a party to attend last Friday in Boulder and so my husband decided to surprise me. We stayed at the historic Hotel Boulderado in downtown Boulder. Early the next morning, the sun was hitting the Flatirons. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Sundays in Colorado

I’m so grateful to live in Colorado. I’m a transplant from Chicago. I’ve never stopped appreciating the beautiful Western blue sky, the sunny days and scenic views after 25 years of living here. This Sunday I’m looking through all our … Continue reading

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