This week I'm saying hello from the upper coast of Oregon. I've been inland for so long I had a need to see and be near the ocean. I'm still giddy over the fact that I have my car back and I loaded up and headed to a friend's house. They are perched on a steep hill overlooking Yaquina Bay. I can hear the "barking" of sea lions in the evening and it's the time of year when flocks of geese are flying south overhead. Add a couple of Corgis into the mix and I'm feeling delighted.
Hello, health seeker! I'm really happy to be here this week and share with you some good news. But first, I want to tell you a story. It's a 2,000 year old Chinese parable that was first told to me many years ago. It goes like this: A poor Chinese farmer worked his small farm with just one horse and his son. One day the horse ran away. His neighbors came by and said, "How unfortunate! What bad luck.". His reply was, "Maybe bad, maybe good." A few days later the horse returned
Hi, and where are you blooming today? I sometimes like to look around and see where and how I'm blooming. Today is all about The Bloom which is a by-product of The Seed three days ago. While some plants might retain their flower for a few days, others will only bloom for a few hours! There is an iris (or maybe it's an orchid -- it's very pretty) that blossoms in the morning and by evening is shriveled up. My sister had this plant and if she left too early in the morning and g
A happy, healthy Hello! I am waist-deep in the Nurse Coaching Program I'm taking. Some things are familiar and others are wonderfully new. This past week we explored what it takes to have a long, healthy, vibrant life. This is a topic near and dear to my heart and I immersed myself in the material, heart and soul. I am so excited to share some of the more recent research with you. It makes so much sense, yet not always something we strive to create or recognize as essential.
About the Author
Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN,
the Mindful Maven, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support.