It's Bloom time once again! How are you doing? I hope you are continuing to blossom in your life, even if fall is setting in (spring, if you're in the southern hemisphere!). Whatever your age -- it doesn't have to hold you back -- we can continue to "flower" right up to the end. This week's Bloom is the follow-up to The Seed: "Have you ever considered the difference between belonging and fitting in? I invite you to think about it." As you know by now, I love words -- their me
I will be starting a 3,000 mile drive tomorrow. Every week I think about what I'm going to write to you and this week I kept hearing the phrase Nip it in the bud. I couldn't figure out why I was "hearing" it until I realized I was starting to spiral out a little about my trip. All sorts of "details" started crowding into my mind, elbowing each other to get to the front ... how am I going to fit everything in my car ... how much is gas going to cost ... is there really going t
Hello from the farm in S Oregon. The next time you open up The Bloom, I expect to be halfway across the U.S. In the past I've posted videos, pictures, and comments of my cross-country drive on Facebook. Intend to do the same this trip, so look me up and follow along! Do you ever feel weird or a little different? I know I have at different times over the years. Driving back and forth between the east and west coasts of the United States has put me in a lot of different communi
Hello from S Oregon! Two weeks from today I intend to be a little farther south, in the Los Angeles area as I begin my eastbound drive. I thought I was going to make this trip nearly six months ago ... and then, life happened! It's been a wonderful, unexpected change of events and now, I have another "plan". I'll keep you in the loop as to how that goes! But, speaking of "plans" ... there's an old, Yiddish proverb, "We plan, God laughs". There's even a book by that title by S
About the Author
Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN,
the Mindful Maven and Mistress of Meditation, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support.