28 May

Making Peace with the Messiness of Gardens & Life

        This week’s mindfulness concept was inspired by the irises blooming in my yard.  When I first moved into my Denver home, a friend offered me iris tubers. I was happy to have them and assumed she was simply thinning hers, which needs to be done periodically. But no… she  told me… (Read More)

21 May

Impermanence – This Week’s Mindfulness Focus Word

    Impermanence is the focus word this week, inspired by the loss of my tiny pears and apples that were just forming on trees. I was relieved two weeks ago when they made it through a severe Denver cold snap. And I wrongly assumed we were over the worst of the cold. During the… (Read More)

14 May

Connectedness

    Connectedness is the mindfulness word for the week.  And gardens are an easy place to begin to contemplate connectedness.  There is a constant flowing of energy between plants, soil (earth), air, sun (fire), and rain (water).  They all work in unison to support life on the planet.  And as humans, we are intimately… (Read More)

7 May

Duality – Hummingbird Hawk Moths, Hornworms, and the Nature of Reality

      Duality is my intentional focus word this week.  Duality is that concept that polar opposites are part of the same whole. But more than that, they are intimately related and give rise to the other. In the yin-yang symbol of Chinese philosophy, the white part of the symbol has a dot of black… (Read More)

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