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August 22, 2018

Bali: Eat Pray Loving Me – Gratitude for the People

I express gratitude and joy daily. I’m nearing the end of my time here in Bali with a few days to go.  Despite the uncomfortableness of enduring multiple earthquakes, nursing a cold/cough, and riding some turbulent emotional waves, I’m absolutely filled with gratitude for everything Bali gave me. This card […]
August 2, 2018

Bali: Eat Pray Loving Me – Flowing

  “My life flows with Joy & Ease” Last Saturday marked the completion of four weeks in Ubud, Bali.   Whooo hoo!    Things have been flowing quite nicely and I’ve gotten into the rhythm of Balinese life.    The perfect day:  Wake between 7 – 8 am,  do a short morning yoga/meditation […]
July 23, 2018

Bali: Eat Pray Loving Me – Beauty

    “I am Surrounded by Beauty”   I’ve been known to scream or squawk at Bruce that I need my home and surrounding environment to be elegant & beautiful in order for my soul to be calm and at peace.   This has been my battle cry for a long […]
July 15, 2018

Bali: Eat Pray Loving Me – All that I Seek

  “All that I seek is already within me.” As I’ve stated, my intention on this journey is to have an expanse of time to be with myself, to go within, to observe my mind, and see where I go, what I do – in essence, to see what I’m […]
July 14, 2018

Bali: Eat Pray Loving Me – Grounding

  Just me, myself, and my snake tat reporting in from Ubud, Bali.  I have been here two weeks today and happy to report that I am safe and sound and doing well in this land of magic and synchronicities. I have been pondering how best to share my experiences […]
July 6, 2018

Teaching an Old Dawg New Tricks

    You know the adage, ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’?  Well, I’m here to tell you that is absolutely not true cuz’ this ol dawg is learning some new tricks.  First up, have a gander at the above and below photos:   That my friends is […]
July 7, 2017

World Travels: I’ve Been Seeing and Being Seen

I’ve recently returned from a six week trip abroad to the northern hemisphere, traveling to San Francisco, Florida, Europe and then tracing the steps back again.   Leaving hubby Bruce and four-legged Nina behind to navigate the beginnings of New Zealand winter, I set out solo for my family-of-origin focused […]
May 5, 2017

Family Visit + Harvest Season = Family Woofers

My sister Joy, her husband David, and their two children Sienna (7) and Haylie (4) recently finished a two-week visit with us here at the ol’ Birdsong Retreat & Sanctuary.   And while I think they were able to have a retreat and rest, their arrival during harvest season meant there […]
March 12, 2017

The Birth (of me)

I lay curled in the roots of the elder tree Waiting to be Reborn I am a babe in the womb Incubating, waiting, getting ready To slide into the light again. The birthing pains are real Limbs aching Stretching and reaching into the void I am too big for this […]