Dijkwandeling Leonie blaast 885 (klein)

Make a wish. (Or two.)


  When my son and I take walks we look for dandelion heads to “blow wishes.” While we were out the other day I picked mine and asked, “should I wish for something I really-really-really want, or something I’m pretty sure I can get?” And then it occurred to me that I should pick two

keep moving

Keep moving


  A few weeks ago I wrenched my back, and the pain became so excruciating that I could barely walk. I went to the chiropractor and he gave me some advice that seemed almost insane at the time — keep moving. He said to rest when the pain was severe, but to get up as often

sail

New beginnings


  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain The first day of spring. Every year I’m

shovel

A shovelful of intent


There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that dig holes and those that build mountains. The hole-diggers focus their energy on removing ground. They push other people into the holes they dig, believing themselves superior because they’re now “above” said person in the hole. In reality they haven’t moved an inch. The

hamster-wheel

Again and again. Again?


  I follow the same pattern every morning when I wake up — make coffee, feed the cat, drink coffee, check email, drink more coffee, then off to the shower. I pack my kid’s lunch, fill the dishwasher, and get all the things ready we need on the way out the door in the exact

the future awaits

The future awaits…


Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. Aren’t we all afraid of change, to some degree or another? It’s part of the human condition to seek a stable and predictable world. We all worry about the unknown, and what will happen next. If we

fingers crossed

Potential lies


  How often do you lie to yourself? Tell yourself you can do something when you’re not really sure that you can? Maybe you should start. If you start telling yourself little lies about what you’re capable of, perhaps you’ll start to believe it. Maybe you’ll try something new because of it. Maybe you’ll find