Cooking For Tango

Cooking for Tango  ~Cheryl Pallant~   “Why no husband,” she asks. Moony grabs hold of my arm and adopts me as her mother within a half hour of our meeting. Warm heart,” she says of me. Her mom died soon after Moony’s birth and would be my age if alive. Moony pulls family, friends, and, […]

Two lives joining together

One of the things that Roger and I wanted to do at our wedding two years ago was to find a way to involve everyone with our union. We both have full lives with a lot of friends and family. One of the ideas that Roger came up with was having everyone bring a piece […]

Hiking Mt. LeConte- day two

            Sweet Llamas                    and            11 miles down     We set our alarm to watch the sunrise, but decided against it when we stayed there in the nice cozy bed feeling our aching muscles. We still got up early since there was no electricity and breakfast was at 8am. We […]

Hiking Mt. LeConte- day one

Hike to Top of Mt. LeConte-day one Six weeks ago Roger and I took a hike in the Smokie Mountains National Park up to Mt. LeConte. Mt. LeConte is quite beautiful! Halfway up our 5 ½ mile hike up we realized that this was going to be quite the adventure as we held the cables […]

Preparing to Trek in the Himalayas

The trek to Mt. Everest base camp in Nepal is really not a long distance, we will be trekking about 30 miles to the base camp and 30 miles back to Lukla. The big deal is the altitude. We will be taking a little hopper plane from Kathmandu into Lukla, which is where our trekking […]

Changes in my life the past three years

A lot has happened in the last three years that I have wanted to share with you. Many of you that have read what I have written and taught in workshops know that I strongly believe in using and following our intuition because I feel that in doing so, we open our life up to […]

Reflective thinking can help prevent future suffering

Originally posted in Asheville Daily Planet Tuesday, 27 May 2008 If we look at some of the difficulties that we are having in our life today, we can often see from past situations how we ended up where we are now. Reflective thinking is not only a great tool for helping us to better understand […]

In a busy, active life, make time daily to cultivate peace, stillness of mind

Originally posted in Asheville Daily Planet 08 July 2008 This morning I woke up with clarity and peace about writing on clarity and peace. All morning, I was enjoying a wonderful clarity. I went through work with that clarity — and continued with this wonderful peace of mind. I was going to write about the […]

Let’s appreciate the kindness that is around each of us every day

This is a reprint from the Asheville Daily PlanetOriginally written on 04 March 2008 Do we take kindness for granted? It seems that kindness does not get the recognition that it deserves — that is, until we experience an unkind action from someone else, and then we realize that they were not being kind. With […]