I went for a walk in the woods this morning, on my favorite trail that runs alongside a brook. A gift of these last few years has been discovering the trails right in my back yard and being able to enjoy them during all times of the year. As I walked in, I was reminded … Continue reading Seasons
A friend was telling me how she had gone outside her home late the night before just to take in some nature right in her backyard. It made me think about how I always forget to go outside. I get caught up in my head and my to-do's and fall into Pam the figure-outer. When … Continue reading Reminders
I went out walking today. I was able to test out my new fanny pack. Well, I don't know if it's technically a fanny pack. It was listed as a "running belt." I just needed something to carry my phone if I'm listening to a book or podcast when I'm walking. It's just big enough … Continue reading Turtle
I've heard healing be compared to peeling back layers of an onion. I think that's true. There are so many dang layers. You learn something. And then you go along until you know it. You knew it before, but now you really know it. It's deep in your bones. You understand it so completely that … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces
Today I'm thinking about the people who lost their lives fighting for our country. And I'm thinking about my dad. My mom shared this photo of him at the wall of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. They had stopped in Washington DC to visit it some years ago. They found the names of a few people … Continue reading Dad
I think a lot about healing and change and growth. And I think a lot about these last eight or so years that I've been shifting my inner and outer world. I will NEVER forget what my daily internal life was like back then. Some words that come to mind are - suffering, torture, anxious, … Continue reading Behind the Curtain
Driving down our street right now is like being in an old school video game. It's the squirrels. I'm not sure why they are so active this time of year, but man, they will dart right out in front of you so quickly. They run out to the middle of the road, stop, go back … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
Yesterday, I was driving back home after dropping Wes off at his friends house and I came upon some geese out for a stroll. At first I thought there were just two, but then saw there were three little baby geese walking with them. A family out for a walk. I took yesterday to relax … Continue reading A stroll.
I got my second Covid vaccine shot today. I'm exhausted. Could be the shot, could be life. I'm taking the night off from writing. I'll be back tomorrow.
I was listening to a podcast today and they were talking about this idea - what you pay attention to makes your life. It's such a fascinating subject to me. When I began this "healing journey" (I put that in quotes because I don't love calling it that but it's really the best way to … Continue reading Attention