60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Might Happen Should You Pause?

Episode Summary: What other world might whisper when you pause?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Someone Stole My Trekking Poles!

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A Practice To Name, Claim, Tame Fear & Insecurity.

Why The Grass Is Always Greener Over There.

Wondering why the grass is always greener over there? I know. Who here has looked at the grass growing on the other side of the fence and seen that it’s greener? Everybody! Of course, the grass is always greener growing on the other side. But do you know how come? Because they fertilize it. What’s …

Follow Those Few Things That Caught Your Heart

Not too very long ago I saw a man wearing a tee shirt that read: “Many things in life will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart. Follow those.” He was gone before I could ask him: What’s the story behind your tee shirt? How did you come to have it? …

Stop! Drop Your Shoulders. Smile.

Walking along the road by the bay I felt my shoulders up around my ears. I was reminded of the story about a team of pack animals struggling their way up a mountainside. The last pony in line was wearing a saddle but the horse just ahead of him was burdened with boxes and bags …

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?

What is happiness? And do you notice it? What is happiness? In the closing pages of his short book of musings, A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut offered me an unexpected image of happiness I carry with me to this very day: Here’s Vonnegut: “But I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. …

My Life As Compost

How did I begin thinking about my life as compost? Well, I had a lot of garbage in my life: betrayals, incest, losses, adversities, failures, and set-backs. What do you do with all that? I was one of the lucky ones who found story. I was offered chances by people who knew the secret of …

Women Of A Certain Age. Really???

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds, your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” [Satchel Paige] What does matter is all this chatter about “women of …

60 Seconds Story Prompt Friday What Do You Love

We interrupt the news to say: the heart is an organ of fire. What do you love? What draws you to it? Tell that story and hang on to the truth. Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with several questions carefully chosen to help you collect …