Weekend Hiking Connected with Nature

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It is a blessing to live among the mountains in Southern California. The number of options for hiking trails within a one-hour drive radius is virtually limitless. The weather is arid, so the hills are brown save for a few … Read More

Santiago Mountains: An Oasis Close to Home

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We are blessed to have Santiago Mountains close to home. Several hiking trails quickly make me feel close to nature, away from the speed and stress of my daily routine. (Note: reading this on a laptop or an iPad might … Read More

Stop – Look – Go: Gratitude

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When a child wants to cross a street or an intersection, we tell them to stop, look, and then go. I learned an insightful reframe of the phrase from David Steindl-Rast in his TED Talk: Want to be happy? Be … Read More

Clarify Mind: 9 of 10: Gratitude

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I am grateful for so many positive things happening in my life. My physical intelligence is taking care of a range of complex tasks so that I can eat, walk, talk, write, smile, eat, see, and do so many beautiful things. I am so thankful for that. What are other blessings in my life? I would start wi