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

Snowy – Soothing – Stunning: Splendor of the Canadian Rockies

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We always had an intrigue to visit Calgary and the Canadian Rockies in the wintertime. How would it all look when snow and ice cover everything in white? When Timish and Alpabhabhi invited us, the fun of family time made … Read More

Dreams, Ambitions, and Change

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I think dreams and ambitions can spring positive vibes, give a purpose/direction to my thinking, and expand my horizons. Goals can sharpen the focus and fuel the drive to make things happen. However, I can think of times in the … 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

Clarify: Take off my Thinking Shades: Ten Nuggets

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An excerpt from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Our thoughts can act like shades, our dream glasses. When we have them, we see dream family, dream job, dream colleagues, dream partners, dream friends, etc. We can live in a dream present for a dream future. Without knowin