The Best Things In Life…well, They Aren’t Things At All.

It is said that the best things in life aren’t things.  Of course we know that is true, but oh how we love our things.   I believe one of the best things in life are the moments we share with others.  That isn’t all that profound – you probably already knew that.  I do think we…
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The Season Of Dirty Fingernails – Garden Therapy 2013.

I have concluded that my mental health is greatly improved by a day out in the garden.  Yesterday was my first real concentrated effort in garden therapy and in the few short hours I invested I was reminded of the immense gratification and stress relief I get out of planting and nurturing plants and flowers. …
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Validation.

Validation presents itself in many ways.  Today it arrived via a graduating student’s visit.  In the short hour that we visited I was delighted to learn that he realized that so many of the things we have students do in our program added up to more than the sum of their parts.  He learned this…
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My Garden Companions Have Returned…

I have been uplifted by three straight days of robin sightings.  The robins are back in the area my friends.  I have seen a pair of them frequenting my deck. I wonder if they are the babies from last year that the mother robin so meticulously watched over.  I wonder if they have come back…
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Springing Forward…

I recognize that some folks are irritated by the whole Daylight Savings Time extravaganza.  Setting clocks forward or back and trying to readjust one’s internal clock to be in compliance with the clock on the wall can be a pain I surmise.  I really don’t mind it much, but I do enjoy springing forward much…
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