Photo Challenge: Opening Hope renewed through a hospital window

Windows offer glimpses of new openings, views, paths, and the potential experiences within each place. The breeze it carries in and/or the sunlight it penetrates refresh and renews what is stale. That's how I feel about an expansive, tall window located in the main hall of the Stanford hospital. When I wander down this hall, … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Opening Hope renewed through a hospital window

Who knew the dangers of tide pools

*I started this post ready to write about the calm that comes from watching waves and feeling the crisp ocean breeze on my face. But thinking about it diverted my attention to a painful incident that happened a few years back. Letting you know the thought processes leading up to this post.* The ocean is … Continue reading Who knew the dangers of tide pools

Why I need to have realistic expectations about time

Disbelief and denial. Is May only a few days away?! It was just winter, now spring, and summer plans are already underway. Time runs while I stroll. When I was younger, grown ups would wistfully comment how time passes too quickly for them. They'd say, "Enjoy this time, because living gets busy when you have … Continue reading Why I need to have realistic expectations about time

Inching my way to the gym and curbing this sweet tooth

via Daily Prompt: Glimmer Since last month's post about working out, I'm still going to the gym. It's not as often as I imagined, but I'm averaging twice a week. I would be much more motivated to exercise if I could see slimming effects, but weight loss is not as easy as in my 20s. … Continue reading Inching my way to the gym and curbing this sweet tooth

Invisible goal of exercising and now finally doing something about it

via Daily Prompt: Invisible Change is hard to make, and even harder to accept; even the ones that are good for you. My new year resolution did not include anything about joining a gym or working out for that matter. Wanting to get stronger physically was an invisible goal that kept nagging me with guilt, … Continue reading Invisible goal of exercising and now finally doing something about it