There in the Silence

Regular contributor Tracy Bakkelokken is back with a poem, which expresses the bliss of living completely alive in a moment–the supreme, exquisite happiness that flows when we allow ourselves to open completely to life, love and spirit. Enjoy! there in the silence– a choice each moment each breath lifts, then falls like a petal cup Read More


The Creative Road Back to Joy

It was difficult to contemplate JOY the other week in the aftermath of the terrible terror tragedy surrounding the Boston Marathon. Even though we may not be directly affected by such an event, our hearts are. Our minds are. We become washed over with the questions of Why? Who could/would commit such a horrific act Read More


Return to Love

Regular contributor Tracy Bakkelokken is back with YOUR appointment with LOVE!   “You have an appointment with life, an appointment that is in the here and now.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Have you made an appointment with love lately? When was the last time you looked into the mirror and spoke a loving, kind word to yourself? Read More


Savoring more often playful delights and wonders

WONDER… In December I turn forty. As I’ve been sailing along during this year leading up to the big birthday, I have noticed myself turning to and savoring more often playful delights and wonders. It occurred to me just lately while watching a tiny katydid hop along the leaves of a Japanese maple in our Read More