Cherish this rare treasure

Welcome to Cherish week!

Tamara’s cherished lion cub


Welcome to Cherish Week!

CHERISH – to keep or cultivate with care and affection.

What has us Cherish something?

Tamara shares: “My cherish image this week is a ceramic lion cub that my mother bought for me when I was 10 years old. It was the late 70’s in rural Wyoming and money was always tight. After pestering her for months she decided to buy it for me. I felt so lucky! I loved it so much! It’s the last cherished item I possess from my childhood.”

January cherishes:

The Long-short Journey
by January Handl

Lately my body has protested,
The neglect,
The abuse
The indulgence
The hedonistic side paths
that I have followed at times
through out this amazing lifetime.

The louder the protest got,
the more ego pushed toward
More numbness,
More achievement,
More accomplishment,
More pleasing others,

This temple of temptation
and desire
with such amazing hinges,
interconnected intricate systems,
invisible connections to
provides constancy in breath
and opportunities
of acute awareness
in any given moment
This bio-bundle of intention
and unconsciousness,
I know at the core,
is worthy of deepest

Honoring the unique journey,
perception’s hungry -dancing ,
I am finding ways of offering
my keen attention,
shared knowledge of solid sustenance and self-compassion,
of working the muscles enough,
enjoying life enough,
eating ONLY enough,
resting enough,
to cherish this rare treasure
which is only
temporarily mine to use,
mine to savor
on the long, short journey back
to true essence.

Yes! Cherish this rare treasure!

What is it for you? Who or what do you cherish? This week our Bliss Initiative is to take time to cherish. Cherish the people, special memories and special things that make your life worth living.

II am on vacation with my family, a perfect week to concentrate on CHERISH. What will it be for you?


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

My mission is fulfilling a lifelong desire to be a creative professional making a positive difference in the lives of those I encounter. Photographing unique personalities in a fun and relaxed environment. To challenge myself creatively, listen deeply and take a damn good picture.
See Tamara’s photography on her Facebook Page.



January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently lives in Aptos California AND simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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