How to embrace the tender saplings of change

“Learning how to ride a bike!!” by Tamara Magnitsky

You’ve probably heard the old saying “If you’re not growing you’re dying” but for some reason we resist it. Tamara shares that her daughter was willing to bleed to gain the growth of balance and riding her bike. Do you think you are willing to “bleed” for your own growth?

January reminds us growth is all around us…

                                       by January Handl

You hear it,
Sometimes a windswept whisper
Sometimes a swallowing roar,

You see it,
Everywhere the circles and cycles
Everywhere spirals of color and movement

You smell it,
In the river’s green fragrance,
The forest and field in full flourish

You taste it,
In the tang of fruit’s full -ness
The salt of living waters

You feel it,
In the tug of restlessness
The pain of paralysis

You sense it,
In your heart’s wonder
In your passion’s persistent pulse

You yearn for it,
Stepping toward the next
Leaning toward change


Yes GROWTH awaits around every turn. So the question is will you embrace it?

Sometimes it is just easier to cocoon ourselves up in what has been rather then taking that determined next step to what is next. So what is next for you? What new things are calling your heart?

This is the week we embrace and invite the tender saplings of change.

How will you welcome GROWTH this week?

Growth – Activities that enhance quality of life, develop talents, and increase the potential for success and happiness


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

Tamara Magnitsky

Tamara Magnitsky, a child of the wild blue yonder,
has been an ardent student and advocate for poetry, photography and excellence in general.
She is the mother of a 6 year old daughter and a beloved wife.
She can be found most days.

Bio written by Cary Brosius ~Tamara’s husband  🙂


January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently the Director/head teacher at Gazebo Park School, and lives at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. She lives simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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