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Hi. I’m Maery, a writer in the Twin Cities. Although I no longer have the body for extreme adventures, I love to bicycle, go horse trail riding and take hikes with my dogs.  

One thing you should know before you join me on my quest -- I don’t have a map. And I’ve been known to wander off course and stop to listen to birds and look for agates. I also have a few issues with fear and anxiety. In other words, I’m not a good role model or adventure guide. But in this time of uncertainty and polarization, I'm not sure anyone has a reliable map. We'll just figure it out as we go.

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How many times a day are you thinking or saying out loud, “I don’t have enough time!”?

If you’re like me, the answer is, “A lot.”

I am always trying to find time. I look for it early in the morning. I try to find it during my lunch breaks. And I rummage through every nook and cranny in the evening seeking the elusive time treasure.

I can’t figure out where the hell it goes! Even on weekends or when I take vacations with the sole purpose of having more time, I still can’t find it. It’s worse than trying to locate where I put my phone.

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I received an email from the Gunflint Lodge, advertising a three day workshop called “Finding Your Voice: Stories & Song” with Kevin Kling & Simone Perrin. (Watch videos at bottom for samples of their work.)

Perhaps it was the “Finding Your Voice” part that grabbed me. I had no idea who Kevin Kling & Simone Perrin were but I didn’t care. I would pay whatever it cost and move whatever I had to move on my calendar if they could help me find my voice.

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For the last month or so, I’ve been caught up with questions about my life.  Maybe this comes from recent health issues or thoughts about retirement, but the flood of questions goes something like this:

  • Where have I been putting my energy? Does that really reflect what I value or enjoy?
  • What parts of my life feel suffocating and what parts are energizing?
  • What has changed for me at this point in my life?
  • In what ways are my actions carried out without thinking about whether or not they have any meaning for me any longer?
  • Am I just doing these things because that’s what I’ve always done or what I think I “should” do?

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