Reserves Running Low? Time to Refuel!

The first part of the new year has been a time for resolutions and goals. Looking to the past to see what happened and what didn’t. Mourning losses of the familiar. Of what used to be. A good friend recently said it’s like we’re in a personal drought. You are usually able to fill up…

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All About Trees

As I was walking yesterday, I found I was paying attention to trees. All the different kinds here on the Mountain! I recognize some of them by their bark, their leaves, their height. But, to really know a tree, I have to watch it closely: where it stands, how it moves, its relationship to other…

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Resilience Over the Years

Love many. Trust few. Learn to paddle your own canoe. —Vanilla Beane, 100-year-old milliner Duff here. Recently, Mom and I watched an interview with The Hat Lady, 100-year-old Vanilla Beane. What a woman! Think of all She has seen in Her Life: From horse and Buggy to the Space Shuttle, and everything in between. Born…

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Want to be More Resilient?

Alongside the dirt road, a cedar tree grew for many years. It had endured rain and snow, sleet and hail. Heat was of no matter, for it had long ago acclimated to that temperature. Its roots had traveled deep into the earth, where it was sturdily anchored. But one day, a powerful wind swept through…

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