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What Does Summer Mean for You

Summer Solstice. What does it mean?                                                 Technically speaking, “Wednesday at 12:24 a.m. Eastern Time marks the summer solstice, the scientific start to summer for half the world. The Northern Hemisphere will dip toward the sun, basking in its warmth for longer than at any other time. The solstice occurs because the Earth spins on a tilted axis. This slouc ...[Read More]

Little Successes

Do you ever hear yourself say:                                                                                           I think about going out for a walk, but I don’t have anyone to go with. Or – I’d like to go for a walk but I don’t have time. Or – I can’t keep up with a group because I walk too slow. Or ……. Having someone to walk with helps answer any of these reasons about why you ...[Read More]

Leading a Joyful Life

How do we collect our strong and confident voice? How do we speak our truth without making others “wrong?” How do we lead a joyful life? Like most things in life, there isn’t any one answer. For each of us it’s different. But there exists a common thread, particularly for us as women. Take a walk together. Walking gets our energy moving. Sitting can stagnate ones thoughts. Keep our energy low. Thi ...[Read More]

Mid Summer Women’s Walk

What We Do: Morning walk Why We Do It: Begin the day outdoors in mindful conversation & easy exercise with wonderful women Where: Shollenberger Park, Petaluma Who: You Wonderful Women How: Moderate paced walk When: TBD Rain or Shine 🙂 Dress in layers, bring water Bathroom on site No park fee Max: 6 walkers Coffee afterwards at Acre Coffee, N McDowell across from Trader Joe’s (if you want ...[Read More]

Today You are You

Walking can be anything we want it to be.      Not much of a walker? Do you ever think you’d like to get outside for a little walk but feel discouraged because you can’t walk too far? It’s one very good reason to have a companion to walk with. Someone who walks at your pace. Even if you walk only to the end of the block, it’s good! Walking together, one to one, is the perfect way to motivate one a ...[Read More]

Spring lights up the path.

Spring is the time to pick up our hearts and listen to one another. Who ever said we have to be alike or think alike to get along? I have no idea. But we don’t!  In fact, contrast and differences make for colorful conversation and deeply significant growth. By walking together, we have an opportunity to “counteract the tendency to ‘otherize,’” the opportunity to have an understanding of where the ...[Read More]

Catch a Falling Leaf and Make a Wish

“When you let yourself be enchanted by the beauty even in the ordinary things, then all things prove to be extraordinary.”   No matter where we walk there’s always something to be noticed. A little tidbit to put in your pocket and carry with you throughout the day; some glimmer of wonder to hold onto that gives pleasure and strength. Simply open the door and slide back the ceiling to reveal t ...[Read More]

The Wonders of Walking

  Maybe the turning point was that morning my husband spit in my face. Or perhaps it’s simply who I am in this lifetime, but in either case, walking is in my soul and it’s how I work stuff out. Walking is a spiritual experience, one that we humans pass by daily. We walk everywhere, even those of us who can’t physically walk. In the car, out of the car. Into the bathroom, out of th ...[Read More]

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life I’ve been dealing with sciatica (oh, yeah, it’s a big pain in the butt!) so have been walking a lot around my neighborhood. It’s easy. I don’t have to drive anywhere and I can just roll out of bed (literally!), get dressed, tie my shoes and go. While chatting with friends the other day, I was saying (it may have been more like a whine) how boring it gets. ...[Read More]

Spring Renewal

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller   In the noise and busy-ness of today’s pace, there are times when we just need to take a break. Do it. Put on your shoes, sling wide the door, let the light shine on your face and start walking. One foot in front of the other. One step at a time. Share it wi ...[Read More]

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