Be Here Now: Tips for Living in the Moment

Be Here Now: Tips for Living in the Moment

I (Shannon) was tasked recently, at work, to create goals for 2021. The exercise was to break the goals down into bite size pieces, that help work towards meeting the specific goals overall. The work-related goals seemed easier for me to create and break down, but the section for personal goals was somewhat difficult. Creating [...]

Reckoning with Fall: My Past with Autumn Anxiety

Reckoning with Fall: My Past with Autumn Anxiety

I (Gerry) can remember as far back as my teens, autumn bringing on a little anxiety, that I may not have felt in the ensuing months of spring and summer. As a child, I always loved fall, and still do, but now I see it as coming with some difficulties, especially, if you are prone [...]

…And we thought bird watching was for old people (oh, were we ever wrong?!)

…And we thought bird watching was for old people (oh, were we ever wrong?!)

Just a few years ago, we had an elderly couple as neighbors at our home in Wake Forest, NC. The woman was an avid bird watcher, so much to the extent that it made her a squirrel-hater. She claimed they got after, and scared her birds away. She even had a small pellet gun to [...]