My Roots – My Friend – Engage Blog

My Roots – My Friend – Engage Blog

When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t...
Gifts of Nature – Engage Blog

Gifts of Nature – Engage Blog

Wilhelmina and Fanny have arrived. The small coop has been unearthed from our garage and settled into the shady protection of our massive willow tree, against the front porch railing. I washed the water dish and put it beside the white porcelain bowl of chicken feed...
Rebalance – Engage Blog

Rebalance – Engage Blog

A common “overwhelm” for me is the sense that I am getting too much advice from the physical and virtual world I live in. I am drowning in “shoulds.” How I should look. How I should behave. How I should decorate my home. How I should exercise. What I should eat. And...
Yin & Yang – Engage Blog

Yin & Yang – Engage Blog

As we near the one-year anniversary of the initiation of the first Covid-19 lockdown, I realize that the pandemic has taught me patience. Not always, not perfectly. I am fallible when I’m stressed or otherwise irritated. However, I am consciously relinquishing the...
Feathering My Nest – Engage Blog

Feathering My Nest – Engage Blog

The current surge in the pandemic has rekindled my propensity to spend time online. I have succumbed to reengaging with my Pinterest account. A new low for me. I was clean for about two years. Now I’m back scrolling through the best decorating, cooking, and fashion...
How Are You? – Engage Blog

How Are You? – Engage Blog

I’ve been noticing that one of the most challenging questions for me these days is How are you? Shouted from a social distance as I huddle low to the ground fighting with my snowshoe bindings, the easy dismissal of I’m fine or, on occasion, I”m good, launches across...