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Welcome to Summer

A little summer, a little shade. Hydrangeas in bloom. Happy summer to you.

Happy Mother’s Day

For everyone who is a mom or has provided mom-like love to others, I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. On Mother’s Day (and every day) those of us who have lost our moms treasure them all the more. Wishing everyone all the best, Jeanne

Sexiness, Walking, and Setting a Learning Thing Straight

As I write this, it’s April Fool’s Day (and also National Walking Day). So I’m going to share a three things that you might find interesting, but that don’t necessarily go together. Really? I didn’t know that. Possibly a Surprise. Guess what? There’s a personality trait that both men and women find sexy. This surprised… Continue Reading

How Can I Get Sponsors for Walking (Running, Biking)?

If you follow me on Twitter, you might notice tweets several times a week saying that I just walked a few miles for charity. Several people have asked how they can walk (run, bike) for charity, too. Sunday Afternoon on the Guadalupe River Walk It’s easy. Here’s how: Go to the App Store (or Google… Continue Reading

Nurturing Empathy for Better Work and Life

The other day I was in a group where someone asked this: “How do you experience and nurture empathy? What is one thing you can do today to empathize with someone you cross paths with today?” I feel your desire to play with the mouse. One thought, I said, is to imagine yourself in another’s shoes—without… Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s wishing you a lovely day. It’s a special day when we share symbols of love. Roses, of course. Maybe chocolate. Possibly an extra smile. And what a great time to notice the best qualities of the people and things around us. Happy Valentine’s Day to you. Related Posts Post | Happy Valentine’s Day Post… Continue Reading

Dear Valentine: What if I loved my life?

Just a thought as Valentine’s Day approaches (or for any time of year, really). A little encouragement. How many of us spend (just possibly) too much time bemoaning this or that aspect of our lives? I have done this many times. It’s easy to settle in to a kind of internal dialogue that’s not so… Continue Reading

Gratitude for Beautiful Things

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that most images on this site are from photos I take while out walking. It’s a holiday weekend, so I thought I’d share a few pictures from the past two months—a few reasons to feel grateful for the world around us. Landing Just So Dew-Kissed November… Continue Reading

Because Gratitude

Thanksgiving. A lovely reminder to be grateful. Grateful for the fall leaves, for sunlight, for new ideas to explore… What does gratitude do for us? Once upon a time, when life had most definitely “happened,” and I was feeling pretty down, I received this advice: Once a day, write down three things that made you… Continue Reading

Thank You for Your Service

On Sunday, three veterans walked up the aisle to light the candles. Without a word, everyone stood up. Silent. Respectful. Moving. Quiet Tribute On Veterans Day (or any other day), there isn’t an adequate way to say thank you. Still, we can try. Ways to Thank a Veteran. Here are 101 ways from Walk,… Continue Reading