November News Brief

Happy November Further Shore friends! Now that the Remembrance Holidays have concluded, we are heading fast into the time for food, family, and gratitude. Robert’s busiest time of the year begins on Thanksgiving week, so we are planning for a quiet day at home with his computer humming along. The menu for us is a … Read more

Remembrance Holidays

Greetings Further Shore Friends, We are fast approaching the holidays of remembrance. These holidays preclude the crazy busy holiday season that starts with Thanksgiving and ends with New Year’s Day. The remembrance holidays invite us to remember, honor, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have left physical life, yet live on in our … Read more

“R” is for Respect

“Respect,” like the word “practice,” is both a noun and a verb, with many different uses. Some of those uses include: in reference or regard to something (With respect to the current situation, I can see your point); an aspect or detail (This is a good plan in some respects); to hold in esteem (We … Read more

October News Brief

Greetings Further Shore friends! October is such a beautiful month in the northern hemisphere. The entire season is a palpable and visual transition from the busy fullness of summer to the quieter demeanor that winter requires. If we pay attention, there are clues to guide the process, generously offered by mother nature. While fall starts … Read more

“Q” is for Questioning

When faced with troubled times, a natural response is to question what is happening and find ways to “fix” it. The hope is that through finding answers, the turbulence will calm, or the difficult situation will improve. For the ABC’s of Living Well, I have selected “Questioning” for the letter “Q”. When we don’t feel … Read more

September News Brief

Happy September Further Shore friends! It seems to me that September is the month when humans behave like squirrels. We run around gathering the harvest, stocking the pantry, cleaning up outdoor spaces, and preparing for those cooler temperatures. I learned something new about squirrel behavior recently. It’s called “splooting,” and it’s something they do to … Read more

August News Brief

Happy August Further Shore friends! Since readers appreciated my mention of National Lasagna Day in the July News Brief, a new tradition is born to share about a special day in each month! For the month of August, I’m choosing August 21st, Nation Senior Citizens Day, a holiday established by Ronald Reagan in 1988. During … Read more

“P” is for Practice

The dictionary defines practice in various ways. As a noun it can mean actual performance or action:  I attend dance practice on Wednesdays. As a verb it can mean to habitually carry out or perform a particular activity, method, or custom, in order to acquire, maintain, or improve upon proficiency: I practice expressing gratitude each … Read more

July News Brief

Happy July Further Shore friends! I hope these days of summer are treating you kindly. I was noodling around for special days in the month of July and ran across something that is just plain FUN! It is National Lasagna Day! What??? A day set aside to honor that yummy, savory, layered dish? What a … Read more

“O” is for Organization

According to the dictionary, the meaning of the word “organize” is to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action. I don’t think that skillful organizing is a wellness practice in and of itself. But it certainly comes in handy when living through the crisis of a … Read more