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

June News Brief

Wishing a belated happy Father’s Day, summer solstice, Pride Month, and Juneteenth to all. The month has flown by in a flurry of ‘day job duties’, staycation gardening, community service, and companion animal care. Our little Olivia is in rehab for a partially torn CCL (the doggie version of the ACL). She’s a timid girl … Read more

May News Brief

Greetings Further Shore Friends, Despite dry conditions, spring in northern Arizona has been beautiful. We are enjoying the pastel flowering trees and vibrant greenery bursting forth from the aspens. Daffodils are now bowing their heads to make room for the penstemons, irises, and columbine. I’m thinking about the seeds I planted in my March News … Read more

March News Brief

Greetings Further Shore Friends, Happy almost spring equinox! Let’s start with some sky news. The last full moon of winter reaches its peak at 3:20 A.M. EDT on Friday, March 18, 2022. The Farmer’s Almanac calls this the Worm Moon. It is also known as Eagle Moon or Goose Moon (Algonquin, Cree), Sugar Moon (Ojibwe); or Wind Strong Moon (Pueblo). These … Read more

“N” is for Nature’s Nurture

Think about the last time you took a moment to marvel at a sunrise, watch a bird in flight, or deeply enjoy the sparkle of a starry night? Has it been a little bit too long? Winter in the northern hemisphere can make it difficult to get outside and revel in nature’s beauty. During the … Read more

February News Brief

Greetings Further Shore Friends, I realize that February is almost at its conclusion but wanted to say Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you are enjoying the month that whispers a promise of spring. Here in Flagstaff those whispers have given way to wailing winds and mountains of snow; a welcome gift given the historic … Read more

January News Brief

Happy 2022 to one and all. I am currently in the middle of my annual winter retreat. Celebrating my birthday (many thanks to all for the sweet wishes); tending to at-home and health projects, planning for the year, writing, and resting. After several days of snow and bluster, the weather here in northern Arizona has … Read more

“M” is for Memorializing

As we stand here, at the beginning of the third pandemic year and the fifth pandemic wave, it is sometimes hard to remember how life used to be. For the bereaved, this time has been especially difficult as they may not have had the chance to say goodbye to their loved one or to mourn … Read more

December News Brief

It seems impossible that another year is wrapping up in just a few weeks. The sun’s light is waning as we approach the winter solstice and here in Flagstaff temperatures are dropping and overdue snow is on the horizon. Festive holiday lights, wreaths, and Christmas trees are making an appearance in my neighborhood. It is … Read more