Upbeat News

There are so many things happening every day that remind us how great this life is. We all see and hear them and are brought out of our busy heads as we feel the lightness that our smile brings to our whole body. Even If my observation isn’t new to you, it should bring a smile.

Solar powered satisfaction

Your decision is made when you walk into the brightness of the sun’s dazzling glow. Feeling a warm breeze sweep across your face. No storm clouds on the horizon….almost no clouds anywhere on that glorious blue canvas. You collect the basket that’s...

The friendliness of pansies

Pansies are such a downright happy flower. They just look like they’re smiling all the time. Their colors are perky and convey a party, which can be just a contented and joyful time with a friend. Pansies like to be deadheaded, but unlike petunias, they are not...

Delaney hits the lakes

Delaney is on the move! She put on her loon skirt and is headed out to meet those people who love life at the lake. She started at Squam Lake in Holderness (Squam Lake Marketplace, The Cottage Place, Rockywold Deephaven Camps, and The Inn on Golden Pond) and then...

A beautiful partly cloudy day

Don’t you love waking up to a partly cloudy day? Not all the time, but just enough to give you a break from those yummy sunny days that have you charged with so much energy, you’re a frazzled mess. It’s good ‘cuz you get lots accomplished, but...

Starting a day with the birds

Waking up to the chatter of a bird is the perfect alarm clock. It’s such a cheerful way to be imported into a new day. Birds are very chatty and constant…. relentless even. They could be nagging at their spouse to wake up, or gossiping about the get...

Ducks in a row

When you see a flock of hundreds of birds swooping in unison, do you think that they are all following the lead bird? The leader making myriad decisions that are passed down through the flock with what seems to be very synchronized movements. There’s usually...

The power of a fall day

What is it about fall??? It is so incredibly exhilarating and invigorating. Most fall mornings I wake up to find my boots at the end of the bed hopping around saying “Let’s go…LET’S GO!” It’s not like spring, although breathtaking...

Navigate like a toddler

Go find a toddler. It’s great if you can find one who has just learned to walk. Now just watch. You’ll see determination, focus, confidence, surprise, wonder and fearlessness. If they fall, they get back up, or try to get right back up, like nothing...

Life is wiggly

“Life is wiggly” (Alan Watts). Here is what you want in your tool bag to stay within the lines: mindfulness, emotional intelligence, resilience, gratitude, love, self-compassion, openness, confidence, determination, grit, helpfulness, generosity, courage,...

Family emotions

Isn’t family the best? It just makes you feel so secure. I’ve been thinking about family a lot… sometimes it’s hard to define and the edges are a little scraggely. If you think about it from the beginning, it can be exhausting and if you think...