No problems tug at

my mind, no worries trouble

my heart, but I know,

given half a chance, my mind

will begin stirring stuff up.



Knowing where that thought

will take me, I pause, breathe, and

carefully dismount.



Taming Of The Wild

Black-eyed Susans


Bachelor Buttons

Queen Anne’s Lace

Each year their untamed beauty

tames my wild heart.



From Mess to Management

When we land ourselves

in a great big mess, what if

we grab the chance to

   learn the skill of the artful

reframe? We could come

to see great big messes as

 on-the-job training

in that much sought after strength –

anxiety management.





Even as clouds start

to darken, sun-struck trees shine

with the shimmer of 

promise. When the storm has passed

they’ll embrace sun’s light again.



Pushing Up Daisies?

How to still the mind

when it’s convinced this mountain

must be climbed or this

problem pondered lest it be

seen as pushing up daisies?



Bird Wise

Before and after

sudden summer storms they sing,

showering us with

melody, showing us how

to cope with shifting weather.