Love yourSelf ~ a poem by Lori Wise

Love yourSelf

Love yourSelf,
because when you love yourSelf
you are loving Me.

Love yourSelf,
because when you love yourSelf
you are able to love others.
When you love others,
you are loving Me. Continue reading


That Wise Mirror Quote



I heart quotes.  After collecting them for many years I have amassed a collection that serves me quite well.  I share them via Facebook, twitter and here on my blog.  Sometimes I even share them in my yoga classes.

Quotes are succinct signposts reminding of where to keep my attention. It’s so easy to get distracted by the drama of Life, and quotes help me stay centered and focused.

One way I strategically make use of these guideposts is by writing a quote that strongly resonates with me on the bathroom mirror using a dry-erase marker. The quote will usually be the first words I read upon arising in the morning, which plants the positive seeds of affirmation into my mind and heart at the start of the day. Continue reading

The WingMakers | A Poem


The WingMakers

I am destined to sit on the riverbank
awaiting words from the naked trees
and brittle flowers that have lost their nectar.
A thousand unblinking eyes
stare out across the water
from the other side.
Their mute voices seek rewards of another kind.
Their demure smiles leave me hollow. Continue reading

West Coast Weekend: Santa Cruz + Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

~John Muir

This weekend I was able to spend some valuable time at the Pacific Coast.  On Friday, my boyfriend and I took his recently re-furbished 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains on Hwy 17 to Santa Cruz.  I am convinced the air in those mountains is Magic Air.

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