I have come to appreciate the value of margins. This happened during a season when my husband took too a tumble from a ladder while trimming a tree. Yes, there was a running chainsaw involved. We are thankful the only damage from the incident was a broken left heel bone. Nonetheless, crutches in a three-story […]
How To Compose And Update A Life Plan
“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley Compose And Update A Life Plan In 2016 I embarked on composing a Life Plan. I wrote about the process in a series of posts at that time. I followed the concepts in: Living Forward, A Proven Plan to Stop […]
The Adventure And Risk of Transitions
Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want. – Kristin Armstrong We just had the first hard freeze of the season. Although summer ended and autumn officially began September 21, […]
Goals: Write Them Down And Gain A Powerful Advantage. It Works!
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho Each year since the early 1980s I have set goals. I always had goals, lists, “to-dos” in my head, but written goals came later. When I first started, it was primarily in the context of my job/career. In fact, […]
Leftovers – The Loaves and Fishes of Life
Using leftovers. I enjoy re-doing and re-making things. I always have. Taking what I have on hand and making something useful again: Whatever I might have in the pantry or frig becomes a one-time kind of meal. Pieces of cloth become a comforter, pillow or something for the wall. Scraps of wood become art, wooden […]
What To Do When Disaster Strikes – Fly the Plane!
”May you live every day of your life. “ Jonathan Swift “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Jesus, in Matthew 6:24 This BLOG posted the first time on the last day of 2016. I am re-posting as prayers go forth for those in the […]
The Stonebridge Journey – What’s in it for You?
I state on my home page what this BLOG, The Stonebridge, is about: ” This website and personal BLOG contain ideas, thoughts, inspiration, experiences and stories I have collected along the path of my life. These have become the stones and pebbles on which I walk daily, my STONEBRIDGE. We all have one. It is unique. It is special. There […]
Circles and Intersections – Part III
Circles. In order to share this circle, I need to provide a bit of my family’s German history. Specifically my maternal grandfather’s. It all centers around a small village in the northern District of Lippe Germany: Varenholtz. When we visited Varenholtz in 1998, we found a landmark never mentioned in any of the oral (where most […]
Circles and Intersections And Authentic Connection
Every doorway, every intersection has a story. Katherine Dunn While attending a monthly meeting of my local chapter of Women in Aviation, I was introduced to a gentleman who works for Flight Safety international. I recognized his name and asked him if he was related to a certain person with whom I had attended high […]