Cinco de Mayo with Heart

May2016CalendarOleToday I’m celebrating this holiday few know why we celebrate. When I checked online, I learned it acknowledges the 1862 Mexican Army victory over occupying French military forces—a turning point for the Mexican people. Cinco de Mayo celebrates human liberation—freedom.

Today I’m also celebrating spring, sunshine, and good health—wonderful gifts to acknowledge in life. It can be easy to take them for granted. Living in gratitude as much as possible focuses me on being in the beautiful moment, smiling inside and out, and living in kindness. Continue reading

Where Are You?

WhereAreYouSusanHeartI’m sure you noticed, I haven’t posted a blog article for several weeks. It’s been raining and pouring work and other responsibilities, so I haven’t written and posted here. That’s unfortunate. I’ve missed my special time of exploring the world of heart.

Instead, I’ve been doing my best to take care of my beating heart, my heart-filled caring relationships, and my spiritual heart and soul. Continue reading

Hydration and the Heart

HeartDrinkingWaterStaying hydrated is essential. I discovered that firsthand at a choir event after drinking nothing that morning. Unfortunately, I had no sense of thirst, so I passed on my usual breakfast cup or two of tea or large glass of flavored water. Instead, I ate yogurt, fruit, and a muffin.

While driving to the meeting, I felt odd—weakness and dizziness came over me. Continue reading

Worm Hearts

WormHeartsLabeledThe other day, I went outside for a power walk right after a drenching rainstorm. It felt great to get out of the house, even though the air was thick with moisture and warmth—and it smelled of worms.

As I quickly walked down the driveway, I saw a few worms crawling along the cement. It was easy to avoid stepping on them as I forged ahead. But as I headed into the street, it was crawling with worms. Hundreds of them up and down the street. Continue reading