Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

Edinburgh Day 4: Scaling the Heights – The Value of a Support Group

November 5th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano, right in Edinburgh, and is part of Holyrood Park. In preparation for my trip to Edinburgh I joined some Meetups (as mentioned in an earlier post –, and one of these was a Walking and Socialising (British spelling on Socialising) group. I have always loved to walk for exercise,…

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Slow Down! Adults at Play!

October 3rd, 2012 by Laura Longley

We hear all the time these adages like “stop and smell the roses” and “be in the present moment.” And it’s true that we need to slow down and just be in order to experience happiness. The other day, I got a powerful insight into how, as much as I believe in the value of…

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Eagles, Part II – The Battle Between Ego and Higher Self

June 7th, 2012 by Laura Longley

On the second day of my Olympic Peninsula adventure, I decided to go to Cape Flattery. Cape Flattery is the most northwest point of the continental United States. I’d been to Key West which is the most southern point, so it seemed kind of fun to go to the most northwest point. Not to mention…

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Trees Need Both Sunshine and Rain – and So Do I

May 21st, 2012 by Laura Longley

As I was walking in the rain this morning, I felt thankful that the rain had returned to nurture the trees and plants after more than a week of sunshine. It occurred to me that as humans, we need both sunshine and rain in our lives, too. Many of us prefer the sunny times. When…

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What Mt. Rainier Taught Me About My Own Beauty and Value

March 17th, 2012 by Laura Longley

This was written at the end of December, 2011. Over the past 10 days or so I have been struggling with a lot of fears about my value, worth and acceptance by others.  I recently scheduled an 8-week workshop – my first – and it has triggered all my old stuff about nobody coming to…

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