Mountain Meditation

Mountain Meditation
June 24, 2018

Follow your bliss

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Living life’s passions brings such joy. Sharing them is even better. It deepens relationships and expands our hearts. My husband Duane has a passion for trains, which helps compensate for a childhood lack, but some passions are passed down for…

Mountain Meditation
June 8, 2018

On bears and quests

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Those of you who grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont or other wilderness areas may take certain things for granted, but when I found bear poop just outside our bedroom window, I was excited and beside myself. As a Jersey…

Mountain Meditation
May 30, 2018

Springtime decluttering and the tapping solution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Perched on the deck this shimmering hour, hummingbirds hum and songbirds sing. Pico and Killington peek through the trees as sunlight illuminates chartreuse spring leaves.

The peace on the deck contrasts sharply with the chaos I’ve created inside. A decluttering tornado…

Mountain Meditation
May 26, 2018

The power of going within

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Sometimes we just need to click “pause” to escape from the craziness of everyday life. Full schedules, obligations, media, and events cause many to live in constant distraction. But when we take a few minutes within, our inner nature reveals itself. Pushing…

Mountain Meditation
May 16, 2018

Silence, please!

By Marguerite Jill dye

One of our greatest modern day challenges is finding ways to escape chaos and noise.

The Finnish Tourist Board released “Silence, Please,” under a series of wilderness photos, each with a solitary figure. “With noise pollution the world round, finding silence…

Mountain Meditation
May 10, 2018

Mothers on the move

By Marguerite Jill Dye

After a big family Mother’s Day Dinner, Mom started to scrub lots of Corning. Said the children, “It’s your day. You shouldn’t wash dishes! Just rinse, and do them in the morning.” From “A Smile, a…

Mountain Meditation
May 3, 2018

Let’s go for a walk!

A little poem I wrote in my 20s still holds true today: A Walk, Just a Walk A walk, just a walk, without destination, not hampered by unhappiness, or pressured by time. A walk, just a walk, that exercised thought, shared a smile,…

Mountain Meditation
April 26, 2018

Kids need Vitamin N

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Climbing a tree is a path to self-discovery. Building a woodland fort is an exercise in creativity. Stepping across a babbling brook develops confidence and brings joy. Our most treasured childhood memories are often from outdoor adventures. While 71 percent of…