Gabi: when you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are. ~ Ram Dass

 Harmony: I have been in denial that I have health issues; not adjusting my lifestyle for my health. Self-care for me is stepping up to the extra effort needed to plan my meals, take my medications, and keep tabs on my numbers.


  1. You can do it, my friend! The most difficult part is to realize it, then you just keep going. ((hugs))!

    1. Thank you Gabi!

      I love the passage you quoted, it is a perfect match to your photo.