Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!                   Trying to Get it Right Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve I heard you the first time and tried to get it right But my memory and my will Got into a […]

Start Your Day with Awesome Sauce

Good Morning! Here is quick morning practice to do before you even get out of bed that can add that extra awesome sauce to your day! As soon as you wake up say “Good Morning” out-loud with a smile on your face. Next, say out-loud, three things you are thankful for; e.g. Thank you for a safe […]

Good Energy Verses Bad Energy

Which Wolf Are You Feeding? Many of us have heard the native American parable of the good and bad wolf within, and how we all have both wolves within and the one we feed is the one that wins. We can look at energy or vibrations in the same context. There are good vibrations and […]

Pacific Grove on the Pacific Coast

Point Pinos Lighthouse Lunch at Victorian Corner Restaurant  We arrived around 11:30 a.m. and were seated fairly quickly. The decor was quaint and cheery. We were given two menus- breakfast and lunch. The picture shows the lunch menu. I felt a bit overwhelmed with all the choices. The waitresses were in street clothes; our server wore all […]

A Magical Mushroom Path

Beginning from a very beautiful and magnificent mulberry tree, there grows a distinct path of mushrooms straight across our front yard and seemingly headed into the sunset… “Straight lines do not exist in nature, and have thus been considered supernatural. While nature is full of curves and bends, the straight is Otherworldly, associated with gods, […]

Caterpillar and the Butterfly

Perhaps its time to cocoon. The caterpillar slowly and laboriously rummages on the earth munching away at the green foliage, leaving its mark of destruction wherever  goes. Then one day it just stops eating and instead it anchors itself onto the foliage, builds a shell around itself and disappears. Inside the cocoon, all of what it once […]

Sunday’s Simple Pleasures

I love lazy Sunday mornings, nothing pressing, just hangin’ out in my PJ’s, soaking in life’s simple pleasures . . . The warmth of a smooth mug of coffee The flickering flame of a sweet scented candle The crackling of a fire in the hearth The comfort of house that holds your family The stillness outside […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” “The development of a really good marriage is not a natural process. It’s an achievement!” “Love seems swiftest, but its the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until […]

Inconspicuous Blessings

Quiet moments . . .   Evening hues . . .   Moonlit nights . . .   Un-retouched Photographs by Elizabeth Van Cleve