Life in Alaska #advent

Molokai Sunrise

Southcentral Alaska–A four-day weekend of #thanksgiving hibernation in a winter white landscape of powder is long awaited bliss, sparked with learning to use a car battery recharger, and this afternoon, the gift of numb fingers choosing zipstrips to creatively fix and inflate a flat tubeless tire for the yellow wheelbarrow …

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Risking Connections

kasilof-river-lupin-alaska-by-pegge-erkeneff

I’d been living too fast, again. Busyness threatened my health and well-being. Putting my home up for sale, a demanding work life in communications and public affairs for a school district with unpredictable events requiring immediate reaction, and too many volunteer commitments were desensitizing and destabilizing my foundation. Increased global …

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Time: A worthy investment

Livi and Willow Pegge Erkeneff

An unexpected mathematical calculation resulted in a reflection about the number 2,080, which initiated a chain of contrasts and connections—an inquiry which caused an inner awakening, new realizations, and footprints into my future. I’d been editing that night, wordsmithing, when a text arrived from a soon-to-be college graduate who was …

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Be Still: Break a Pattern, Awaken Your Heart

Molokai sunflower pegge

“Doing nothing is sometimes doing something,” wrote Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. “To meditate is not to run away from life but to take the time to look deeply into ourselves or into a situation. Meditation is an opportunity to take care of our body or mind. That is …

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