Impermanence

Impermanence

Spring arrived in April this year.  Virginia’s spring is usually a bit earlier than the spring of PA and NJ where I spent much of my life.  I relish and welcome the spring flowers as they brighten the transition from cold to warm days.  The sunny smiling daffodils, the billowing white and pink weeping cherry trees and the soon to bloom brightly colored tulips all bring a smile to my face.  Their visit is all too brief.  Ralph Waldo Emerson…

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Chasing the Blues Away

I recently read an article by Bonnie L. Grant entitled “Antidepressant Microbes in Soil:  How dirt makes you happy”.  My mind was instantly flooded with my own gardening memories. My first garden was an act of love taught to me by my Dad.  He missed his bounty from the family farm he knew as a boy in Lancaster County, PA.  So he tilled a plot of land at my grandmother’s  in Springfield, PA.   We soon had a wonderful bounty of…

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Living The Lavender Life

Living the Lavender Life

As mentioned in previous posts, my obsession with lavender stems from my father’s influence when he asked me to use the word to calm him from worrying about places where I ended up as a result of my global business travel.  The word caught on and it became a word that all family members began to use if needless worrying was filling our behavior or thoughts. As I recommitted to studying yoga and after completing a phenomenal 200 hour  Integrative…

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Lavender Om Wellness

Lavender Om Wellness

My parents, Mary and Harry Le Fever, have probably been the two most influential people on my life's journey.  It was my Mom who first suggested I take yoga as a teen to relieve some mild test anxiety that plagued me in high school.  She is also the person who recommended a retreat at Kripalu in Lennox, Ma and Sumneytown, PA - when I first experienced job stress as I was trying to build my business career.  In my 30s…

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