Sunday, January 30, 2011

thesis research

Volunteers Needed!
Graduate Student Thesis Research Project
Be a part of groundbreaking research…

“Connection to Nature and Reduction of Isolation in Pain Patients”

Saturday, February 19, 2011
This workshop includes outdoor awareness exercises, short walks, sitting and some writing.                                       A follow-up questionnaire will be given as well. 
We will meet at the clinic at 9:30, meet shortly in the conference room, and then go to
Traylor Ranch, Penryn.  Meeting will conclude there.  Lunch included!

Please contact to reserve your place to participate!
Annette Udall

Thursday, January 27, 2011

blog following...

i've been thinking about the random few who end up reading the nonsense i actually get around to posting here.  i should say its more of a weigh station in Winnemucca more than some place, like say, Elko which could be argued is a destination of sorts.  have you ever seen the ruby mountains?  or the hunters museum with stuffed heads of every animal in the world?  seriously creepy.  but i digress.  what i mean to say is thanks for caring...or caring enough to raise your pinky to click on a button.  i know thats alot.  i mean its hurting me just to type this while the sun is shining and i should be laying out on my trampoline.  there is really important work to be done, just not by me right now.  and i finally found the stats button which points out those of you who do a big shout out to south korea, because apparently i'm quite popular there.  huzzah! lots of love to the rest  of you as well....<3

Sunday, January 23, 2011

the sounds of silence

went on a silent hike with a group of strangers at Rodeo Beach, Sausilito.  Was a very interesting and stunning experience.  I'm looking forward to incorporating a bit of what I experienced into my own practice and hiking.  I'm so blessed to have these many unique opportunities with cool and diverse people.

Friday, January 21, 2011

signs of life...

beautiful, colorful finches at the feeder on my deck! Almost feels like spring today...just waiting for the daffodils to pop their gorgeous yellow heads up.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

when the end comes...

We never want to think about the end of our lives.  I often contemplate what/when/where it will happen for me.  And I'm not a morbid person.  In fact, I have often thought that I am someone who loves life sooo much that I would be happy living forever!  But since that isn't realistic, its good to be prepared.  I often come across a song, or an image that I feel encapsulates who I am, who I want to be, and what I want people to think about me when I'm gone.  I think it helps motivate me right now, to be that person.  I think it freaks other people out, but it only spurs me to live in the moment, enjoy every minute and feel it all.  I want to drink all of life in.  So when I'm done, people will know that I've loved and been loved.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

so happy!

It really doesn't matter the season, I just love my family!  This winter wonderland scene (with ginormous flakes in front ) makes me happy.  We are all smiles...and there is no one poking us with a hot stick to do so.  We just love each other; with our faults, quirks, farts and all. As I move into this new year, my number one resolution is to just love.  Love each moment, because they so quickly pass.  Love that Kate takes longer in the bathroom than the 3 of us combined.  Love that Maddy gets herself up for seminary at 5am, she is just that good.  Love that Brook works hard for us, and supports me in a way few other husband would ever do. I just want to love them better, and that is that.  Oh, and get my Masters and a teaching job.  Those two things wouldn't hurt either! <3

Friday, January 7, 2011

The gift of time

This in-between time ... between New Years and school starting ... is delicious. Having time to breathe deep and enjoy moments of quiet and cuddling, and movies and eating and talking and playing. I have loved it! Turns out my job doesn't start until the beginning of February so yay! I get some time to take care of neglected household duties and pamper my loves. Maddy and Kate start school next week and so I will have even more time work on my Master's research and start writing. I'm optimistic that this year will be full of new experiences and opportunities!