I am a little bit intimidated at the thought of posting after 2 weeks of Cyber silence. (Though  I highly recommend leaving your laptop behind whenever you can.)  So here’s some sweet quotes so that those of you who visit don’t start to think this has just become another bloggers graveyard.

A quote by Mary Oliver (my tagline namesake):

‘So this is how you swim inward.  So this is how you flow outwards.  So this is how you pray.’


A picture from a very beautiful place where I reenergized, reflected and practiced my French last week :). Who wants to see more pictures?  I took a lot ….

And a polar opposite motivational quote that I think comes from west point:

‘Risk more than others think is safe.  Care more than others think is wise.  Dream more than others think is practical.  Expect more than others think is possible.’ – Cadet Maxim

What are your favorite ways to reflect on life and motivate yourself to actually live up to and function at potential?  (And by potential, I mean any or all realms … emotional, physical, spiritual, academic …)