Life Lessons From Nature

  • Do You See Me? Do You See Me?

    Do You See Me?

Do You See Me?

yellow-flowerDo You See Me?

This is a close up of a flower amongst hundreds of others.

It stood out. I guess it just wanted to be seen.

Lesson: Never discount yourself. 

  • Even the Most Fortunate Experience Difficult Times Even the Most Fortunate Experience Difficult Times

    Even the Most Fortunate Experience Difficult Times

Even the Most Fortunate Experience Difficult Times

I find it interesting that the plentitude of Lupins varies each year.

Lupins

Some years like this past summer, Lupins were everywhere. But other years they are not to be seen.

Plentitude can come and go in our lives. It can be frustrating when what we are hoping for doesn’t’ manifest.

Don’t give up.

 

Lesson:  Even the […]

  • Sometimes the Least Resistance is Best Sometimes the Least Resistance is Best

    Sometimes the Least Resistance is Best

Sometimes the Least Resistance is Best

This is an older oak tree that has battled many years of wind.

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As you can see it is still strong and thriving. It has learned how to work with the wind and not resist.

There are times in life when going with the flow is easier than resisting what you are facing. […]

  • The Fighting Spirit The Fighting Spirit

    The Fighting Spirit

The Fighting Spirit

These are wild yellow “highway” daises that replant themselves effortlessly like dandelions.

yellowflowers

Some people see them as a weed, others a flower.

Enjoy this poem by my grandfather Philip J. Webster.

THE FIGHTING SPIRIT

Out into the yard she goes,

Armed with pick-ax, […]

  • Be Yourself and Believe in Yourself Be Yourself and Believe in Yourself

    Be Yourself and Believe in Yourself

Be Yourself and Believe in Yourself

This is a photo of the Carmel River at nightfall.

River with Shadows

The reflections show the path of the river amongst the trees. So many times my clients have asked, “What path should I take?”  “What do I do?”  My answer is always to help each person to become their best self.

This river […]

  • The Impact we Have on the Lives of Others The Impact we Have on the Lives of Others

    The Impact we Have on the Lives of Others

The Impact we Have on the Lives of Others

It has been raining for many days and the Carmel River is rushing with water.

Carmel River - Garland ParkSome of the local roads are closed due to flooding.  While this river is moving with quick speed, I hear a lot of people saying, “Things aren’t moving fast […]

  • Praise Yourself for Breaking Old Habits Praise Yourself for Breaking Old Habits

    Praise Yourself for Breaking Old Habits

Praise Yourself for Breaking Old Habits

This trail leads to a loop that takes you past tall eucalyptus trees, oaks, and bay bushes.  It’s called Cooper’s Loop.

Trail_Garland Park

This trail loop is flat and therefore it attracts a lot of joggers. The center of the loop is grass and low bushes, making the views of the trees and […]

  • We get wiser through learning from our mistakes We get wiser through learning from our mistakes

    We get wiser through learning from our mistakes

We get wiser through learning from our mistakes

As you can see, this is a brilliant display of red poison oak leaves.

Poison Oak

Winter will come soon and the leaves will fall away leaving thin stalks that look harmless. I learned this lesson a few years back. The path that cuts through this natural growth of poison oak is steep. […]

  • It Takes Two to Make a Meaningful Conversation It Takes Two to Make a Meaningful Conversation

    It Takes Two to Make a Meaningful Conversation

It Takes Two to Make a Meaningful Conversation

This tree is getting ready to bloom.

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Soon it will be full of foliage, leaves rich with greenery and luscious aromas. It communicates just being. But some people don’t notice this tree and walk by. Sometimes I meet people in Garland Park and daily life, who talk on and on about themselves.  […]

  • Follow Your Passion, Intuition, Talent and Instincts Follow Your Passion, Intuition, Talent and Instincts

    Follow Your Passion, Intuition, Talent and Instincts

Follow Your Passion, Intuition, Talent and Instincts

This is a blooming Buckeye tree that has planted itself and made it to the next season.

100_3290There are often hundreds of Buckeye seeds that fall onto the ground but only a few turn into trees / bushes. Many Buckeye seeds are eaten by nature’s inhabitants before they can root, so this […]