Recent Posts by Elke Macartney

Peeking out from the thorns

Yesterday, on Independence day, I was not in a mood to celebrate. This is unusual for me, as I believe that what we put our attention to gets created and sustained. Therefore, for the most part, I take part in celebration of and in dancing with joy for the freedoms I possess, because I want…
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Spirit Stick

On a recent walk in the forest, I did a life review of sorts, looking at the trajectory from last year’s summer to this summer. While I felt blessed that my right arm was in a great state of health, I recalled how last year was not so good: A random fall severely fractured my…
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Noticing…

Besides good exercise and fresh air, there is a reason I love to walk almost everyday: No matter how fast or slow I walk, I notice things I wouldn't otherwise notice. The above stone heart for instance... See it? I didn't at first, but husband Jim and I paused in an important conversation on a…
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Low Tide

Today, as I approached my office, I saw that the tide was very low. It had been a morning of busy thoughts and doings—I had not given myself the chance to have my usual morning moments of solitude and getting my head together. And I had arrived early to work to “get things done.” There…
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