Following the Path of the Dinosaurs: A Childhood Saved from Extinction

Hi There,Thanks for letting me share a few of my blog posts with the community.  I'm excited to share news about the book I have been writing...it has moved from my blog and into print on Amazon in paperback, with e-book coming next week. I hope you'll check it out http://www.amazon.com/Following-Path-Dinosaurs-Childhood-Extinction/dp/1512243795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432920938&sr=8-1&keywords=mary+ralles Or you can catch up on my #oldschooljournaling at www.followdinopath.com  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME... DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BEING TOSSED AROUND EMOTIONALLY?  LIKE A EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER?   DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GOING THRU TORNADOS,? HURRICANES? WINDS? RAINSTORMS? THUNDERSTORMS? AS A RESULT ARE YOU FEELING SADNESS? DESPAIR? ANGUISH? OR LOSS? STOP FOR A MOMENT AND LOOK AROUND AND CONCENTRATE ON HEARING AND SEEING THE WORLD AROUND YOU.  ARE YOU FINALLY SEEING SMALL GLIMPSES  OF HOPE? ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME..

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME... ARE YOU WALKING INTO ANOTHER DOORWAY, A NEW DIMENSION TO THE INNER YOU? AS YOU LOOK AT YOURSELF, DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOU? IF YOU DO LOOK AT YOUR INNER SELF AND IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE YOU, THEN WHO AND WHAT IS IT? ASK THE QUESTION IF THIS IS THE DOORWAY TO WHAT AND WHOM, AND IS IT ME? WILL I HAVE THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO OPEN AND GO THRU THIS DOORWAY TO LEARN ABOUT THE MANY WONDERFUL AND AMAZING THINGS ABOUT MY INNER SELF? ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME

WATCHING TOO MUCH OF THE NEWS? FINDING YOURSELVES DEPRESSED AND WONDERING WHY YOU ARE ON THIS PLANET?  THEN STOP WATCHING SO MUCH NEWS... YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT SIT AND WATCH THE NEW FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, FOR IT WILL SET THE TONE TO YOUR AWARENESS FOR  THE REST OF THE DAY. WHY NOT TRY TO LIMIT YOUR NEWS WATCHING TO WEATHER WATCHING THAT INSTEAD? . OK, JUST KIDDING..... ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME... SO LAURIE YOU ARE TURNING 60 YEARS OLD

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME. SHOWER THE PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW AND LOVE WITH WORDS OF HOW MUCH YOU REALLY LOVE THEM. IN THOSE INSTANCE DONOT GO WITH YOUR FOOLISH PRIDE AND AS A RESULT FIND YOURSELVES ALONE. SHOWER YOUR LOVE TO EVERYONE CLOSE TO YOU.. LOVE IS GOD..... LOVE IS THE MOST ABUNDANT AWARENESS IN THE UNIVERSE. ONLY HUMANS EXPERIENCE IT WITH WHAT IS CALLED EMOTION. THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE DEFINES IT AS DIVINE LOVE. LOVE TO YOUR UTMOST INTENSITY. ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT GOD....

I WANT TO FIRST SAY THAT I AM NOT A RELIGIOUS FANATIC. BUT I DO HAVE THE GOD CONECTION FOR THIS NEW YEAR, I WANT TO DEFINE THE GOD CONSCIOUSNESS TO YOU ALL..... THE GREAT I AM, THE ALL KNOWING, ALL SEEING, ALL ACTING, ALL WISE, ALL LOVING,AND ETERNAL , PRINCIPAL, MIND, SPIRIT, SOUL, LIFE, TRUTH AND LOVE..... ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

FEAR IS FOOLISHNESS. FEAR, WHEN IT IS ACUTE, CAN EASILY TURN INTO HATE AND MALICE. IT IS ALWAYS FEAR THAT MAKES MEN AND NATIONS FIGHT WITH ONE ANOTHER.  FEAR IS THE PRIMAL CAUSE OF EVIL. THERE IS NO EVIL IN THIS WORLD THAT DOESNOT SPRING UP FROM FEAR. THERE IS NOTHING TO LIMITATION, BUT FEAR. OUR MORTAL MINDS ARE FEAR. FEAR ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. OUR MINDS EVEN FEAR OUR OWN IMAGES AND BELIEFS , WHICH ARE ALWAYS FALSE. THEY JUST DONOT EXIST. ...more

Children run after the simplest of things with the seriousness of the world

As with children their intensity reminds us what life is about ...great postmore

Pumpkin Pie

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and the leaves softly landing, this time of year brings to mind one of my many favorite treats:  pumpkin pie!  In fact, I have already enjoyed a home made delicious slice of the orange fruit (or is it a veggie?) while visiting my cousin Tammy just the other day.  As I gaze out my kitchen window at the W. Va. fall foilage, crystal blue sky, and puffy clouds passing, Thanksgiving 2001 was my induction into the Hott's "permission to eat pumpkin pie"!...more

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Let’s talk about happiness for a minute.You find what makes you happy, and you do that. Over and over again, adding new things to the list as they bring you joy.Simple, right? Not always....more