Captain Mindfulness – the next superhero?

2 years ago Rosie 0
The word “mindfulness” can be found in every form of media – but do we really know its true meaning? I have always understood the word to mean “the act of being present and aware.” Others explain mindfulness as a sort of omnipotence, an ability to step away form your body and observe its reactions to Read More

Trust the Universe: A view from the hill

2 years ago Rosie 0
Sometimes, quotes or sayings can help us redirect our thinking, or pull us out of a mind rut. And sometimes, a mixed-up quote is even better. The other day I went to a local drugstore to pick up a few things. The drugstore recently changed its reward card program, mistyping my email address into the Read More

I found Buddha at the landfill

3 years ago Rosie 0
  Trash Day and Buddha I took my trash to the landfill drop-off point near my home this morning – a regular Saturday morning chore for me. I like the guys at the drop-off point. They are in their mid-20s, polite and ambitious in their work. We have brief conversations until the next vehicle rolls Read More

A house of my own

3 years ago Rosie 0
“No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property. “ ~Charles Dudley Warner.   Update: I am selling a Read More

Looking inside the boxes

7 years ago Rosie 4
Winter is finally loosening its grip on Vermont. My yard is still packed high with snow, now grubby and worn. But the sun is out and promises that soon green will begin to peek out from the bare spots. Unboxing I made a move to my very own home a few weeks ago with the Read More

Spaces Between Sounds

7 years ago Rosie 0
I have allowed a long silence to live between posts. January is a time for rejuvenation – a month of newness, and clearing of clutter. I’m sure many of you have found yourselves attacking cluttered spaces, those piles of papers, catalogs or other nuisance flutterings with zeal; organizing them (or at least corralling them), labeling Read More

Find your childlike spirit – dream your reality!

7 years ago Rosie 1
Last night’s soup swap was a great success. I marveled at the way the same basic ingredients could be presented in such unique ways. Fall and winter vegetables teamed up with lentils and beans in many dishes, but each had its own flavor and texture. A “golden” ladle was given to the soup voted as Read More

Snow Mountains and Soup Swaps

7 years ago Rosie 1
Snow Snow has arrived in Central Vermont! I spent Sunday with my two friends, Otis and Ben, and we enjoyed the snow together. We tried out the hill at their country home – fabulous! Otis, who is 6 years old, discovered that if we all piled into the wood sled together, the trip down the Read More

Hide Away Moon – See the Light of the Stars!

7 years ago Rosie 1
The sky is darkened on the night of New Moon, and on a clear night one can see more stars than usual. So I want to tell you about a man who is so passionate about the stars he felt compelled to share them with others. Read More

Not always the end – it’s a beginning!

7 years ago Rosie 3
After an absence of many months, I am finally back to the blog! I have missed you. I have had several messages asking when Trust The Universe will return – so what better time than the day of Thanksgiving, to share my gratitude? Nothing stays the same, and the last months have been full of Read More

Over and Out – For Now

7 years ago Rosie 4
Many of you know that the Universe has given me a few challenges lately – a smooth road never makes a good driver, right? And right now, I need to focus my attention on day-to-day tasks as well as one more challenge that needs to be attended to – a divorce. I’m out but not Read More

Nirvana on Tour

8 years ago Rosie 2
Last week, I sent Nirvana (the wig) off in the mail to her new owner, Kathie Kelling. Nirvana arrived at her new Phoenix digs while Kathie was enjoying some time with three of her daughters. I received this message from Kathie: “Today, 3 of my daughters took me to lunch for my birthday, which is Read More

A Little Salad with our Trading

8 years ago Rosie 1
Ron Doyle of RonDoyleWrites and has offered a fun package to trade on the Trading Up for Ireland page! Go check out number 9 – in return, Ron’s girls will be wearing the Belgian lace butterflies on their dresses! Thanks, Ron for kicking the trading page back in gear! Read More

Glove is All You Need

8 years ago Rosie 1
Love and a glove. The last few weeks have been filled with truck repair and inspection, settling into a new – although temporary – place, and looking for work in Montpelier. I have also worked to meet people and become a part of the community. Recently I met a city official, who told me about Read More

Fully Monty

8 years ago Rosie 1
I have landed – if you have noticed my absence from blogging at Trust the Universe, I had good reason. Over the last few weeks I have been busy packing and storing, managing final bill payments, cleaning my old place for the new tenants and preparing for my move to Montpelier. Even a temporary move Read More

Soup for You! Next!

8 years ago Rosie 9
This year I am committed to eating seasonally (and local), so fresh salads are out and cabbage and kale are in right now. After a week of cabbage though, I have more than the scent of a woman, so I start throwing other vegetables into a broth to make soup. I am fortunate to share Read More

One Ringy Dingy

8 years ago Rosie 3
Last month, I canceled my phone service to cut costs and to get ready for my winter move to Montpelier. I still had the cell phone, but soon found that I talked more than I thought I did. The monthly minutes quickly ran out and I had to recharge – and spent almost as much Read More

A Magic Carpet Ride, To the Emerald Isle

8 years ago Rosie 8
A few years ago, an innovative guy decided to see if he could trade a giant paper clip for something, well, better. So he advertised on Craigslist, not knowing what he would end up with. Being a huge barter fiend myself, I liked his spunk. Fast forward to this evening. I was reading an e-newsletter Read More

We Tree Kings

8 years ago Rosie 3
It is January 6th – known by many as Three Kings Day, or Twelfth Night. The last official day of Christmas. And it is traditional in some households to say good bye to the tree today. Off come the ornaments to be packed in their sturdy containers (or the ancient, flimsy cardboard boxes, taped at Read More