Charlson Meadows Blog

At Ease

August 6, 2020

Restorative Ease and Silence How wonderful it is to do nothing and rest afterward. Spanish Proverb Ease and silence are rare skills in our fast-paced world. It takes will power and practice to overcome the sea of information confronting us and the task doing that populates our days.  Do you practice doing nothing, resting, and cultivating…

What is Forest Bathing?

June 28, 2019

Forest Bathing, also called Forest Therapy, offers specific techniques for you to experience nature’s healing power. Do you find yourself wanting to slow down, reduce your stress and anxiety, or re-connect with your sense of life purpose? Time in nature provides an answer. Charlson Meadows encourages you to explore this answer. Forest Bathing is a…

Hospitality Inside and Out!

September 17, 2020

As you have come to expect from Charlson Meadows, we love to show gracious hospitality.  This can be seen in our gardens too. With a goal to coexist with the creatures who make their home here, we’ve welcomed bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, mice, deer, and a hungry woodchuck that enjoyed a large bite of each and every beet!  Renee, our Resident Caretaker, brought…

Look Up

July 16, 2020

View from Sky Vista, the highest point at Charlson Meadows Look up!A walk has the power to change your perspective. It is a simple pleasure more cherished than it was last spring. The view will be varied as we step onto a paved city block, suburban trail, or gravel path, but the shift in scenery is…

Ready, Set, Reset

July 16, 2020

Meadow, our gratitude statue, welcomes all of our guests.Boost your immune system with sunshine, fresh air, and gratitude today! How are you doing? Today is a good day to check in with yourself. We are well into this season of quarantine.  Both essential service providers, and those whose calendars emptied, have walked this new territory for weeks, though…

A Whole New World

July 16, 2020

A Whole New WorldThis is uncharted territory. All of us are facing a new reality. How COVID-19 will go down in our collective memory is a wild unknown. “Social distancing” and “sheltering in place” are new words in our vocabulary.  As the weeks pass we will have a greater sense of what this will mean.…

Making Space for Rest

July 16, 2020

February is already here!If January has come and gone and your New Years’ resolutions dropped off your to-do list, you have a fresh opportunity to start again!  Your calendar has more empty spaces today than it will the rest of the year. Consider taking some time to add self-care to your calendar to set you…

Season of Gratitude

July 16, 2020

Season of Gratitude – Board President, Nancy S Nelson Our first complete year of sharing the Nancy Nelson Lake House with our community is coming to a close. We are proud to be serving a wonderful collection of nonprofits and organizations that impact our communities daily. As we connect with these groups we get an inside…

A Day for the Heart

July 16, 2020

“…Really care for who you are. Be committed to loving yourself. Take care of your heart and soul.”  Louise Hay, Author By Sharon Franquemont and Nicole Rasmussen Do you take care of both your physical and energetic heart—the energetic heart that leaps with joy or closes with sorrow.? Caretaking both your physical and emotional heart experiences are…

Living Intuition

July 16, 2020

One’s deep intuition is an infallible guide to purpose and accomplishment.                                                           Willis Harman, SRI Scientist; President, INS Living Intuition:  What is intuition and why develop mine?  …