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Adventures and More Adventures

August 18, 2019
 
    Well . . . WOW! Robert and I are actually getting married! The date is set: October 12, 2019. The place: Bear Creek Nature Center, is reserved. Invitations to family members are out . . . AND THEY’RE ALL COMING!
      A friend, Jesse, is preparing a meal for us. Another friend, Kim, is doing flowers. I went shopping with another friend, Sofia, and bought a wedding dress (very simple-not white), and it’s all happening.
     Two cabins are reserved in Green Mountain Falls to house the family. We even have a great BnB reserved in Estes Park for a honeymoon after we’ve played with the family for a couple of days.
    We bought the rings! Now, its time to get a MARRIAGE LICENSE!
 
    Sarah, Robert’s Zen teacher, will be officiating, with my dear old friend, Vivian Rice, adding a piece to the ceremony. It’s going to be a small wedding . . . but “DEEP” . . . Something to touch all of our souls.
 
    Oh, it’s getting very exciting! Who ever would have thought two elders like us, would meet, bond, and finally marry?
 
    Last night Robert and I went to the four-year anniversary party at Sunwater Spa, where I work part time. We whirled and danced and played with glow sticks, rattles, and growled and howled at the gorgeous full moon above the balcony. I got to see a side of Robert that I don’t see often. Of course we were the oldest ones there, and he was just as goofy and silly as me! Who is this man I’m marrying?? . . . the highly intelligent professor/College Dean . . . the kind, supportive friend . . . the adventure buddy . . . and, I’m finding out . . . the play loving, goofy guy buddy. The more I accept what’s coming to me . . . the more I love him. Sigh.
 
    So, our California trip . . . it was another WOW!
 
    We started off playing in San Diego with my daughter, Shawna, exploring, tasting great food on a special street in the downtown.
 
 
     Next we flew north to SF/Saratoga Springs for a wonderful, fun, and heart opening wedding for Robert’s son, Paul, and his lovely Taiwan girlfriend, Yahuei. All her family was there . . . many didn’t speak English, so we danced and laughed and did sign language together. Robert was the tall, confident professor, officiating the ceremony and it all ended with Paul and Yahuei running across a wooden bridge in the park while we waved sparklers over them.
 
    The next day we played with Jennie, Robert’s daughter, and her family in Ghirardelli Square, tasting chocolate and I got kissed by Chewbacca on the street.
 


The next day Robert and I took off, in our rent-a-car to Grass Valley, in Northern California, my home town.
We stayed at my cousin, Elaine’s, cabin in the woods and spent many wonderful hours sitting on the porch there, reconnecting with cousins, and my sister, Sharon. Some of these family members I haven’t seen in many years, and forgot how much we learned to love each other in our growing up years. 
 
    And guess what . . . EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY LOVED AND SUPPORTED ROBERT!
 
    So then we were off again . . . heading north in the stunning Redwood National Forest to hug and kiss these incredible, giant “Beings” we call trees. I lived most of my young life in California, and had never seen The Redwoods! I was impressed.
 
 
    From there, we drove all the way down the Pacific coastline, staying, sometimes, at hot springs (like Vichy Hot Springs), to nurture our traveling bodies . . .


 
    Finally arriving at Petaluma, Calif. to meet my spiritual teacher, Baba Ji Gurinder Singh, who had flown in from India.  There were about 5000-6000 people there, and we were so well taken care off . . . fed, housed at Sonoma University, and guided carefully everywhere we needed to be, by about a hundred or so East Indian, Savadars . . . people who have moved to Petaluma because of the large spiritual center there. Robert was quite comfortable with Baba Ji’s talks and said it was all the same teachings as his Zen Buddhist path. And, I got chosen to personally ask Baba Ji a question (at a microphone in front of everyone). I felt deeply touched and “heard” by his answer to me. 
 
     A seal called to us all night long from a rock in this picture.
 
     All right, there’s California!
    An awesome trip and adventure with Robert. We did fine together.
 
                     Whoohoo!
 
     And now I’m back in Colorado . . . back to my three days a week of working with and sharing my long time therapy work with long time friends and clients . . . YOU! I’m so grateful to see you all and to have skills that help people live a richer life. Thank you for caring about me as well.
                                                       With Love and Gratitude,
                                                                             Kathleen

After Ireland

Dear Friends and Family,
   
Julia, 

May 2019
After Ireland
Hello Everyone,
 
      Yes . . . I’m back from Ireland! Everyone asks: “So what was your favorite thing?” I’ve been thinking and feeling about it and have to say: It was the time with my cousin, Elaine. We haven’t played together since we were small children. Now we’re two feisty, independent, Irish women and we got along perfectly! Through adventure, ecstasy, and fear we were there for each other.
       The fear, of course, was learning to drive a stick shift car, seated on the wrong side of the car . . . driving on the wrong side of the road! We took turns driving or navigating and, in doing it together, WE GOT IT DOWN.
     And what was my favorite Irish thing? I’d have to say: THE PEOPLE . . . with their playful, big-hearted spirit. We felt safe and cared about whether we were in a beautiful BnB in the country, or wending our way through the  streets of Dublin on “Hop On Hop Off” buses ,
or in a pub singing and Irish “Jigging” with the excited, happy crowd there, or taking a horse and buggy or bike riding around the Aran Islands, or trying not to look down at the crashing ocean hundreds of feet below us at
Carrick-a-Rede, a rope suspension bridge between islands,
or lying in the thick, green grass on top of Giants Causeway with birds called Gannets flying all around us. Yes, always there were Irish people around checking on us to make sure we were safe and didn’t need anything, and were having a gay time.
       
The beauty of this country is stunning with the sweet faces of sheep everywhere, watching from the “Hedgerows”.
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     We went there looking for our Greenfield ancestors and, in Northern Ireland, we found . . . the GREENFIELD COAT OF ARMS with a mention of our great, great, great grandfather; Samuel Greenfield. We learned there was a small town in the north named after him, but we didn’t have time to go there and, maybe, find some live ancestors, so we vowed to return to Ireland in a year or so, and, MAYBE BRING MORE FAMILY MEMBERS! WANNA GO?? So, IT WAS A PERFECT TRIP . . . to be continued.  
 
      Now I get to tell you about a wonderful event coming up SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019, HERE IN MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO.
      We have an amazing and famous artist who has spent his life and career in Manitou; Charles Rockey. (Everyone just calls him Rockey) With his inspiring work and open heart, he has drawn so many artists to this community and helped them to “live their dreams”. The community has built itself a
round him and he is known and loved by all.
      Two years ago, owners of the Sunwater Spa in town, Kat Tudor and Don Goede, helped me sponsor and old friend and musician, Shawn Gallaway, to do a concert here. Shawn and Rockey met, admired each other’s work with the common theme of “Love”, and Shawn wrote a beautiful song about Rockey, which I have since put on a CD.
     Then last year, Shawn came to do another popular concert and, this time many of us joined him in singing “Rockey’s Song”.
     Now, this June, Shawn is coming back, again sponsored by Don and Kat, in a concert called “THE ROCKEY ROAD CONCERT”! Don has also written a song and it will be a huge celebration for our beloved Rockey, who now, at 87 years old, is getting very weak and we don’t know how much longer we’ll have him. Our mayor, Ken, has a special surprise planned, the Chamber of Commerce is “blasting” Facebook and everything online.
 
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A PARTY TO END ALL PARTIES! HOPE YOU CAN COME.
 
      So stay tuned. All advertising is going out this week and we expect to be distributing flyers by Friday. Oh, I’m excited.
 
     Don’t I have an interesting life??
     I get a bit tired sometimes, but then I always have a soft and safe place to land with my dear fiancée, Robert. We’re just quietly moving ahead on our marriage plans. We have reservations on two cabins for family to stay in while you’re all here, and . . . we bought a KING SIZED BED this week for us! We’ll keep you all posted as October gets closer.
 
      So Gia Gooch (Gallic for God Bless You) and you’re supposed to say: Gia Mira Gooch (God and Mary bless you). It’s so fun being Irish.
 
                                Warmly yours,
                 Kathleen

The Rumors are True

Well, it’s a beautiful spring in Colorado and I’ve been hearing rumors flying around so I want to set things straight:
THE RUMORS ARE TRUE!!
      Yes, Robert and I are getting married! We’re moving on it very slowly and keeping it small . . . immediate family only. We get excited, then scared, then excited, then scared and have been grateful and amazed at the huge support we’ve received from everyone who hears about it. Thank you so much, Everyone! We’ve both been married before but it’s different when you’re in your seventy’s and eighty’s: used to being independent, making your life decisions, sleeping in your own bed, and then, the physical attraction thing . . . overwhelming ecstasy and all that, is different when you’re older . . . right?

       But we just plain “like each other a lot”. We’re seeing a great marriage counselor monthly, talking about everything that comes up, and Robert is definitely my best friend. Why not marry your best friend?      

So we’ve set the date for October 12 at a beautiful, local Nature Center. And we plan to honeymoon in Estes Park, Colorado.
      Luckily we both like adventure because this is definitely AN ADVENTURE!
      There you have it: The Rumors are True!       

Meantime, I wanted to get this newsletter out right away to you all because I’M LEAVING NEXT WEEK FOR IRELAND WITH MY COUSIN, ELAINE!
      She had been doing research on Ancestry.com and found out we’re very Irish. She’s never been there before, and really, really wants to explore and perhaps even find a “Greenfield” relative.
     A year ago I told her I’d go with her after a conversation when we discovered both of our mothers had always wanted to go there and had never gone. So the time has come. It’s our Generation’s turn! I’ve been studying Irish Dance for several months . . . Robert helped us put together a loose itinerary and OFF WE GO! We’re leaving May 1st to Dublin, and will return May 16th . . . two weeks, to maybe find an ancestor.

WHOOHOO! A COUPLE OF WILD WOMEN ON THE LOOSE!       

If you’re wanting/needing a treatment while I’m gone, call: Amy Porter, 719-235-7872, who will cover Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic treatments, and David Lipps, 727-743-2160, who will cover Massage Therapy.  Both are excellent therapists and have many other modalities to share. Please call them directly. Judi will be covering the phones as usual and making appointments for me when I return. The office number she picks up daily is 719-213-1066.

I know many of you are traveling and having adventures as well, and it’s Springtime in the Rockies. So . . .
“IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE WEATHER, WAIT TEN MINUTES!”.
      Although my life is a whirlwind right now, let’s all remember to BREATHE throughout each day.

And how about SMILING at a friend or even someone you don’t know, like the clerk at the grocery store . . . or giving some food to a homeless person . . . just for fun.

My love to you all,    Kathleen  

The Adventures of Life and Love

February 16, 2019The Adventures of Life and Love Dear Friends and Family,     I’m a bit behind in writing this newsletter. Life has been such an exciting world of change for me lately and I find myself jotting down some thoughts to share, and a day later, whatever I was wanting to share is all different. Is anyone else experiencing this?

One of the things I wanted to tell you was about what a wonderful trip I had with my daughter, Shawna, and reconnecting with my sister, Sharon, in my home town of Grass Valley in California. Here Shawna and I are having fun at a local town Christmas festival.

The three of us went to lunch and talked of many things. It felt so good to have this time with my family and it opened my heart to reconnect with my sister!


     Now back home, I took a walk with a couple of lady friends. Julia, I have known for years (and she helps me get this newsletter out), and Ana, who has just moved to town and another friend gave her my number because she was looking for some hiking buddies. As we walked and talked, we learned she was a lady truck driver! And before that, she was a Psychologist! Pretty interesting, right?
     Well . . . walking and talking we also realized she was quite intuitive. I was sharing with them both a challenge I’ve been working with, lately, in working with a tooth Infection. I shared about various dietary changes I’ve had to make (off all sugar . . . arrg), special vitamins and supplements, essential oils, and a number of appointments with different medical practitioners. Suddenly Ana stopped in the trail, looked at me deeply, and said: “Have you had any big decisions to make lately? Anything you’ve had to be decisive and incisive about?”       I saw Julia start to grin as she said quietly:“You better tell her.”

Hesitatingly I said: “Um, well . . . I’m 76 years old and I just GOT ENGAGED!”
     Yup, you heard it right. My dear friend, and upstairs housemate, Robert King, asked me to marry him on New Year’s Eve, 2019! And I said: “YES!”
     Ana nodded and said: “Teeth are about being incisive and decisive . . . incisors, right?”

      
      Well, it’s been a bit unnerving to think of myself as Kathleen King, when I’ve been Kathleen Morrow for over fifty years and my brain has been flopping around with questions like: How much will I have to change?
     So we’re seeing a wonderful marriage counselor, Sandra Felt, to help us through each piece as it comes up and we’re slowly and surely taking steps towards a quiet marriage, probably in late fall. So far, all our friends who hear about it, give us a huge, excited THUMBS UP, so, we’re thinking that despite our personal apprehension, WE MUST BE DOING THE RIGHT THING!    Whoohoo!

      So life continues with all it’s adventure. Here’s a couple more: On May 1st, this year, my cousin, Elaine, and I are heading east for a couple of weeks of exploring IRELAND! She’s never been there, and after some research, we’ve found out we’re 44% Irish. We’re going to kiss the Blarney Stone, admire the Cliffs of Mohr, and maybe even find an ancestor or two.

Then, July 20th, Robert and I will fly to San Francisco to celebrate his son, Paul’s, first and exciting wedding to a beautiful lady from Taiwan, YaHuei.
      When the ceremony is over and the happy couple has left for their honeymoon, Robert and I will head for my homelands in Northern California to explore and maybe see some family for a few days, then head for Petaluma, California, to meet my long time Spiritual Teacher who’s flying in from India. Yay!
      And, finally, we’ll head home again, to be back by August 1st.       Doesn’t this sound like some great adventures?

     So, yes, I’m having some fun . . . but, no worries. For my friends and clients, I’m not planning to stop working. I’ll be around and booking treatments for all the times in between the trips. Judi will handle the phone calls as usual while I’m gone. Remember, that office number is 719-213-1066. I probably won’t be answering my cell phone while on the road. Judi is such a gem in my life as she carefully keeps my work life organized. And this is the “adventure” of being semi-retired!        So maybe this is enough excitement for now. I promise to keep you posted as things develop . . . and probably share a few pictures.      

My love to you all,  Kathleen

PS. Here’s the Tune-up Schedule for 2019. Give Judi a call to get yourself Tuned-Up!

Social Interaction = JOY

Dear Friends and Soulmates,      I’ve just been lifted and floated through a three-day celebration of one of the best birthdays of my life. Friends from everywhere sang to me, shared meals and hugged and loved on me! Oh my God! I start to cry joyful tears every time I reminisce on any part of it. And, as the tears fall, I know beyond a doubt: I AM LOVED! THANK YOU FOREVER!             Now the next page . . . MERRY CHRISTMAS!

     I wish for you a most magnificent Christmas.

The presents, singing, the “breaking of bread” together, and the bonding is what feeds our human souls to their depths. Combine this also with times of deep contemplation/meditation, regular exercise, and returning to good nutrition after each feast and we competently move beyond any pain in our lives.

     Many agree that our world is going through a challenging time right now . . . and our lives can be doing the same thing. Let’s RISE ABOVE in our inner hearts and REACH OUT in clear love. I can tell you from my recent birthday experience, that something has changed in me. There is something there that broke through my old “I’m not enough” pattern. (We all have some deep, old, yucky pattern in there . . . right?) I now feel uplifted and confident, and I know that, together, we humans can get through anything!

 Have only love in your heart for others.The more you see the good in them,The more you will establish good in yourself.Paramahansa YoganandaSo let’s enjoy Christmas and then welcome in the NEW YEAR with LIFE, with LOVE, and with SPIRIT! YES!!!I will be out of town visiting and being with family from December 21st through December 27th . . . then back at my office on the 28th.

     I know that every family has pain just as mine does, yet my heart is so full right now, I’m really looking forward to sharing that love no matter what has gone before. “Intuition” is telling me that this going to be a very special and deep healing Christmas for those of our family still here.

      I pray that each of your Christmases will also be a joyous, bonding, healing experience to complete this year of 2018. Love to you all, Kathleen
P.S. Here are the 2019 Tune-Up dates. I’ll have a card with the dates when I next see you.