Be. Here. Now.

Time is the only thing that can move both fast and slow at the same time. Perception is everything.

The speed at which it can move is mind-boggling. Case in point, it's January 5, 2016. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve are all behind us. I'm ready for October to begin, not focus on unrealistic resolutions I'll never even have a chance at keeping. Yet if you are sitting in a doctor's office, or waiting for a light to change, looking ahead to a vacation, or you're missing someone - the moments tick by painfully slow. Is there a way to balance the speed of time? Is there a way to change our perception? I decided to try a little experiment this morning. I LOVE sunrises... perhaps even more than sunsets. With winter's later rising time, my day is usually already in full swing before she peeks above the horizon, so I've been missing it. I decided to end that today. After I was up and preparing for the day, I set another alarm - this time for 1 minute before the scheduled sunrise. Then I stopped, and I watched. She did not present me with a spectacular show of colors, but she gave me something valuable. It gave me perspective. It allowed me to stop the speeding clock for an entire series of moments. It brought me to the present. Perhaps we have more control than we realize. Be. Here. Now. Ram Dass knew what he was talking about. Being present, being mindful, BEING in each moment. When the clock spins out of control, instead of chasing it... stop, drop and meditate.

Make it a priority to catch the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, twinkle of stars, decipher images in clouds, or examine snowflakes.

Peace, Beth

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100 N. Blakely St.

(Dunmore Corners)

Dunmore, PA 18512

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Sun, Mon, Tue: 11am - 6pm

Wed: 11am - 7pm


Fri:  11am - 5pm

Sat:  11am - 3pm




Tel: 570.344.2360

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~ Masks must be worn by everyone at all times while shopping. If you have a medical risk preventing you from wearing a mask, I will happily shop for you, but you must wait outside or return to pick-up your order at a later time.  If you are immune compromised, we can schedule a time for private shopping before or after regular shop hours.

~ Only a few customers will be allowed to enter and shop at the same time. This will allow space for you to move about the shop while respecting social distancing.

~ Hand sanitizer is available. Please use it as often as you feel necessary.

~ Beverages are available to go - cafe tables and chairs have been removed. (There is still a chair available if you are unable to stand for an extended time.)

~ You can still place orders for pick-up by emailing your shopping list to

These are temporary guidelines as we begin to test the waters of whatever lies ahead in this pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we learn to navigate the small shop retail world in a new era.
We are all in this together!

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