Debi Nelson

Debi Nelson

Starrbright is a nature writer and photographer. After a 30+ year in healthcare management, she decided to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life like walks in the woods, canoeing, attending grandchildren events and teaching piano lessons. Starrbright is married with two grown children and four delightful grandchildren.

Lessons from Riley

Lessons from Riley

The past two summers, I have been fortunate to be able to watch Riley truly enjoy coming to the cabin and playing in the lake.  He doesn’t just come to the lake–he experiences cabin life and the lake and is not shy about showing us all just what he thinks!  I was a bit envious as […]

A Big Event!

A Big Event!

 My new book is now out and available for ordering!  The link to order is through the Contact Form or my email:  Starrbright@midco.net This non-fiction book contains many wildlife and nature photographs along with whimsical stories of cabin life.  I wrote this book to share cabin life and animal facts with my grandchildren.  In fact, one of […]

Scars and an Old Apple Tree

Scars and an Old Apple Tree

                       Life was turbulent with some fresh wounds. A new home had an old apple tree and a kinship  was shared. The stress of life became too much for the old apple tree. The night before it was to be cut down, I wrote this piece: I know not how old you are – but I know […]

Stretching My Wings

Stretching My Wings

My parents gave me a wonderful gift – the confidence that I could not only use my wings to fly but also to stretch them once in awhile and do something that was beyond my comfort zone.  Sometimes these are known as ‘stretch goals’.  This time of year,  I am reminded of the baby chick who […]

Part II – Rightsizing a Lifestyle

Part II – Rightsizing a Lifestyle

   “Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden…” by Robert Brault  This is Part 2 of Downsizing to A Right Size. This section discusses lifestyle issues – cooking and mealtime, hobbies, memberships and relationships. Part 1 – ‘Right Sizing Stuff’ will be found at lovingsimpleliving.com as a guest […]