My husband and I sit among the tall oak trees under a bright full moon. The campfire crackles in the crisp, cool air of late October. Fading fall leaves rustle as a light breeze blows. Shadows cast by the firelight dance all around us. I stare into the flames, mesmerized, relaxing in my chair. We… Continue reading The Campfire
So often we hear about avoiding procrastination and the importance of "getting things done." Believe me, I love getting things done! I love checking things off my to-do list. I get antsy if I feel like I'm not accomplishing my goals for the day or if I have strayed from my routine. I often ask… Continue reading Sometimes You Need Someday
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." — Rumi We all want to be loved. We want to belong and we want to be special. We ache for connection. Yet, sometimes the heart grows hard to protect itself. We build walls around ourselves to stay "safe," isolating ourselves in an attempt to… Continue reading Bring Your Magic to the World
We've been living in the "Twilight Zone" for about two months now. I think most of us understand that we're not going back to the way things were. This is unprecedented, uncharted territory. What will you take with you and what will you leave behind? What do you want the new world to look like?… Continue reading What Comes Next?
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" — from "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver Yesterday I spent some time revising my bucket list. I hadn't done that in a while. It felt good to stop and think about where I am and where I might… Continue reading What’s on Your List?
I think most people would agree that these are strange times. Many of us feel like we're living in a sci-fi movie. We're not sure where the plot is headed or how it will end. The only way to find out is to keep going. The uncertainty keeps us on the edge of our seats.… Continue reading The Future
Spending time in nature helps me to reconnect with myself. It gives me pause. Everything falls away—all of the worries, to-do lists, all the striving. Being surrounded by natural beauty brings me fully present. I'm humbled. I feel alive. Recently, my husband and I spent some time out on the West Coast in early January… Continue reading A Walk in the Woods (and the Mountains, and the Beach …)
We are tunneling ever closer to the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. It's the time of year for firelight and starlight—cold winter nights spent by a warm hearth with family and friends (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere). As we descend further into the darkness, it's a good time to reflect on… Continue reading Winter Solstice Reflection
Sometimes you have to burn everything down and start over, including yourself. Fire clears away the old, the dead, that which no longer serves us, to make way for the new. It burns down forests but cracks open seeds. Purifies. Transmutes. It lights the logs in your fireplace to keep you cozy on a chilly… Continue reading Rise from the Ashes
Soaking in a warm saltwater bath calms my soul. I come to stillness. My body is buoyant. My mind clears. Just 20 minutes in the tub soothes me and helps me get centered and grounded. Salt water acts as a kind of battery—considering that our bodies produce an electromagnetic field (sometimes referred to as an… Continue reading The Healing Power of Salt