Spending time alone in nature is a good way to quell anxiety. It has been well researched and reported that when you spend time in nature you can tap into its natural uplifting energy. Before you know it, your curiosity will kick in, you’ll become interested in your surroundings, and your persistent negative thoughts will dwindle. Do it often and nature will become your go-to-place to feel better.Read More
Blue Lake, Cascade Mountains. Washington State
The view was outstanding and well worth every step it took to get there. We were hiking during one of those perfect mid-June days that are often illusive in the Pacific Northwest. Breathtaking colors, stunning reflections,Read More
Recently I’ve been reading about Blue Zones—a fascinating research-based movement focused on healthy longevity. Its research is based on five regions around our planet where the healthiest people live—many of them centenarians.
The people in these five regions have nine things in common (see list below) that contribute to their long lives.Read More
A beautiful winter reflection in North Cascades National Park
The razzle-dazzle of a lit up city with throngs of people during the holiday season always makes me feel all...well...sparkly.
But put me in the woods or along a beach during the midst of the merriness and I'm instantly in a state of appreciation. And beauty. And joy. And serenity.Read More
Thanksgiving is my favorite celebration. Loving friends and family. The kind grocer. Our bountiful earth with its nourishing root vegetables. The delightful beauty of autumn at every turn. For me, all of this and more comes together to make a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration.
Fall has a natural cleansing energy that makes it easy to clean out, clear out or let go of unwanted stuff. Both emotionally and physically. Are spaces in your house cluttered with old or unused stuff?Read More
Road trips are a blast! From the planning stage to the last bend in the road, you will be continually inspired by all of the spontaneity and discovery that naturally happens when you travel by auto.
You are on the move discovering new places. Your curiosity is peaked. You feel really, really good.Read More
Today, more than ever, ongoing sustainability efforts are critical to keep our great big earth healthy. And there are many easy things we can do to support this effort. But before we support anything, the first step is always feeling a natural connection with it. So here are some easy ways to grow your connection with nature on Earth Day or any day.Read More
If you are like me, you probably like to stay active throughout the winter months. A 30-minute brisk walk usually works, but if you want a little more fun and variety this winter, try some of these options.