give adventure The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than its value. -Charles Dudley Warner I’m not blowing smoke when I tell you that I personally LOVE giving gifts – it is truly one of my greatest thrills. What I like most about it is the feeling that you are helping someone […]
I just realized the last blog post I shared was also a poem from David Whyte… you can tell he’s a favorite, and definitely a fit for the season. I hope this poem sings to you as well, as helps remind you of beauty, both in the world and inside yourself. Anytime you awaken – […]
ARTWORK FROM THE NEW 2021 WALL CALENDAR Sweet Darkness by David Whyte When your eyes are tiredthe world is tired also. When your vision has goneno part of the world can find you. Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own. There you can be sureyou are not beyond love. […]
Don’t just think your thanks… When things are nutty, busy and chaotic, when it feels like we can’t handle one more straw on the proverbial camel’s back, when things feel all out of balance internally, at home, nationally, globally, these are the times when we’ve really gotta be there for one another. For the […]
A(nother) Lesson from Nature Sometimes things don’t go as planned. OK. Often things don’t go as planned. The tides have their pull, the moon has its cycles, the future is a flippin’ mystery. We all know that change is inevitable, so what is there to really hold onto? It’s easy to feel adrift, or on […]
Raise your hand if you’ve felt like this before: You feel lost, you can’t quite see the path ahead, you’re not sure where to turn or which way to go. Surely this can happen at any point during a hike or when wandering about. But it can also happen in your heart. Where we thought […]
A letter sent to our local newspaper in Twisp, WA. I’m gonna get personal here. We all wear so many hats. Speaking for myself, I am an artist, business owner, mother, sister, wife, daughter, friend, neighbor, teacher, homeowner, nature lover. At any given moment, I wear not just one of these hats in particular, but […]
Do you find it as hard as I do to recognize the difference between a “good” plant and a “bad” plant? What makes a weed, a weed? Why is a flower a flower, and how am I supposed to tell the difference? Weeds spread accidentally, quickly, effortlessly. Before you know it, they’re everywhere and are […]
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” -Henry David Thoreau Are you looking at the hardship or seeing the opportunity? Hey friend, Maybe you’re actively engaged in our current cultural revolution, perhaps you’re grappling with a weird and disorienting few months, or maybe you’re just struggling with today’s passing challenges… […]
When was the last time you let yourself be silly? Like REALLY silly? With so many important, heavy things happening in the world, it’s easy to slip into a very serious cycle. Sometimes it feels “wrong” to want to feel happy when there are so many people suffering and so much darkness in the world. […]
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