02.16. the month of brave // why we should all live wild + free

Last week I introduced you to the theme of the month: brave. Good lord, I had no idea how timely it would be for me!  How about you, though? Is there something calling you to step out + be brave? Are you facing a challenge, a dream, an opportunity, or a decision that is calling you forth to make a change, to begin a new journey?  I most definitely am… with the “threat” of suddenly having to move to anotherRead More

how i’m surviving the bleak midwinter (& ready for a new year)

in keeping with my unintentional musical theme this week, a song popped into my head this morning as i sat on my sofa. have a listen to what i am listening to… it is unbelievably gray outside as i type this. i think that it’s going to be a little like twilight all day. the past few days, the ground has been icy and hard and definitely wintery. the mist has frozen, the wind has been frigid, and it hasRead More

reclaiming december // here’s how to stop being afraid of the dark

it’s dark out there, friends. and sometimes i am really scared. for some of us, it is literally dark. december is upon us. the darkest time of the year has begun. nature has turned inward to hibernate until spring. yes, nature has slowed down… but have we? well, considering that we don’t usually like the dark and want to avoid it at all costs, we most likely have not slowed down, but sped ip. hoping to avoid this uncomfortable, cold, strangeRead More

the night that the sunset + i met on a hill

26 Sep 2015 photography, wilderness

the other night when i left work, as i stepped out into the fresh air, i noticed that the building was glowing from the setting sun. it was bright and orange and shiny.  and i knew that signaled that my ride home was going to be perfect. the timing was going to be just right. as i rode my bike, i steadied my left hand on the handle bars + gripped my phone tightly in my right hand and began snapping away.Read More

autumn: the season filled with the most important things

it’s finally here. yippee! the cozy season of autumn is upon us. it’s the season of turning inward. of coming inside. of harvesting + giving thanks for what has been. of planting seeds (literally and figuratively) that will burst forth next spring. and all the while, though the darkness grows more and more until the winter solstice, and it feels if all the nature is sleeping, there is much that is happening, though we cannot see it. it is the time ofRead More



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