Dear soft autumn, You are just around the corner. I can feel you in the air. And in my bones. My soul is settling in. My breath is slowing + deepening. And, as each day passes, I ready myself for the slow, sweet descent into your darkness. Even if I cannot fully see your golden, red, orange, and brown in all its glory, I see hints. I notice subtle changes on the tips and edges of nature. I rise nowRead More
Oh lordy, time is moving fast. Happy 3rd Sunday in Advent, my friends. Can you believe it?! Next Sunday is Christmas Eve + then in two weeks we’re on the threshold of a whole new year! Do you feel calm about it all or freaked out? Hopefully, we have sunk into this practice of being present and feel a bit more grounded this season than in the past. If you still haven’t found your silent, still groove yet, then this weekRead More
In the summer in North Carolina, when I’m not drinking beer (ok, sometimes when I am also drinking beer), then you can find me exploring some of my favorite nature spots around Asheville. Asheville is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, and is known for its funky, artsy vibe, it’s craft beer breweries, and the fact that it is nestled in-between the ancient Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ride Mountains. I’ve grown up in these mountains, exploring theseRead More
“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Today is Columbus Day in the United States. It’s the day that has been traditionally celebrated as the day that “Christopher Columbus, an explorer from Europe, discovered America”. As kids growing up in American schools, we are taught that this is a significant day. In fact, Columbus Day is a national holiday… even now. For US Americans, it has been a day that has stirs national pride because, for white Americans, Columbus DayRead More
Inspired by one of my favorite songs from the past year + to celebrate Earth Day and today, I thought I’d share my favorite/most popular nature-inspired photos from 2016 (so far!). happy earth day, everyone! go out + enjoy this beautiful world! xoxo. liz.