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How Sweden celebrates All Saint’s Day: Go ahead + embrace the dark

6 Nov 2017 spirit + soul

Know what I did yesterday? I stayed in bed almost all day long. I woke early (as usual). Scrolled through my phone for a tiny bit – that’s right – I can’t seem to break that habit. And then got up and made coffee with freshly ground beans, lit candles, + turned on twinkle lights.Then I snuggled into the leather cabin chair in the kitchen, sipped my coffee, and read.  It was pretty damn magical. After I had finished myRead More

week forty four // two ways to celebrate life + death

it’s no secret that i love holidays. and one of the perks of being in an bi-national marriage is that you have the opportunity to celebrate double the holidays. of course, many holidays overlap. even if they overlap, though, there are unique traditions to each culture. and, there are plenty of holidays that are celebrated in only one country or the other. my love + i choose to celebrate every single american and swedish holiday; and, therefore, we are celebratingRead More

skulls and flowers for friday.

29 Mar 2013 spirit + soul

oh, my dear readers, this just might be the week from hell. on top of the whole “holy week” focus on death thing, so many other things have been happening as well. my love’s fierce battle with her sickness. fixing everything regarding the cancelled trip to china.  the emotional and physical exhaustion of dealing with a death in the family and everything that goes with being part of the funeral (which was yesterday). tons of house guests (funeral and not funeral-related)Read More

i had a big ole blast down south.

12 Nov 2012 sweden, wilderness

i know. it’s been a almost a week since i’ve gotten back from my road trip to southern sweden for a big, family weekend, and i haven’t posted any pictures yet. my excuse? i have been sooo busy since getting back from the road trip… pulling an all-nighter to watch the election in the states (i gotta say it one more time: WOO HOO!). working a long 9 hour day the next day. preparing a sermon to preach. and aRead More

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slow living. photography. craft beer. spirituality. moon + stars. bare feet. road trips. mexican food. blankets. the ocean. journals. coffee. airplanes. forests. meditation. eating out. cacti. playlists. family time. zola the cat. lina, my love.

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