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peace.

  • culture

    A white man walked into a church…

    but, this is no f*cking joke, people. this is for freaking real. a white man walked into an african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina last night and killed nine people. murdered them. because they were…

    18 Jun 2015
  • be

    Why I don’t care about being happy

    it just doesn’t matter to me. being happy. i mean, there are happy moments. and i love happy moments. but, that is not what i am really after. that’s too shallow of a goal.…

    7 May 2015
  • be

    how inner peace unfolds.

    you may think that my hit-and-miss blogging is due to the fact that i am super busy, and in some ways i am. you may think it has to do with all of the…

    12 Dec 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom. 7 ways to be grateful.

    i came across an article in the huffington post about 7 things that thankful people do, of the 7 habits of grateful people. i thought it was really interesting and it really rang true…

    27 Nov 2013
  • be

    what’s your daily mantra?

    good morning, friends & family! here’s a little thursday love and pep from me to you.  peace and love – receive it and share it. xx…

    10 Oct 2013
  • be

    contemplation and adventure. that’s how i roll.

    computer in my lap. blanket covering my legs, with my toes peeking out (’cause my feet always get hot). a single candle burning on the kitchen island emitting a cinnamon-y autumn smell and a…

    25 Sep 2013
  • be

    nesting day.

    i’ve got nothing special planned today – which is always a good thing in my world. it’s really gray outside. drizzly and chilly. and the hard rain, with possible thunderstorms, is on it’s way.…

    21 Sep 2013
  • culture

    keeping the dream alive.

    originally, i was going to just post a photo and a quote and let those speak for themselves. but, now, as the day as progressed, i have too many thoughts rolling around in my…

    28 Aug 2013
  • be

    when what you have & where you are is enough.

    “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu i’m not necessarily talking about material things. i’m…

    20 Jun 2013
  • i can get a little design crazy.

    for the second part of my photo journey, i thought about focusing on simplicity at home. we all want a peaceful, cozy, friendly, welcoming home. and, if you’re like me, you want your home…

    10 Jun 2013
  • in the wild

    feelin’ zen?

    what is zen anyway? if i say that i live a zen life (which i don’t, but i try), what does that mean? for me, without any official or historical definition  right in front…

    5 Jun 2013
  • be

    who’s ready for a more simple life?

    i wonder… do we have our priorities screwed up? are we living life like little rats? running a meaningless or shallow race? work. play. get. spend. repeat. do we really enjoy life? do we…

    1 Jun 2013
  • in the wild

    six senses sunday.

    it’s sunday night and before i tuck myself in, i thought i’d reflect on the past week with a little six senses sunday. it’s where i take some photos from the week and share…

    12 May 2013
  • be meditation

    acceptance and yoga.

    i think i used to be someone who always seemed happy, who always was happy, because i ignored my feelings for the most part. i worked instead. i read instead. i retreated into books…

    27 Apr 2013
  • culture

    speaking of peace…

    so, i had a little to say this morning about peace and how we try to create a world of peace in the midst of the violence that we find everywhere. and, for me,…

    19 Apr 2013
  • culture

    there has to be something we can do.

    i’m under my covers, sipping on coffee, safe in sweden, while chaos is unfolding across the atlantic in boston, massachusettes. i’ve got a local boston tv station streaming live and i’m checking twitter every…

    19 Apr 2013
  • europe germany travel

    standing by the wall.

    listen, folks. you wanna know what’s something amazing to do? something bucket list worthy? well, i’ll tell ya. it’s getting to stand beside and touch the Berlin Wall. the wall came down 24 years…

    24 Feb 2013
  • culture

    lay down your weapons.

    non-violence is not for the weak. non-violence is for the strong. ~ gandhi “Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious…

    14 Dec 2012
  • culture meditation

    what gets me through.

    there is some bad stuff out there. stuff that hurts. that’s confusing. that’s scary. stuff that’s painful. and heartbreaking. and it’s hard to get through it all sometimes. there are questions and thoughts rolling around…

    14 Nov 2012
  • be north carolina

    fly away, little bird. fly away.

    may 2007 i knew change was coming. i knew that getting on a plane and heading to scandinavia would, once again, change my life. of course, i had no idea how much everything would…

    30 Oct 2012
  • in the wild norrköping

    autumn in everything.

    it’s thursday night and my weekend has begun! i have the next 3 days off & not that much planned. feels really, really good. especially after last weekend; which was good, but over-the-top busy.…

    18 Oct 2012
  • the sacred everyday

    good morning.

    “Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wadsworth peace & love, whatever you do today & wherever you find yourself today.  …

    14 Oct 2012
  • culture

    shalom. fred. salaam. paix.

    on this rainy friday afternoon i’m hanging out in a cafe, sipping a mocha latte, and thinking about peace. did you know that today is the international day of peace? yep. it is. after…

    21 Sep 2012
  • in the wild

    i can feel it in the air.

    it’s unusually warm today. like 20/21 celsius or 72ish fahrenheit. and really weird out. sunny, stormy, damp, rainy, humid. like something’s coming. like a change is gonna come. but, i guess changes actually are…

    11 Sep 2012
  • in the wild

    star-gazing.

    i came across this quote today in a touching blog post i read… without getting into some discussion about creation from a scientific or religious viewpoint (because i can & do believe that religion &…

    27 Aug 2012
  • be meditation

    the holy man.

    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to…

    10 Aug 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    turning the page & beginning again.

    things are changing in my life. it’s been a really big week. and i’m/we’re beginning a new chapter in our life together. a longer post coming later… but for now: Birds flyin’ high you…

    27 Jul 2012
  • culture

    tonight’s bedtime story.

    finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day.…

    24 Jul 2012
  • culture

    street corner musings.

    i find myself on sidewalks a lot these days. standing on street corners. waiting for buses. and since i’m waiting around a lot, i’ve got time to think. and people watch too, of course.…

    20 Jul 2012
  • sweden

    off the grid.

    pic from here. well, folks. i’m off. off the grid, that is. ready for a week of retreat and community. thought i’d share one little image of an inspiring picture that i love. it…

    7 Jul 2012