A Few of My Favorite Things

I’ve come across several “I’m taking a break for the holidays” messages on other sites lately and I agree with that idea wholeheartedly! With the Winter Solstice upon us, it’s natural to lean toward rest and reflection as we await the magic that a new year brings. I’ve decided to Read More…

The Maine Event: Coastal Beauty & Soul

A recent trip to coastal Maine reset my beauty barometer and invigorated my soul. It was waves crashing onto craggy rocks and forests glowing with yellow and orange foliage. It was an owl nearly grazing my head as it swooped by. It was crying over the lavender sunset light and Read More…

The Pink Moment

Sunday evening I was sitting on a bench overlooking the Delaware River sharing a tall Negro Modelo (leftover from our byob Peruvian lunch) with a good friend. We were deep into a meaningful conversation when puffy pink clouds started to float over the mountain across the river. A few of Read More…

Inspiration: It’s Closer Than You Think

If you’re looking for inspiration, sometimes there’s a whole world of it right nearby. You might be in the habit of walking or driving around without really noticing your surroundings, but if so, you may be missing out on some idea-generating treasures right in your midst. When I need a Read More…

Don’t Fear the Rapture

“Although everyone feels rivulets of wonder, and even awe, from time to time, not everyone is as comfortable expressing those feelings as freely as John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Walt Whitman.       I suppose what people fear is loss of objectivity. But life doesn’t require you to Read More…

A Different Beauty

winter brought greys & tans & silvery taupes that’s how nature intended it so we would have the opportunity to see a different beauty that otherwise we might not notice distracted as we get by the bright-colored things but it’s all beautiful and spring unfailingly comes around Nature is made Read More…

Soul Liberation: The Trail Not Taken

Sometimes we feel like we’re at a crossroads. We check in with our head and our heart. We quiet our mind and try to hear the small, still voice that guides us in a way our brain may not understand. Often that yields an elegant and true feeling answer. But Read More…

Embrace the Mystery

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir       “[The Ramble was intended to be an] intricate disposition of lights and shadows [to] create a degree of obscurity not absolutely impenetrable, but sufficient to affect the imagination with a sense of Read More…

Magic Gardens, Magic Night

Art should not be segregated in museums; it needs to live free among us. – Isaiah Zagar (creator of the installation that is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens) The wound is the place where light enters you. – Rumi To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind Read More…

The Re-Set Button: A Trip to CA

People say that what we are seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell Many times over the summer I had to remind myself that becoming enlightened isn’t about Read More…