Savoring Sweet Talk

I had the pleasure of meeting my sister’s two year old granddaughter a couple months ago. The blondest blonde firecracker, Nora reminded me how delicious it feels to see the world with innocent curiosity. After dinner, we walked to “rock park” – a sort of moon landing natural area perfect Read More…

We Pray with All of Our Senses

I was driving through the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania — an unplanned five-hour trek home due to my friend’s canceled flight — feeling annoyed and disappointed. Suddenly, my busted-plan weekend shape-shifted into a sweet gift. The beauty of the terrain lifted my spirits: clear morning sunbeams lit up the ice-covered craggy mountain walls, like Read More…

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…

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…

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…