Seeking Calm

I won’t lie, in the past I’ve not had the luxury of living in a place where my life was not filled with noisy neighbors. I used to live in an apartment complex on the top floor, and a man lived in the place below me. His home was like a revolving hotel with The […]

Walk in the forest

Calling Memories Back

A walk in the forest is all that is needed to calm the mind and clear one’s head.  As I am writing this post, snow is falling down outside. It is late Winter, and a surprising snow storm has hit the Portland metro area. I look back to the days last Spring when I was […]

Columbia River Gorge Wildflower

The Importance of Self Care

I love Fridays. Why?  Because I know that just in a few hours, the weekend will begin.  No matter if I have plans, or not, the weekend signals as a time I can relax, and pay attention to self-care.  Or at least try to. We should all practice self-care mindfully.  Every day.  But sometimes you […]

Blue Heron sitting on a log

Get Back to Nature

After a long Winter of being indoors, looking out the windows, watching rain and snow, it’s a welcome relief to get outside and discover the world around you. My advice to you: Get outdoors and take the time to see what’s around you.  Interacting with nature is the best food for the soul.  Knowing how […]