Category Archives: nature

Not a Care in the World

When I was a child I used to lie down in the stream where our family camped fully clothed. I remember the freedom of seizing that cool moment on a hot summer’s day. I also used to climb way up high in the Linden tree that grew at the edge of a deep ravine in […]

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Tomorrow morning I’m leaving on a road trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are driving for 2 days to join my partner’s family for a memorial service after the sudden death of a beloved nephew. It will be a happy/sad gathering. There’s a lot of that in life…happy/sad. Reading Kahlil Gibran as a young adult […]

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Finding Your Ground

Last week my siblings and I all met up in Iowa for a visit with my 92 year old mom. I had a few hours to wait at the airport for my sister to arrive so rather than stay in the terminal I went outside to search for a little bit of nature to commune […]

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Bejeweled Splendor

On this morning’s walk I noticed fresh green plants bejeweled with last night’s rain, tulips bursting with colour, seeds from the tree above dancing on the sidewalk, spotted leaves and dainty blooms, a show of pink awaiting bees delight, glowing splendor; and all the while, through and through, I was aware of my good fortune. […]

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Get Outside!

A few weeks ago, I was pleased to be invited to host a nature ceremony in collaboration with Rodney Fuentes who is holding a “Get Outside-30 Day Challenge”. I gladly signed up for the challenge. Here are a few photos from my excursions into the natural world in the past few days. I’ve been dreaming […]

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Spring Wisdom

Spring is a beautiful time to take a wisdom walk. Begin by setting a clear intention to witness spring and receive all of the pleasure of its beauty and any wisdom it has to offer. Choose a place to take your walk. It could begin on the sidewalk right outside your front door or on […]

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Revived by Nature

This morning I arose early after a sleepless night to take my dog, Daisy for a walk. I’m a morning person so it wasn’t hard to get out of bed and I’m devoted to our early morning meanderings so I was in fairly good spirits. But it didn’t take me long to notice how deeply […]

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Light is Returning

In a few days, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere will experience the longest night (Monday, December 21st at 11:49 pm eastern time) and then once again our lives will begin to shift miraculously towards the light. There are many moments during this season of early winter when I feel a deep […]

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Return to the Moment

Sometimes when I’m in need, I bring back the memory of a particular beach I used to walk on during my winter trips south. I visited the same area many times over the years and developed a sense of belonging most particularly to the beach I walked each morning. I remember clearly the sensation of […]

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What Truly Matters

Earlier this week we lost our puppy for 25 minutes. We were about to celebrate her 6-month birthday with presents wrapped in newspaper and a cake made from puppy treats complete with a candle. I’d let her out into our fenced back yard for a few minutes. My partner, Scott and I were beside ourselves […]

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