A freelance writer, editor and animal rehabiitator.
The Magic of Metaphorical Thinking
Ona brilliant and almost blindingly sunny morning, we awoke to three inches of fresh crystalline snow blanketing our mountain landscape, gently weighing down the yearling trees that are spreading throughout the meadow. It was a day that would prove to be a vibrant celebration of nature in its apparent beauty and mysterious phenomena.
7 Powerful Life Lessons for Any Decade
We live our lives through lessons, some harder than others, and life has a curious way of teaching us lessons that we would never learn otherwise, bathing us with all-subsuming wisdom. Many of life’s lessons we would rather skip over or fast-forward, but that is exactly what makes life such a terrific teacher.
How To Forgive Yourself And Release The Past
Many of us recognize forgiveness as a positive act. It sets us free from anger and resentment, two feelings that not only feel bad, but also affect our physical health while keeping us from living authentically and experiencing the wonders of life.
20 Life Lessons Learned From One Hour of Silence
For over two years, I spent one evening a week in silence. I was studying the different religions of the world at the time, and every month I would take a day to reflect and chronicle my learnings from this self-imposed silence. This was part of how I believe that the Universe was gently guiding me out of a very long dark night of the soul—that would last until I was 37.
The Definitive Guide to Forgiveness
In the aftermath of being wronged, forgiveness can seem like an elusive, almost fantastical notion. Whether facing infidelity in a relationship, betrayal by a friend, or any other type of pain from the past, it can feel unfair that we have to do the work to find forgiveness and move past it.
What Trees Can Teach Us About Community and Connection
For several years, one of my favorite daily rituals has been taking a walk through our property’s cathedral-like aspen grove intricately interspersed with majestic Douglas-fir trees. These arboreal walks sustain and enliven each day, from the buttery, yellow-leafed spring to the frosty, snow-covered winter.