I got an email from the president of a club I was previously active in. Hey Maria! I haven’t seen you at our meetings for a while. Just wondered if there’s anything I can help with, or if you plan to return. Hope to hear from you soon! It was such a nice email. I … Continue reading Quitting When it’s Time
Audrey over at AudreyWanders.com is instigating a nature challenge for the month of May, and you should sign up! Here's the description of the challenge: 31 Days of Nature is a challenge to spend every day of May 2017 outdoors. All you have to do is spend at least 30 minutes outdoors each day. In … Continue reading 31 Days of Nature Challenge
I have a lot of questions. Many of these are of the existential what-does-it-all-mean variety that I suspect I'll never have answers to. But, for the purposes of this blog, I generally have two big questions that I'm trying to learn more about: 1) What are the ways that nature can enhance our health and happiness? I think we … Continue reading Two Big Questions on My Mind
Have you found your passion yet? I haven’t, and it’s super-annoying. Across many of the podcasts, websites, and books that I enjoy, there is a seemingly constant focus on finding that one thing that captivates your attention, sucks you in, and takes you along for the ride. Call it your passion, your purpose, or your calling—call … Continue reading Are you a woodpecker or a hummingbird?
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and the Rich Roll podcast is one that always has inspiring guests discussion interesting ideas at the intersection of health, performance, and spirituality. Given that my two most recent posts have been about foraging (here and here), I was really happy to see that Rich Roll interviewed superfood … Continue reading Foraging… no… Superfood Hunting
Happy New Year! I've already mentioned in my previous post summarized my places of 2016 that I have a tendency to hunker indoors and get introspective this time of year. Usually I'll break out my goals from last year to evaluate how things went and then plan for the coming year. This year, I’m shaking up my … Continue reading Rethinking Resolutions
It's that time of year again—the time in late December when I get cozy in our warm house, watch the snow fall, and think about the new year. It's also time for my annual summary of the places I've been this year. This is the fourth year in a row that I've summarized my travels, and I … Continue reading Places of 2016
In the morning, I found myself grateful that the sun always rises. Every day, cloudy or clear, the sun still spins on its axis, spinning circles among the sun and stars. Before dawn, the sky was partly clear. Enough to make out the Big Dipper and North Star hovering above the woods. The North Star is … Continue reading The Sun Still Rises