Stressed out? Nature can fix that!

When somebody asks you, "How are you doing?" which of these answers are you most likely to give? a) fine b) good c) busy d) crazy busy!  If your answer included some form of busy, you are not alone. Here in the US, we pride ourselves on our productivity. It's good to be busy. We've developed … Continue reading Stressed out? Nature can fix that!


GO: Get Outside!

How much time do you spend outside? If you're like most people—including me—it's probably not all that much. Last fall I made a small challenge for myself, code name Project Get Out, to spend a half-hour outside each day, even in crappy fall weather, which is the worst. I'm going to do it again this … Continue reading GO: Get Outside!

Hey Everybody, We’re Going Streaking!

One idea that's caught my interest lately is streaking. Not the go-run-around-naked-in-public kind of streaking (it's too cold for that!), but the kind of streak that gets everyone excited when, say, a sports team wins several games in a row. The first streaking that caught my attention (again, it's below zero around here, so there … Continue reading Hey Everybody, We’re Going Streaking!

Blow Up Your TV

Exciting news: I've recently started out a side gig writing at, which is a super-fun health and fitness website. It's an awesome website, full of awesome writers (te he!), and I hope you'll check it out. Just open the site in new tab, read this post (Don't worry, it's pretty short!), and then go there and see what's … Continue reading Blow Up Your TV

Let’s do this in May!

I feel like I am cheating lately because I haven't been posting many of my own photos.  But then again, I'm not sure you want to see any more pics of snowy forests or sap buckets—I'm certainly getting sick of the monotony of mud season! In looking toward more exciting things, I've singed up for … Continue reading Let’s do this in May!

Speaking of Routines

The folks at Info We Trust made an awesome infographic based on the book Daily Rituals to show the daily habits of a number of creative folks. It's a really fun graphic, so you have to check it out. This is awesome! And timely to share given my recent post about morning routines. It's great to see how different … Continue reading Speaking of Routines

Beginning of a Morning Ritual

I often wish that I had a dedicated morning routine— not just the kind of wake up, take a shower... thing that I do on a daily basis, but a routine or ritual that was intentionally planned and designed to set a specific tone for the day. I'm envious of people who have the discipline to wake up at 5 … Continue reading Beginning of a Morning Ritual