Open Your Own Doors

Sometimes in between those big life altering moments, you have small ones, just as significant, that you recognize will completely change everything.  And when you recognize the significance, it’s not scary or overwhelming, it’s the opposite.  It’s like coming home,  maybe the home where you should have always been you were just too scared to…

Glimpses

“You’re everything I never knew I always wanted.” My favorite cheesy chick flick movie line of all time. And it is soooo very cheesy. It’s from the movie “Fools Rush In” with Selma Hayak and Matthew Perry. Dumb movie overall – completely predictable and unoriginal. Your typical overworked man meets interesting woman from a different…

Seek Adventure

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” ― John Muir This spring…

Allllmost 32 (Not Quite) – Words of "Wisdom"

Puppy love Heads up, I swear in this one – the eff word most notably. I’m turning 32 in eight days.  I suppose it’s a reflective time on the past 32 years of my life that has taken me down more paths than I can recount.  Some were realllllly not cool and others were more…

Cracks

Cate plays this game when we’re walking on the sidewalk.  She extends her arms out like wings and skips, avoiding the cracks hopping from one foot to the other. She’s careful to never let her foot hit a fissure on the ground at her feet.  She laughs, sometimes holding the hair off her face, never…

Filling the Void with Awe

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ― John Muir I haven’t blogged in nearly a month.  And there was not a void in content, rather in finding time that took a few mountains to remedy. As…

26.2 for Martin

“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”…

Be Still

I’m always talking about moving.  Moving forward, moving on, moving past… but there are those moments when there is no moving.  There is almost no breath.  This week’s tragic events at Boston was, for many of us, one of those times. And this post isn’t about what happened in Boston.  It’s not political or religious….

Life Lesson #22: Be Happy

Cate skips everywhere.  From the couch to the pantry.  From the car to the family room.  Through the aisles of Target.  And it doesn’t dawn on her to move any other way.  And there are a million ways she can move through life yet she always chooses to skip, her soft hair rising and falling…