In 2013, I decided to out-wit Mother Nature. At the time, my job required me to spend every other week in the wilderness. The previous two winters, I lived outdoors. It’s a powerful experience, but I just didn’t want to do it anymore. So I took the winter off of work and sought a warmer climate. Australian summer.Continue reading “Got the Winter Blues?”
It’s dark. The wind rustles in the trees over head. The light from the fire glows upon the twelve faces sitting in a circle. All women. All tired from a long day in the wilderness. All tired from their heavy burdens. Some are fiddling with sticks in the dirt. Eyes cast downward. Some are gazingContinue reading “Do You Love Yourself?”
They say the Appalachian Mountains are the oldest in the world. They say they were once larger than the Alps and the Rockies. They say they hold the wisdom of ages. That all you have to do is listen. I sat, and I listened, and I understood.
I had a little black car then. It sat baking in the early summer heat as I said my final farewells. Goodbye to my family. Goodbye to the little town I never really fit in with. Goodbye to the memories both sweet and saddening. I put both hands on the steering wheel of that little blackContinue reading “The First Step”
Imagine this with me. Sixteen years of age, long brown hair, big brown eyes. Innocence stolen. Her eyes reveal pain. They reveal helplessness. She wants to give up. She’s seated on the front stoop of a beautiful old farmhouse surrounded by the Amish heartland in all directions. Mason jar in hand, eyes glazed, she watchesContinue reading “Breaking The Jars: personal intention”