3 Simple and Life-Affirming Habits That Have Changed My Life
While changing long standing habits takes time and can be difficult, I know from experience how transformative the process can be. Learning how to release destructive habit patterns and adopt constructive, empowering, life-affirming habits has changed my life.
Phase Transition Affirmations (A prayer/poem/spell, etc.)
I original wrote and posted this to my Instagram August 2021 but it feels particularly appropriate to revisit these words as we transition into spring…
Sunrise yoga overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca
This was a spontaneous and candid recording filmed outside the tent just after sunrise. No yoga mat or props… hoodie, wool cap, boots, grass, rocks and all.
Gray Rabbitbrush and Lupine in June
Gray Rabbitbrush looks like wild sage paintbrushes loaded up densely with vibrant sunshine-colored pigments and left out in the sun to dry. Not to be outdone, stunning bluish-purple lupine putting on quite a show as well…
Achillea millefolium – Common yarrow
One of my favorite pastimes is to identify plants from photos I’ve taken while hiking. Some plants are common and easy to identify; the yarrow pictured above for example.
Chicken pesto and a skirted twirl
We packed a cold chicken pesto sandwich, a greek salad, and a couple of bottles of kombucha from the Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op into a lunchbox for just the right moment to pullover and pop the trunk for lunch. I’ve eaten lots of fancy foods in very nice restaurants over the years, but these humble…
Fiddlenecks in early June // Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Some photos I captured on a walk earlier this month of a plant I was able to later identify as a type of Amsinckia, commonly known as Fiddlenecks.
An excerpt from Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day which I found especially fitting this morning and wanted to share with you: I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle…
Lupine // Okanogan Highlands
Lupine photographed at the top of Strawberry Mountain in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington, June 2, 2021
I choose joy
Today, tomorrow and forever: I’m choosing to build a life of abundance, centered around deep gratitude and shared joy. Rest, rise, rinse, repeat. Bless! EK
LIRIODENDRON TULIPIFERA in Spring
The snow has melted, the hot sun is making regular appearances again, and wouldn’t you know it, this Tulip Tree is now in full spring bloom.
Cold and accomplished – first camping trip of the season
Long before I opened my eyes to the calm blue light of tent walls dotted with sunlit glassy raindrops, the honking of geese overhead stirred me to consciousness and a sleepy smile spread across my slightly chapped lips. These early morning moments are what I camp for. Waking up in a tent to the smell…