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How Incredibly Fortunate I Am

  For a year now, I have been experiencing extreme discomfort. A correct medical diagnosis took many months, and resulted in a challenging and delicate surgery. As I reflect on this past year, I do so from a space and Read more…


Capturing Life Through A New Lens

    I began taking photos when I stumbled across an old 35 mm camera in a closet. It happened to be at a time in my life that I was experiencing much change—many endings—without a clear sense of how Read more…


Tiny House Take Two

  The last time I wrote about beginning my journey toward tiny living, my plan was to renovate a 430 sq. ft. boat house into a tiny home. I started down the path to obtain a permit from the town Read more…


Foraging

    In the aftermath of a February snowstorm that brought a foot of snow, I noticed a single robin foraging for food as the snow began to melt. Many robins never left the northeast this winter. Since fruit is Read more…


Winter Reflections

  The days are beginning to lengthen now, as the light struggles to remain for one or two minutes longer each evening, yet we are also entering what can be the most difficult time of winter. The holidays are long past, and Read more…


Such a Delicate Balance

  Whenever I am lucky enough to travel, I love to explore the topography that surrounds me: the unique trees and plants, the different species of birds and other wildlife, and the teeming ecosystems found in the nearest bodies of Read more…


New Year, New Perspective

  The first day of 2017 was cold, with a bitter north wind coming off of the lake. All I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and stay in my warm bed. Instead, I forced myself Read more…


Exploring New Paths

  Last night my daughter and I were fortunate enough to share an evening with four incredible women we had just recently met at a new moon lodge hosted by my neighbor. Snow had fallen all day, leaving the night Read more…


Letting Go of Stuff

    I smiled as I typed that title, realizing as I looked at the words that while I meant literal stuff, this phrase also sums up the work I have been doing figuratively as well. In the past six Read more…


Pausing To Simply Be

  It is so difficult, especially during the chaos surrounding the holidays, to find time to be still—to just be.   During one of the most difficult years of my life, filled with change and loss and grief, I have Read more…