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Two times in the last two weeks I was feeling incredibly depleted and fatigued.  The first time it was after driving 2000 miles across the country in four days by myself – the third and longest day was through gale […]

This morning I took a walk in the cold crisp air with some dogs I have the pleasure of taking care of.  I was struck by the profound presence of silence.  The loudest sound I heard was the sound of […]

Today I am feeling extraordinarily grateful for clean fresh air.  As someone who is blessed to live in the mountains, I have been noticing lately how exquisite the air is here.  I can take deep grateful breaths and know that […]

I am ashamed to admit this, but after several months in this gorgeous little mountain town of Colorado, I finally got out there for my first honest-to-goodness hike.  And by “hike” I mean no macadam roads, more than an hour […]

I am so blessed to live at the foot of a sacred mountain.  This mountain has been sacred to the Hopi, the Ute, the Dineh, and the Apache, to name a few.  I just found out yesterday that the names […]

I don’t usually like to drive.  But maybe that’s because I’ve spent so much of my life living in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country, smack in the middle of several huge metropolises – Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore /Washington, […]

Here in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, the mountains command your attention.  They are so omnipresent.  What is it about mountains that feels so spiritual?  Is it because they are so close to the heavens?  Whatever the reason, mountains […]

About fifteen or twenty years ago, my friend, Will, gave me a recipe for a peaceful life.  He is only a year older than me, but he’s a wise one.  He said, “Spend an hour each morning watching the sunrise.  […]

In this new house which I am sharing with a roommate, I have two rooms to myself.  Each of them has one window.  They are perfectly fine rooms, but I am someone who craves light with a passion.  I like […]

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