“For the creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”  – Carl Sagan  Awe is a profound and transformative emotion. Reflecting on the points in my life where I have experienced awe, I recall being overcome with spiritual presence, blissful peace, overwhelming gratitude, quiet humility, and a love so abundant it welledContinue reading “Awe”


“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh Breathe in, breathe out. Inhale, exhale.  A simple exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. We breathe an average of 23,040 breaths a day.  Most of these breaths are involuntary, controlled by the brain stem, varying withContinue reading “Breath”


“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” Japanese Proverb Resilience – it is one of my favorite words. I love the sound of the word when spoken. The order of the letters creates a sound smooth as a weathered stone, a sound that flows like water off the tongue.  The wordContinue reading “Resilience”

Communication and Signaling

“There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.” – Rumi Communication is a two-way path. As humans, we communicate with others to convey our thoughts, emotions, intentions, and information.  We use four basic types of communication to connect with others – verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual.  Verbal communication isContinue reading “Communication and Signaling”


“Nature grows her plants in silence and darkness and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above ground.”    – Annie Besant Silence – the absence of sound.   Quiet, hush.  There are only a handful of sounds in the tundra.  The occasional call of the majestic raven, black as night againstContinue reading “Silence”

My Relationship with Nature

is sacred and deep. As a young child, I spent countless hours outdoors. As an adult, my goal is to inspire people to action. Through many professional and personal experiences, I have developed a deep, sacred relationship with plants and the natural world.  The lessons and beauty I have experienced in nature have been profound,Continue reading “My Relationship with Nature”