How to be Present in Nature Part IV: Skygazing

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been entranced by sunsets and skygazing. I remember during a trip to South Carolina in my youth, I was in complete awe looking at the night sky. Everywhere I looked, just more and more clusters of stars. The whole sky was be-speckled in them! As a young girlContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part IV: Skygazing”

Does Your Soul Need These Two Things?

“What are soul needs? They lie in two realms: nature and creativity.”– Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype I just want to leave you all with this quote that resonated heavily with my soul. I chose this photo I shot from the Brooklyn BotanicContinue reading “Does Your Soul Need These Two Things?”

Be Healthy and Feed the Energy of the Divine

“We want to feed the energy of divine perfection that empowers healing rather than feeding the power of illness. What we give energy to, we give life to. What we feed grows.”– Sandra Ingerman, Speaking with Nature – Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth There is a lot of great insight and wisdomContinue reading “Be Healthy and Feed the Energy of the Divine”

How to Be Present in Nature: Part I (Bird Watch)

Bird watching! When you’re walking in your neighborhood or in your local park, pay attention to the different sounds of the birds around you. Do you hear one bird? If so, can you locate it? Are there many birds? Are they in a tree? What type of birds are flying ahead and where do theyContinue reading “How to Be Present in Nature: Part I (Bird Watch)”

Make Time for Nature

How much time do you spend in nature? Nature heals, inspires, relaxes. Do you realize how much of our lives are spent looking at a screen? According to Forbes, we spend as much as 12 hours a day looking at a screen. We work on computers, we process advertisements, subliminal messages, trends, and “news,” throughContinue reading “Make Time for Nature”

I See the Light But…

I finally see the sun through the forest. Slivers of light make their way through the dense packing of the trees. A clearing is in the distance. But—there seems to be a magnetic force around me. That’s what it is right? That’s why can’t I step towards the clearing. … what else could be preventingContinue reading “I See the Light But…”

Own Worst Enemy

Feelings are just that, feelings. It’s also because of them, that we do the things we do. It’s because of our feelings, our desires for one another, that we hope to execute shared dreams; that we invest and feed each other’s souls. What do we do when it all seems to be in jeopardy? WhenContinue reading “Own Worst Enemy”

Always There

She received them when she graduated,a celebration.The Valentine’s days of the past;sometimes, “just because.” Placed on her bedside when she was born,the celebration of life.Natural, sweet perfume permeated the sterile, unwelcoming feeling of the hospital. Roses were always beautiful,even when they were dried and hung upside down. They were placed on the wreathto celebrate herContinue reading “Always There”

Slow Down, It’s Snowing…

The photos in this post are not taken from today, but I’m reminded of this moment in time due to today’s first snow shower in Brooklyn. It’s been quite warm as of late, and aside from our blast of cool air this weekend – tomorrow will be a high of 54 and rainy; I’m not lookingContinue reading “Slow Down, It’s Snowing…”

Spring, Summer, A Sunflower, and a Farm

                  (image shot by me at Queens County Farm in Queens, NYC) Spring was officially yesterday and it snowed in Brooklyn. I took this photo at the Queens County Farm this past October, but sunflowers are always so enjoyable. They remind me of spring, summer, and fall. IContinue reading “Spring, Summer, A Sunflower, and a Farm”