“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Fourth of July in the Pacific Northwest. A small coastal home town… Read More Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…
April started with the sweetest Surprise from family friends The Seljestad’s. Travelling on Spring Break through Washington I got a call early on Tuesday (which I missed due to digital detox) and a voicemail from Dave that said, “We’re driving through the Gorge and headed your way! Hope you’re home!” From the Wasatch… Read More Quarter Two 2019: Enveloping Love, Surprises & New Directions!
“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” -Pema Chödrön Walking into 2019 felt like a bridge from a chaotic, wonderfully delightful, yet gloriously stressful 2018. “What have we gotten ourselves into?” I asked G. Full well knowing we’d jumped off of a lot of… Read More Quarter One 2019: Living In FLOW
What. A. Year ! ! ! …And we didn’t even see it coming! In the Fall of 2017 Gretchen and I moved from Portland, OR out to the Oregon Coast Range country for a short stint. We happily survived months of no water, no facilities, limited electricity, and no fridge. Talk about fun! But we… Read More 2018 Year In Review
#STS Is about raising our heads, facing the day, with strength, with our shoulders back, ready, capable, willing and able. This motto has weaved its way throughout my life for the last 13 years. Inspired by an incident where I was doing everything opposite of these notions and words for years. I realized in this… Read More #StandTallandStrong
Relaxation welcomes us into warm flowing fields of grassy meadows on mid-summer days. Stress seems to turn the lights off of summer in an instant. Like a winter wind storm plowing through our coastal vistas knocking over yet another power line for the zillionth time. These systems work similarily within our bodies. Known as the… Read More Relaxation and Stress
Expectations lay hidden among the grass between our toes as we continue stepping towards our dreams and goals. Think with me for one moment as the soft, luscious, blades envelop our hard working ways. Breathe with me with this new air as the fresh scent of soil brings life to the creatures embedded deep below… Read More Intentions OVER Expectations can blend into Miracles