The answer to this question is a full-throttle yes. But before visiting the Big Apple last weekend, my response would've been more theoretical. Primarily because, in my twenty years of work and pleasure travel to NYC, I've always felt an electric shock upon arriving. Just like grabbing onto an electric fence encasing livestock on a farm, I often felt like I was in a … [Read more...] about Is it possible to enjoy a nature-forward experience in the middle of New York City?
How to take a nature-forward vacation?
What does it mean to enjoy a nature-forward vacation, and how can it benefit you? Nature-forward is my term emphasizing grounding ways to experience the natural world. It is a conscious experience weaving together travel, nature, and spirit — a specialty of mine. My expeditions always include bonding time with trees, rocks, water, and plants in one way or … [Read more...] about How to take a nature-forward vacation?
What can we learn from forest bathing in the rain?
I sold several gift certificates around the holidays for my in-person guided mystic experiences — helping people connect to the unseen realm of nature. One client recently emailed me, "My gift idea was met with excitement and hesitation. One of the recipients doesn't want to walk in the rain." This shocked me since I relish tromping through the forest on any occasion. … [Read more...] about What can we learn from forest bathing in the rain?
Connecting with nature where you are
We are interdependent with nature. But what does that mean to you? How can Mother Earth assist you? My life calling to help others connect to the healing salve of nature comes from lived experience. When I deepened my connections to plants, trees, rocks, and water, I experienced profound transformations. Yet, when I share my passion with others, I'm often met with an … [Read more...] about Connecting with nature where you are
Hidden Hotels of the PNW
Oregon’s wild “outback” territory remains widely unknown, overshadowed by icons like Bend, Crater Lake, and the Coast. But if you’re willing to listen, the wide open spaces of Eastern Oregon can teach you how to slow down and pay attention to rewarding possibilities in travel. Harney County, population 7310, quietly hosts the majestic beauty of Malheur National … [Read more...] about Hidden Hotels of the PNW