Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to the National Park System!

Especially to my beloved Great Teton National Park.

Google created this incredible, interactive site that allows you to virtually walk through all the parks. Get ready to waste spend some time falling down this rabbit hole. You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What's Comin'

And I couldn't be more excited!

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Music Fridays

Bon Iver returns! His sound can be very polarizing, but I'm enjoying these two tracks he released earlier last week.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wellness @ Waverly

I've been meaning to write a recap of last weekend's wellness retreat. Indeed, I was left feeling refreshed, hopeful, and inspired. The schedule included a tour of the land, mindfulness lessons, farm to table meals, and yoga. We had a wonderful crew of like minded women who were kind and actually interested in learning about one another.

My friend and her cousin (who ran the show) could not have been better hosts. In fact, it all went so well that they've already lined up the next retreat weekend which will be on October 15th-16th. Feel free to leave a message here or contact Lucie directly - luciehouse(at)gmail(dot)com - to sign up. You will be glad you did!

I'll leave you with this Rumi quote that we read. I have it up on my fridge as a reminder to let go and soften.

Very little grows on jagged rock.
Be ground. Be crumbled,
so wildflowers will come up
where you are.

You have been stony for too many years.
Try something different. Surrender.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New Music Fridays

It's been 5 long years since we've heard from this sweet Irish lass. We saw Lisa Hannigan years ago in Portland and it remains to be one of our favorite shows. Glad she's back with this moody, quiet album.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wellness Retreat PSA

Exciting weekend ahead! I'm teaching the yoga portion of this retreat. There are a few spots open for anyone interested.


A must see in Charlottesville! 

Back when the earth was new
and heaven just a whisper,
back when the names of things
hadn't had time to stick;

back when the smallest breezes
melted summer into autumn,
when all the poplars quivered
sweetly in rank and file . . .

the world called, and I answered.
Each glance ignited to a gaze.
I caught my breath and called that life,
swooned between spoonfuls of lemon sorbet.

I was pirouette and flourish,
I was filigree and flame.
How could I count my blessings
when I didn't know their names?

Back when everything was still to come,
luck leaked out everywhere.
I gave my promise to the world,
and the world followed me here.

-Rita Dove