Become part of the silence

Day 167 of #LiveWell2017 Continuing with the gratitude theme this month, I want to be sure to share my gratitude for silence (and birds). This week we traveled to some remote wilderness areas. There, hiking among the high desert mountains, I was grateful for the complete absence of human sounds. In that silence, sitting in … Continue reading Become part of the silence

The space behind the waterfall

Day 121 of #LiveWell2017 Today, I'm taking a very special friend who loves waterfalls on a surprise hike to the Trail of Ten Falls. There, she will not only see the falls tumbling over rocks and ledges, but she will be able to walk in the spaces behind some of the largest waterfalls in the park. … Continue reading The space behind the waterfall

Give with your body

Day 103 of #LiveWell2017 One of the most fun ways to be generous is to run, walk, or bike for a cause. It's also a great way to stay in shape and to meet new people. The first time I participated in a charity run was in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon. Since then, … Continue reading Give with your body

Mt. Hood: In my face and under my feet

"Walking" is one of my favorite essays by Thoreau. In it he states: I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that -  sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all … Continue reading Mt. Hood: In my face and under my feet

Clackamas River Trail Delivers Spectacular Hike (video)

Seeking forest and river...a cool hike on a hot summer day. We set out to hike from Indian Henry Trailhead to Pup Creek Falls on the Clackamas River Trail early today. Just a little over an hour from Portland, we pulled into an empty parking lot and headed into the forest. We were not disappointed. … Continue reading Clackamas River Trail Delivers Spectacular Hike (video)

Wondering Around Oregon… a new blog

I've decided to start a new blog that focuses on the plants, animals, people, and places in Oregon. It will highlight specific experiences I have that help me to build my "sense of place" here in my new home state. I invite you to hop on over there and take a look. It's called Wondering … Continue reading Wondering Around Oregon… a new blog