Are You Grateful for the Abundance that Earth Provides?

On this week that we’re celebrating Earth Day, I’ve been thinking about the myriad of ways in which the earth provides for us. Water for drinking, bathing, and simply enjoying. Herbs and plants as medicine; fruits, vegetables, nuts, animals, and more for food. It’s truly amazing how bountiful this planet is.  In recent months, I’veContinue reading “Are You Grateful for the Abundance that Earth Provides?”

Confession: I Hug and Hold Trees.

What are you doing to feel good these days? Since I’ve been spending more time indoors this winter, I’ve been cultivating my inner space. I’m trying to stay on top of watering my plants, I’m meditating in the morning/listening to my Divine Goddess Affirmations, and lighting incense and burning lovely candles (Diptyque’s Narguile being myContinue reading “Confession: I Hug and Hold Trees.”

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?”

How to be Present in Nature Part III: Connect with Open Water

Apparently, due to coronavirus lockdowns, there were people who have spent more time in nature than usual, as a way to cope with the stress and uncertainty. For those 3-4 months, going to your yard, local park, beach, lake, or pond, was the only escape for a while. In this Vox article, Quarantine Has ChangedContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part III: Connect with Open Water”

How to be Present in Nature Part II: Observe the Trees

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world”  John Muir Appreciate trees! They’re everywhere, especially in New York City. According to NYC Parks & Recreation, over 5 million trees are growing on public and private property. These trees help remove air pollution, capture stormwater, provide shade for homes, streets, and parks —Continue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part II: Observe the Trees”