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San Juan Islands. I did not even know Washington State had islands until last summer and now I have been living on one for the past three months. ┬áThe ferry stops at Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw (occasionally). There are many other smaller islands as well. I am doing a three month work exchange […]

Just Relax

I like yoga. I have been practicing for about five years. My practice has been a rollercoaster; physical to emotional; student to teacher, strengthening to restorative; and every bit in between and all around. Meditation, breath, chakras, blah, blah, blah. I am merely on the cusp of the cusp. Yoga is abundant. I often step […]

Listen, Learn, and Act

Life has taken me various directions these days and it has all happened without even leaving the county I live in. Between farming, teaching yoga, interning, painting, and just trying to live; not much time is left. Luckily, my life is stimulating and one of the most interesting parts is my internship with Seventh Generation […]

“She Is Everything”

The title of this post is a quote from Marva Jones of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. While reflecting upon how to capture Mother Earth Day in a few words, an idea blossomed, “She Is Everything.” Short, sweet, and so true. Thank you for these words of wisdom. Mother Nature is an astounding feat. […]

Home, Sweet Home

February 2016- I have developed wanderlust. I become anxious when I settle in one setting or another. I feel as though I need to be on the move and not just in terms of traveling, but within my daily routine as well. Luckily, I live in Humboldt County, California. With the ocean, mountains, and redwood […]


The earth is sick and we are the illness. Yes, many people do care and have acted towards a cleaner environment; however, the larger percentage of those that do not has suffocated us. My hope is to plant the seed for future generations to live in unison with the environment as a lifestyle and not […]

Making the World Go Round and Round

December 2015 –With almost forty references between hosting, surfing, and random interactions, proudly all positive, Couchsurfing has influenced my travels a lot more than I realized. My most recent cross country road trip initiated this thought as I miraculously had four hosts in a row to accommodate me on my ride from Chicago, Illinois to […]