Wildly Feverish with Spring!

Oh yes please!  On this vernal equinox (the earliest since 1896!), the earth’s readiness to awaken from a rich quiet into a bursting celebration of life is apparent.  Today, the night and day have equal measure.  But from here, each day is expanded in the light to allow growth deep down into the roots, and upward into new heights.

May it be so with you too, as the sun crosses into our northern hemisphere, may your growth deepen and your expansion blossom into new heights!

Allow yourself to be wildly feverish with Spring!

Spring Buds

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

-Mark Twain

Big Tree, Bud, Spring, Glacier


Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.

—Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

New Bud with Bug, Logan Pass, Snow

Alive in All Your Senses

From the website, shinrin-yoku.org, these words about the benefits of “forest bathing,” show the sweetness awaiting an immersion in the woods… how to be alive in all your senses.
“In an unhurried way, allow your feet to wander.
Shinrin-yoku is not about exercise.
It is not about hurry. It is about being alive in all your senses
and trusting that the forest
and other landscapes upon which you wander hold something
good for you.”
Spot of Light, Forest, Trees
Something hidden…
go and find it!
Go and look behind the ranges.
Something lost behind the ranges.
Lost, and waiting for you.
Forest, Fog, Trees, Spring
also from the shinrin-yoku website:
What if the land actually loves humans?
What if it needs us?

As our species evolved with all other species
in an interdependent dance,

a long ceremony of mutuality,
each of us bound by invisible threads

within a vast web of interdependence?

If this is the way of things,
then does it not make sense that the land needs us?

Come to it ready to invite its gifts.
Speak to it;  let it know what you need.


let it whisper its medicine.

Moss, Spring, Forest


Compassionate Boundaries

Brene Brown has a depth of vision for creating more loving kindness in herself, and in the world.  She has a lot to teach, and this short video on the importance of boundaries, to sustainable compassion, love, and empathy is profound.

Boundaries are not walls, not separation, but simply and powerfully, they create respect.

Expect the best from everyone, and assume they are absolutely doing the best they can with the tools that they have in this moment.

Let’s bring more love and compassion into the world!!


Winter, Pasture, Fence, Sunrise