Me alone in the forest With only the rustling Of leaves and the songs Sung by birds Tiny seedlings popping Out of the ground—they love That there is no one else around I teeter over a log on a muddy stream This all must be a dream I drift out into A clearing of, Read More

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. ~Eugene O’Neill Yes, you heard right. There is an island in Kenya: Crescent Island. Okay, it’s not “technically” an island.  It’s actually a crescent-shaped piece of land that juts out on the very large,, Read More

 Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson As we are all aware, flying on a plane isn’t the most eco-friendly activity. Neither is driving a car, which is hard to avoid unless you live in a city and, Read More

hiking and travel

Ohhhh, The Places You’ll Go! ~ Dr. Seuss I was born in a small town in Northern Minnesota in an area called “The Iron Range”, heavy on mining and bars and not a whole lot to do for kids. Although we moved around a lot from town to town around the Range, I never really, Read More

I felt almost a sense of nostalgia stepping foot in Finland, the same place where my great grandparents set off to America from in the early 1900’s.

So oftentimes, we go on and on about compassion for others, but in the process, we forget about ourselves. We tell ourselves negative things about how we aren’t good enough, we deprive ourselves of sleep, we deny ourselves radical self-love because, you know, we don’t have time for that. This has been a lifelong, Read More

I’m a huge animal lover. HUGE. And not just that, I think the least we can do in the world is not harm animals when we have no reason to. We can live and thrive wonderfully without harming others and by living vegan.

There’s something about being in the back of a tuk-tuk, wind blowing in your hair, watching a land seeming so ancient and mystical fly by. You feel more of a part of it all. A part of something real. A part of something that’s been around a REALLY long time.

This was on our bucket list for a long time…to see gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitat. And last year, we made it happen! The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is one of the best places in the world to see mountain gorillas- if you are lucky to find them. They are wild and, Read More