The Sacred

“This sacred is hidden in all things. To see the sacred is to gradually remove the obstructions, that which blocks our capacity to see what is already there.”~Ostaseski


*“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”~St. Augustine*

I am just back from two fantastic, inspiring weeks in Cambodia. It was an incredible experience. Currently, I am sifting and processing, readjusting and, frankly, trying to get warm here in chilly, autumnal Seattle.

So, for now….

    This I know to be true.

    When I travel, I:

    -smile more freely

    -worry less often

    -ask more questions

    -care about my appearance far less (mirrors, who needs em??)

    -act (+ feel) more open

    -fixate/ruminate less

    -experience more wonder

    -savor the NOW

    Things shift. Most things matter less; a couple things matter more.
    I feel excitedly, wonderfully, authentically me.

    This has always been one of my absolute favorite quotes:

    *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”~Mark Twain*

    Why do you travel?

    *“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” ~Mark Jenkins*

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

One of my new favorite possessions AKA something making ME very happy this week:) (The little things, right?)

Hope the weekends are great, friends! Here, in Seattle, it’s SUN, SUN and MORE SUN. Heaven.

How’s things out your way?

Autumnal sunshine (& miss you, ‘rents!!)

‘I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.’~Nathaniel Hawthorne



(My parents flew back east today. My heart’s a little heavy tonight; I already miss them so….:( But I am so, so thankful for how often we get to see them, in so many fabulous locations. Two-ish more months till Xmas visits home. Now WHO can believe that?! Thanks for an incredible past couple weeks, M &D!! Grateful.)


Our tribes

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”~Jane Howard

To-do lists, of sorts

Adore this.


This, today, was bliss.