Friday, July 24, 2015

Life Lately, and the Power of Walking in Nature.

I've been gone for a while. Working full-time can do that to you. But a few weeks ago, I shared this blog with a friend, and found myself revisiting all the cool hikes and projects I took on last year, and I realized I really miss my weekend treks and projects. I do my walks through the park and trips to the beach, but lately I've been feeling the urge to throw something new into the mix. I haven't foraged in a while, and my soul is slightly aching for some aimless explorations along the coast. Lately, I've been yearning for some new stimuli.

~But amidst all of this yearning for newness, I have been doing a lot. Here's a photo dump of recent happenings:

Earlier this week I went to Sutro Baths with a friend, and it was so lovely to scale some structures, watch the waves, and talk about life happenings and being an adult doing adult things. We also climbed up this giant rock and to our surprise, there were tiny tide pools with little tide pool critters. That was a welcomed surprise, I didn't even have to leave the city!

 I haven't been making a ton of planty things lately, but I did make this moss terrarium for someone, and now it's at her work desk. I like that I used things I found while walking through the park.

Also, big changes are happening, and I'm excited to share them next week. In the meantime, check out this awesome blog post by Gretchen Reynolds: How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

Walking. I knew there was something to it. I notice how I crave walks after a stressful day, or when I have a lot on my mind. Never quite understood the craving, but I did know that it calmed my soul and eliminated a lot of the mind chatter.

Science aside, walking has been a form of personal self care. It's not even a matter of what I should do, it's what I must do, it's a necessity. It's therapy. It's a cathartic experience. It helps me feel at peace with myself, and it grounds me. I have a few more trips to the beach planned this week, and I'm excited to share some sweet news next week. Stay tuned~


Until next time~

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Photo Dump: Tahoe

Just some magical, watery places in California. I was in Tahoe and I realized I love bodies of water, but I'm not around enough lakes, creeks, and rivers.

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