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Making Time for Nature

Autumn has commenced, turning the leaves into vibrant shades red, orange, and gold around my home in the Pacific Northwest. I have enjoyed getting out and experiencing the crisp air as rainy season begins, but soon enough the precipitation will encourage many to hibernate from the outside world. In my last post, I shared how… Continue reading Making Time for Nature

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Not Just a Picnic in the Park – How Being in Nature Makes Us Better Humans

I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon's largest city, with a population of around half a million people (in the 90's when I was growing up). Though I grew up in the city, I had the advantage of being within two hours of such beauty as awe-inspiring Mount Hood, the glorious Columbia River Gorge,… Continue reading Not Just a Picnic in the Park – How Being in Nature Makes Us Better Humans

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How to Have a Hygge Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner! If you're anything like me, you've waited until now to frantically search for the perfect gift for mom. This year, I encourage you to take a different approach - spend the time you would be spending roaming the shopping center at home, pondering what sort of experience you… Continue reading How to Have a Hygge Mother’s Day

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Spring into Hygge: 11 Ways to Carry on the Coziness this Spring

When we think of Hygge, we often imagine warm blankets, soft lighting, cold days, and hot drinks. As we step into spring, where our days become brighter and warmer, we can still enjoy comfort and connection of Hygge: Bring the Outdoors In There is so much beauty blooming this time of year, why not cheer up… Continue reading Spring into Hygge: 11 Ways to Carry on the Coziness this Spring