Spring Greens and Spring Awakening

Spring has arrived in our mountain forest. The emergence from the long cold nights of winter gives way to spring and the eternal reminder of rebirth and renewal. Dandelion flowers are everywhere, basking in the warming of the earth, opening to the sun. I’ve been gathering the young leaves for cooking and adding to smoothies. … Continue reading Spring Greens and Spring Awakening

Inner Awakenings, Deep Reflections, and Contentment

I have always found it fascinating that the month of January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of beginnings, who was always depicted with two faces: one looking towards the past and one looking towards the future. This notion of "new beginnings" is what gives rise to our custom of making a … Continue reading Inner Awakenings, Deep Reflections, and Contentment