All posts tagged: spring

spring ephemeral pink trillium

A Spring 2022 Smoky Mountain Road Trip

My husband and I are currently on our annual Easter road trip to the Smoky Mountains. It’s such a beautiful time to visit because all of the spring ephemerals are just starting to shine life and light into the beautiful mountain terrain. We’ve seen so many beautiful flowers. It feels like such an honor to hike into these mountains and to take the time to notice the moment. To rest in the lushness of the mountainside. To hear the sound of endless rivers and streams, and seeing columbines bloom from the sides of cliffs from the road. I feel so blessed to be here. We went on a hike called Chestnut Trail and saw so many beautiful flowers as we began the trek up the incline welcoming us on the path. The Smoky Mountain national Park is one of the most bio diverse areas in North America. It has so much to offer and it’s really a safe space for your soul to rest. Coming into nature is always so restful for me and I …

Changing with the seasons

I wanted to talk about the idea of using seasons like we have here in Michigan as a means of doing some deep interpersonal work. All winter I had been leaning into the idea of rest and relaxation and just allowing time and space to exist and incubate. To be inside the cave medicine of my heart, of going inward and just settling into the deepness of rest instead of getting caught up in the do do do like our society often commands.   Enter Spring For the season of spring I am working on letting go, some thing that is easy to say but not always easy to do. We can get cues from nature, inspiration and learn grace. I am learning as I’m watching life grow from the death of last year, seeing the brown leaves of last season create fertile ground and watching as new life springs forth. Coming back to the remembering that life is always in flux and is constantly changing. So for me and actually a friend of mine …