Posts Categorized: Adventure

Approaching the Closet

I survived the first two nights of cleaning out my closet spurred on by Marie Kondo of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”  As I held up each item, I asked “Am I ever going to wear this?”  Then I admitted that the question is supposed to be “Does this spark joy?”  Well, that is… Read more »

Tidying and Uncluttering

Everyone seems to be talking about the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo.  Her premise is that we all have too much stuff that weighs us down, diminishes the flow of love from our hearts to our surroundings, and makes it impossible to locate… Read more »

Dreaming or Awake?

It was two and a half years ago that I received my Cherokee name in a dream.  I had been working on my breathing…releasing shallow breathing and trusting in a universe that allowed me to breathe deeply.  Since we release 70 percent of toxins through the breath, that is a really good thing. In the… Read more »

Michael Franti Inspires

Last night I saw Michael Franti at a lawn concert in Santa Fe.  I knew a little about his music but was more interested in him and his message of oneness, positivity and inclusion. What a powerhouse!  I was bobbing in a sea of people swaying and jumping up and down.  After two hours of… Read more »

Feast Day at Santo Domingo

Today was feast day at Santo Domingo Pueblo (Native American Reservation).  My friend and I went to see hundreds of Native Americans from toddlers to elders perform sacred corn dances in the dusty town square to rhythmic chants, rattles and drumbeats.  With painted bodies and colorful headdresses, bells and fur dangling from their belts, they… Read more »

A Happy Anniversary

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my move to Santa Fe.  That’s right, I moved here exactly one year ago with one plastic fork, a paper plate, some granola bars, an inflatable mattress, and an unquestioning faith. In this past year, I have developed a profound appreciation for mountains and sunsets, southwest culture and new… Read more »

Pikkels and Pikkelson

Oooops!!!  I almost forgot to mention that the Woochibies have two cousins, “Pikkels” and “Pikkelson, the Second Generation”.  In case you haven’t guessed, Pikkelson is the son of Pikkels. They live far away in another forest, so when they come for a visit it is a BIG TO DO!  There are preparations for food and… Read more »