Do you have a place from your childhood that as an adult you long for when you're in need of comfort? For me, that place is New London, New Hampshire on Little Lake Sunapee. It was on this lake where I learned the peace of nature. The peace of steady rainfall, the languid lake waves, … Continue reading Looney for Loons
Do you like coffee? How about sweet summer blueberries? Chocolate. How much do you like chocolate? Hmmm...what about modern medicine? If you love the above, you should be a HUGE cheerleader for pollinators, because without pollinators, we wouldn't have the lovely plants that feed us, support our ecosystems, keep the Earth healthy, and heal us. … Continue reading 4 Reasons why Pollinators are our Friends
Surprise! It's Spring here in Maryland! This lovely season brings so many gifts of renewal and I am ecstatic. Tristan and I decided to plant sunflowers, carnations, and dahlias as seedlings to celebrate the season. I love fresh bouquets of flowers but it's not always the most environmentally friendly option because the flowers go through … Continue reading Sweet lil Seedlings
"When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky, the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts just a little"Natassja Cassinerio Being comfortable...being at peace takes practice and a special combination of elements for each person. For some, this may include the breath of a mountain top … Continue reading Living with Friluftsliv
Getting outside consistently has proven to be healthy and can aid in feelings of renewal. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to still feel passionate or even enjoy getting outside when it's colder than the tush of a polar bear sitting on a glacier. Nevertheless, getting outside, even at a minimum of 2 hours a week, … Continue reading Preparing for Polar Bear Weather
“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” JRR Tolkein A few years ago, I went on the trip of a lifetime with two of my best friends. We did a camping road trip throughout the New England area and hiked Mt. Washington. Read more about it by clicking here. When planning the trip, we knew we … Continue reading How to Plan a Road Trip on a Budget (Part 1)
This autumn, I went on a lovely hike in the Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland with my best friend Jenna. Mindful of how busy the A.T. can be during the Maryland leaf peak, we hit the trail early in the morning. I left my house at 6:30am...I was ready in less than 15 minutes from … Continue reading Autumn Morning on the Maryland A.T.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented obstacles into many lives. One of the more minor obstacles is the ability to get out of the house and travel. My family's solution has been camping. The outdoors are much safer when it comes to COVID-19 and we are still able to see different surroundings. Campsite Although I … Continue reading Rocky Gap Camping Trip
"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery--air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'" -Sylvia Plath Being immersed in the outdoors is a unique experience. There is an infinite freedom and simplicity to nature that causes me to feel relaxed and at peace. COVID-19 has impacted … Continue reading Protect What We Love: Earth
Buy ethically. Know yourself and your role as a consumer. Over almost the last century, consumerism has grown into a beast. With a multitude of problems including extortion of workers, wasteful mindsets, lack of innovation, lack of value of experience over objects, and more. However, each one of these reasons culminates to one looming problem … Continue reading What Do You Look Like as a Consumer?