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…Read more!
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.…Read more!
“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…Read more!
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt For almost a year, we have all experienced the few highs and often lows of living in a pandemic. I began Discover with Deanna in September 2020 as a form of coping for myself. There is no doubt I absolutely have had a…Read more!
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…Read more!
“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…Read more!
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,…Read more!
“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…Read more!
I was a Girl Scout (gs) for twelve years of my life. Although it’s been over for a while, once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout, right? In 2017, the summer after our freshman year at college, myself and two of my fellow Girl Scouts (Maria and Madison) decided it was time for an…Read more!
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…Read more!
Summer is nearing the end and change is on the way. A welcome change. Isn’t it ironic that autumn brings cooler temperatures, yet a warm color pallette? I’m ready to welcome cinnamon, apple cider, mums, flickering candles, and pumpkin flavored everything. Fall is coming whether you like it or not, and with fall comes winter.…Read more!
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,…Read more!