Fall Transitions

As the Colorado Aspen leaves begin to fall, I celebrate this annual rite of passage from summer to winter, from outward to inward. After the explosive growth of summer comes the more introspective season full of crockpot soup. And as with any transition, we say goodbye to one thing and hello to something else, and the goodbyes are often poignant. I recently attended Denver’s Water Lantern Festival to help mark this transition, to bid farewell to some things and welcome in the new. This fall and winter I endeavor to move past some old ways of thinking, to write more songs, and to make even better soup in my crockpot. Wishing you all a fruitful transition.

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Denver’s Water Lantern Festival

Relaxing Reminders

If you’re anything like me, making oneself a priority is a regular uphill battle. Between work, parenting, laundry, and other obligations, I operate with a seemingly endless list of things I “should” be doing (songwriting, journaling, meditating, and napping, to name a few). When I need the reminder to slow down and take care of myself, to rest without guilt, I use my buddy Bernie as my guide. He always reminds me about the importance of self care, of slowing down, and of being present as only a dog can be. 

Bernie, without a care in the world.

Bernie, without a care in the world.