2 weeks ago

Stately branches bask at dusk — Washington DC

"Family is not an important thing. It’s everything." —Michael J. Fox

So very happy to be home with my family. There is nothing like it.

No matter how much we travel, transition, or move, *home* will always be with family, where love is unconditional and unwavering. Home, then, can exist in several physical locations…especially if it’s always in the bonds of the heart.

3 weeks ago

Lake Tahoe near Bliss Creek (March 2014)

Rich emerald greens and blues — striking snow-capped mountains — crisp, invigorating air - Tahoe is truly captivating.  It has (quickly) become an incredibly special place…and not *just* because of the stunning surroundings, but the vibrant, passionate, interesting community here.  Exploring and appreciating the surroundings is made all the better with great company, and preparing to leave for a few weeks made me realize just how *fortunate* I am.

…and with that, the bags are (mostly!) packed.  Cannot wait to embark in a few hours on a whirlwind trip filled with family, adventures, celebrations, (hopefully) lots of laughter, and, of course, love!

3 weeks ago

Lake Tahoe shoreline near Bliss Creek — March 2014

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." — Napoleon Hill

Deep breaths.  Wise words.  Stunning beauty.  All reminders that sometimes all we can do is never give up, even when we are struggling. {Re: this post.}

Deep breaths.  Digging deep.  Willing the body to move with heart — fueled with espresso, almond butter, and gratitude.

Deep breaths.  Deep breaths and thanks.  Deep breaths and love.

4 weeks ago

Trail towards Bliss Creek — Lake Tahoe - March 2014

"I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it." —Rosalia de Castro

Love exploring new trails — both literally and metaphorically. Transitioning and starting something new can be *daunting* and even overwhelming, but it almost *always* leads to (unimaginably) wonderful things.

1 month ago

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." — Winston Churchill

…and so, in Mr. Churchill’s wise assessment, Tahoe’s weather is nothing but perfect.  This morning, there was a half-inch of snow and a sky filled with fluffy snowflakes…that quickly melted into an afternoon of glorious sunshine!  From yesterday’s crazy clouds rolling over the mountains to the pines waving in today’s spring breezes, lots of changes are taking place with the lovely longer days.

It is a *special* week.  Though busy, there will be celebrations, laughter, coffee, love, long walks, and hopefully a few spectacular sunsets.  Currently cherishing chance meetings and soulmates; sending lots of love at the beginning of this *particularly* wonderful day.

1 month ago

Overlooking Lake Tahoe in Carnelian Bay

Savored every minute of this gorgeous view during a lovely lunch. What a perfect way to end the week. Thankful for supportive new friends and fun company!

Delightful bonus: Feels like spring will soon be here — cannot wait for longer days after we “spring forward” tomorrow!

2 months ago

(Pink!) February sunset; nature’s celebration of love — Lake Tahoe

Fierce gradations of pink radiated through the clouds for a few fleeting minutes during tonight’s sunset.  Standing on the beach to capture the moment was a perfect ending to an invigorating start of the week.  Energizing friendships, lucky catches, and new experiences…feeling very thankful!

2 months ago

Clouds dancing on calm water — Lake Tahoe

Cannot resist one more picture of last night’s sunset.  It was a magical moment: there were no waves along the shore and the water’s surface shimmered with the sun’s final light of the day.

Feeling so very fortunate and so much love this weekend!

2 months ago

…and the sky burst into gold, spreading joy as the sun set — Lake Tahoe

2 months ago

Dunes overlooking Ocean Beach — San Francisco, California

There is something magical about climbing up over a dune and seeing a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean…while in the city!

3 months ago

Beautiful frosty morning in the mountains en route to an invigorating workout

Happy Friday!

3 months ago

(Tahoe) sunsets inspire, captivate, and even empower. Tonight’s fostered a calm moment, allowing for renewal and appreciation.

Very grateful.

3 months ago

Overlooking Lake Tahoe

Reminder from the New Year’s hike up Tunnel Creek: it is important to slow down, take rest days, and appreciate the moment — especially during transitions!

4 months ago 4 months ago

Above the clouds

Gorgeous views between Reno and Salt Lake City — vistas covered in snow and majestic mountains

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