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growth spirituality VanLife

Hail the Holy Hammock! Appreciating the Power of Retreat

In order to get a handle on our own lives and orient toward a future which feels supportive to our souls, I believe it is imperative at times to simply stop. Getting caught up in the momentum of our lives is so easy that we simply react to whatever is in front of us rather […]

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america VanLife

Mother Nature and Lady Luck

Living in nature. I find that facet of van life entirely enthralling and invaluable. While I certainly am not living full time in a van, virtually all of my van-clad nights are spent in nature in some beautiful place. Today it happens to be in the Tahoe National Forest waking on this bluff above one […]

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on traveling VanLife

Traveling Home

Showing its back, and showing its front, A falling maple leaf Nothing to grab on to. ~ Ryukan This van thing is really working for me. I keep waking up happy and going to sleep happy and pretty much happy in between. I feel very uncomplicated. Simple. Not fussed. Living in this van this summer […]

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family nepal

Nepal Trek – Upper Mustang – Part I

Jomsom to Kagbeni I Love spaciousness. My soul loves being in the middle of vastness. Something in me very simply relaxes. This feels like the most amazing place in the world. It may well be, or perhaps it’s that my mind simply confuses perfection, which I find here, with penultimacy. I’ve just begun my trek […]

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growth

Breaking the Tether of Technology – Backpacking the Lost Coast in California

I just spent 5 days backpacking by myself in what is referred to as “The Lost Coast” of California. It’s a very rugged and beautiful section of coastline where Hwy 1 diverges from the coast. You get in there on an unmarked nicely rutted road. Once in about 6 miles, you can camp there or […]